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Newport News School Board fills vacant seat

Maritsa Alger was selected as the new Central District representative for the Newport News School Board. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Newport News Public Schools)
Maritsa Alger was selected as the new Central District representative for the Newport News School Board. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Newport News Public Schools)

The Newport News School Board has made an appointment to fill the vacant school board seat on Friday.

Maritsa Alger, a retired elementary school principal from Norfolk Public Schools, will now represent the Central District. Her term ends June 30.

“Alger brings a wealth of education experience to the School Board,” according to a news release from Newport News Public Schools. “During her 32-year career, she served as a teacher, inclusion specialist, building program specialist, assistant principal and principal.”

Alger and fills the seat left by Shelly Simonds, who was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates on Nov. 5.

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Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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