Hughes unanimous choice to head Waterloo school board

Ellen Hughes is the new president of the Waterloo Board of Education. She was elected unanimously at Monday’s organizational meeting.

Hughes was first elected to the nine-member board in 2015 and re-elected in 2018. Her current term expires June 30, 2021.

She was nominated by Charles Bronson, with a second coming from Coreen Lowry. Lowry was elected vice-president.

Hughes succeeds Mike Shores, board president for three years. He declined to seek another term as president. Several board members thanked Shores for his leadership the past three years.

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