Cullen named to Harrison board

Erich T. Doerr | Review Correspondent

The Harrison School Board has appointed Angie Cullen to fill its open position. The new appointment happened at a special meeting Monday night in Harrison.

“The board and I welcomed her last night,” Harrison Superintendent Thomas House said. “We look forward to working with her.”

House added that was selected for the appointment with an unanimous vote.

House said that Cullen, a Harrison graduate with two children currently in the district, was selected after an application process that saw three people apply for the spot before one withdrew. The remaining two candidates were both interviewed at the school board’s last meeting earlier this month. Following the interviews the other candidate, Harrison school bus driver Pam Hughes, had to withdraw her application because of a conflict of interest as an employee of one of the school’s subcontractors.

According to House the need for a new board member arose following the resignation of longtime member Denise Haskin effective at the end of August. He added that the state requires them to appoint a replacement to the board within 30 days. House thanked Haskin for her years of service to the board.

There may be more changes coming to the school board in the next few months. House noted there are members up for re-election in November.