The East Windsor Board of Education Wednesday unanimously appointed Republican Randi Reichle to fill the vacant position left by Lynn Stanley.
Reichle, who was not sworn in, took a non-voting seat on the board for the remainder of the meeting. The East Windsor Town Council endorsed Reichle for the position last week.
“I am very excited,” Reichle said after the meeting Wednesday. “I was very honored to be asked to join.”
Reichle is a licensed child care provider who had two of her own children attend East Windsor schools.
She wrote in her application to join the board that, during the time her children were in East Windsor schools, there were five high school principals and four superintendents.
“[T]he process was very frustrating,” Reichle wrote.
But with a new superintendent, rising test scores and a positive 5-year strategic plan, Reichle wrote that she believed the school board was energized and “full of enthusiasm.”
Reichle holds a childhood development associate’s degree from Childcare Education Institute in Atlanta, as well as an associate’s degree in radiology from St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
She has owned and run Reichle Family Childcare in East Windsor since 1990, supervising children up to 12 years old.
Her term on the board expires in November 2015.