The May 19 Madison City Board of Education meeting was the last for board member Luis Ferrer (pictured fourth from left with the other school board members and Superintendent Dr. Ed Nichols). His five year term ended to a standing ovation and positive accolades from fellow board members and Dr. Nichols.
Colleagues described Ferrer as selfless, student focused, non judgmental, supportive of teachers and staff, and a good listener who considers all sides of an issue.
Ferrer has recently served as the school board’s vice president. He decided against being considered for a second term.
Scott Newberry will fill the position vacated by Ferrer after June 1. He was selected by the Madison City Council, who appoints school board members.
Newberry is employed by HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. He is active with Rainbow Elementary PTA and serves as Parent Assistant Coach for Rainbow Chess Club.