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PCS Board of Education to hold special meeting for appointment of District Four Board Member

posted Jul 18, 2018, 4:46 AM by Miranda Ferguson   [ updated Jul 18, 2018, 4:46 AM ]

PCS Board of Education to hold special meeting for appointment of District Four Board Member


PENDER COUNTY -- The Pender County Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2018, for the purpose of appointing a board member to fill the District Four seat, recently made vacant by the passing of Ms. Katherine Herring.


The Board will vote on the appointment of Mr. Kenneth Keith to fill the position through November, after which the seat will be filled by the school board candidate who receives the most votes in the election.


Mr. Keith is a long-time Pender County resident. He began his career as a family court counselor in the Fifth Judicial District, where he served for 16 years before starting the first alternative program in Pender County Schools in 1989. He later served as an assistant principal at Pender High and Topsail High.


“Ms. Katherine Herring was on the Board a long time; I can’t say that I can replace her,” Mr. Keith said. “I will give my best effort to fill out the term to the best of my ability putting children first.”


Ms. Herring represented District Four on the Pender County Board of Education for 28 years. During her tenure on the Board of Education, she served in numerous leadership roles including Chair and Vice-Chair. Within the community she was also known for her for work as a pastor, author, and volunteer.