Lanie Mireles was voted to replace Alan Medina on the Lamar Re-2 School District Board of Education during a special meeting held on Monday, June 20th. Mireles is the Director of Human Services for Prowers County and was hired for the position three years ago. She is the mother of three school age children.
Medina accepted the position for Lamar High School Principal on April 25th, replacing interim principal, Greg Eddy. Medina has served as vice-president of the school board for the past six years and has been employed in various education positions for several decades. He had to resign his seat on the board with the acceptance of the principal’s position.
Mireles said her position as Director of Human Services could provide a unique perspective and insight into families with school age children, “I believe our work with the child protection team and collaborative management team, some of the initiatives we engage in, will be a really nice fit with the school board and it can provide opportunities to consider collaborative work between the Department of Human Services and different school districts.” She said her three children, ages 7,9 and 11 have had her focus on caring for them and her career which didn’t leave a lot of extra opportunity to take part in other aspects of the community. Mireles said her the opening for her new status as a school board member was great timing and will be an opportunity for her to serve the community.
Members voted to reorganize the board once a new member was selected. Danny Tinnes was voted as vice-president replacing Medina. Nancy Winsor, who had been treasurer, was voted as secretary and Mike Harvey was voted treasurer.
By Russ Baldwin
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