Friday, December 5, 2014

David Saussy Selected as New CHCCS Board of Education Member

On December 4, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education selected its next Board Member.  The Board selected David Saussy to fill the time remaining on Mia Burrough's seat.

Saussy is a research scientist for GlaxoSmithKline and has lived in the Triangle for more than 22 years, with almost 10 of those being in Chapel Hill.  Saussy's wife, Casey, grew up in Chapel Hill.  They have two daughters, who both attend Glenwood Elementary.  Saussy has been an active volunteer at Glenwood, serving on the school's School Improvement Team (SIT) for almost three years, with two years as parent co-chair.  Saussy holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from the College of Charleston and a doctorate's degree in molecular pharmacology from the Medical University of South Carolina.

"As we looked to fill the vacated seat, the Board of Education had the difficult task of selecting only one from the many qualified applicants," said Board Chair Mike Kelley.  "On one hand, there are so many community members who are passionate about education and the quality that CHCCS strives for and on the other hand, we could only choose one.  David caught our attention with his SIT experience and knowledge of the issues facing the school board.  We're looking forward to working with David as the Board continues making CHCCS a top district."

In other actions, the Board of Education also elected its new chair and vice chair.  Mike Kelley was named the Board Chair and Andrew Davidson was selected as the Board Vice Chair.

The next Board of Education meeting is December 18 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Center.  Saussy will be sworn in at that meeting.

David Saussy
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education

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