Wright named new school board president

Staff Report
Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education member Nancy Brown, center, has asked her colleagues to address their own biases and actively support the district's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts. Member Gerry Bettio, far right, however, said that it is not the school's job to teach diversity.

The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education is under new leadership. 

On Thursday, the board elected Jessica Wright as the new board president and Jason Whitacre as vice president. 

Wright, who succeeds Whitacre, was first elected to the board in 2019. Her nomination was unanimous. 

Whitacre, who succeeds Lisa Johnson-Bowers as vice president, was elected in 2017. 

Wright nominated Whitacre, while Geraldine Bettio nominated Johnson-Bowers for vice president.

Wright, Whitacre and Nancy Brown voted for Whitacre. Johnson-Bowers and Bettio voted for Johnson-Bowers.