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Margy Brown will serve as Albion BOE president one more year

Photos by Tom Rivers: Margy Brown signs the oath of office on Monday evening after she was unanimously elected as president of the Albion Board of Education. Shawn Liddle, the district clerk and assistant superintendent for business, administers the oath.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 July 2018 at 11:25 am

Elissa Nesbitt signs the oath of office. She is a new member of the Board of Education.

ALBION – Margy Brown was unanimously elected as president of the Albion Board of Education on Monday, a role she has served in since 2011.

However, Brown said this will be her final year as president. She was re-elected to a five-year term in May as a member of the Board of Education. She intends to stay on the board after this year, but not as president.

The board also unanimously backed Steve LaLonde as vice president. Brown said she will work with him this year so he could take the reins and become president after her term ends June 30.

Brown said the district has pushed for excellence in academics and extracurricular activities while insisting on a program that is affordable to district taxpayers. In the past 12 years, Albion has either reduced school taxes or kept them in check 10 times.

“We have a great board and I look forward to working with all of you,” Brown said.

Brown is a certified registered nurse anesthetist. She co-owns and serves as managing partner of Anesthesia Care Associates, which provides anesthesia services for cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries.

She and her husband Eric have two sons in the district: Harrison and Jeffrey.

LaLonde was elected to the board two years ago. He has a doctoral degree in statistics, measurement and evaluation from Syracuse Univeristy. He is recently retired as a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. He and his late wife, Kathy, raised three children who graduated from Albion.

The Board also welcomed one new member, Elissa Nesbitt. She was elected to a five-year term in May. She works as director of community relations for Xerox. She and her husband Chuck have two children in the district.

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