Governor Rick Scott called schools Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson this afternoon to notify her of his appointment of Naomi Roberson of Macclenny to the school board seat vacated by Jesse Davis last summer.
Mrs. Raulerson said Ms. Roberson will fill the seat through the August 26 election, when voters will decide who will occupy the seat for the next four years.
Ms. Roberson, along with two other men, submitted applications to fill the seat, but no appointment came until this week. The other applicants: retired sheriff's office investigator Chuck Brannan and retired civil service worker Leonard Davis.
Naomi Roberson, a former English and reading teacher who retired from the system in 2001 after 33 years, also sits on the City of Macclenny's Zoning and Adjustment Board.
This is the second time she was tapped to fill a vacancy on the school board. The first time she served from March to November in 2003 to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Jeanine Harvey.
She is a member of the Retired Educators Association, and devotes volunteer time on the boards of the Citizens Support Group for the Stephen Foster Park, Heritage Park and as a member of the Olustee Citizens Support Group.
See next week's edition for further details.