The vacant seat on the Williams Unified School District Board of Trustees has been filled.
Administration of Oath ceremonies were held on Monday to welcome the newest WUSD Board member, Maryah Stoots.
Stoots joins the school board as vice president of the Williams Parent Teacher Organization and a parent advocate with a heart for service and a strong desire to help others. Through her work with the Williams Parent Teacher Organization, Stoots fundraises for school spirit wear and educational programs. She was instrumental in the introduction of Learning Dynamics, an early learning reading program designed to promote childhood and family literacy.
Stoots was recognized at last years Women of the Year event, the fifth annual tradition that honors women that have made significant contributions to their communities and society through public service, business, education, local advocacy or service in the military.
Stoots appointment comes after the forced resignation of former Board member Rosa Orozco-Lopez. After a lengthy investigation, Orozco-Lopez pled guilty to one count of voter fraud and two counts of fraudulent voting in March and was ordered to step down from her position on the board.