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Board fills vacant seat

The Springfield Board of Education has selected Michelle Webber from a group of several applicants to fill the vacant board seat for Position 5. Michelle is the parent of a Springfield High graduate and has been volunteering with the district for years. Michelle is especially interested in increasing student engagement and encouraging parents to work collaboratively with their students to ensure both student safety and success. She believes strongly in supporting families so that every student is ready to learn, and in providing personalized learning opportunities for students. With a long career in banking, Michelle is currently an assistant vice president at Columbia Bank. She will need to run for election in 2019 in order to complete the full term, which expires on June 21, 2021.