Retired Northeast High School principal Ella Carter and Susan Sipe, a former Parent Teacher Association activist, became the newest Bibb County school board members at a swearing-in ceremony Thursday.
Carter, 71, won the District 1 seat in July’s primary election and Sipe, 56, won the District 3 seat in November.
Both start Jan. 1.
“I don’t know about excited, but I am delighted,” Carter said after the ceremony in which her friends and family presented her with pink roses. “I expect to be an integral part of the board, especially for District 1.”
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Board members Susan Middleton, Tom Hudson, Gary Bechtel and Tommy Barnes, who all ran unopposed, also were sworn into office Thursday by Superior Court Judge William Self.