Ellen Hughes is the new president of the Waterloo Board of Education. She was elected unanimously at Monday’s organizational meeting.
Hughes was first elected to the nine-member board in 2015 and re-elected in 2018. Her current term expires June 30, 2021.
She was nominated by Charles Bronson, with a second coming from Coreen Lowry. Lowry was elected vice-president.
Hughes succeeds Mike Shores, board president for three years. He declined to seek another term as president. Several board members thanked Shores for his leadership the past three years.