Hilary Wilkes sworn into Macon County Board of Education

Recently elected Hilary Wilkes was sworn into the Macon County Board on Education on Dec. 7. Wilkes replaces Board Member Stephanie McCall who did not seek re-election.

Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin expressed sincere appreciation to McCall for her passion for education as well as the devotion of time and support given of the Macon County School System.

Wilkes said she campaigned for a place on the BoE so that Highlands School would have a seat at the table when critical decisions are made. 

“School boards are faced with a large swath of issues, and it is my goal to study the information presented to me as a board member and make decisions in the best interest of our students,” said Wilkes.

From left are Macon County BoE Members Tom Cabe, Vice-Chairman; Carol Arnold, Board Member; Jim Breedlove, Chairman; Dr. Chris Baldwin, Superintendent of Schools; Melissa Evans, Board Member (Nantahala); and Hilary Wilkes, Board Members (Highlands).

Wilkes ran unopposed and will serve a 4-year term.

“I am very proud to represent the Highlands district,” she said.

Also sworn in on Dec. 7 were Jim Breedlove and Carol Arnold. Arnold is replacing former BoE Member Fred Goldsmith who resigned on Nov. 16. Arnold was appointed to fill the remaining two years of Goldsmith’s term.

The vote to appoint Arnold was 3-1 with McCall voting opposed.

Pictured at the top of the article is newly elected Macon County Board of Education Member Hilary Wilkes being sworn in on Dec. 7. Photo courtesy Macon County Schools.

Article  by Brian O’Shea
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