The Partners for Lancaster Schools Foundation recently announced new officers. Tara Booth will serve as president.
The foundation operates the Mercer Place complex in Kilmarnock as part of its mission to provide affordable rental housing for teachers, nurses and healthcare, law enforcement and municipal and county employees, reported founding member and past president Bill Warren.
Booth is an original Partners director having been with the foundation for more than seven years and has played a key role in the planning, development and operations of Mercer Place, said Warren.
She is a former Lancaster Middle School teacher and now serves as the Lancaster County Public Schools math and science instructional coordinator and gifted students coordinator. She also is serving her 19th year on the Lancaster planning commission.
Booth has a bachelor’s in education, a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and an education specialist degree with a concentration in educational leadership and administration.
“We are very pleased that Tara is our new president,” said Warren. “She brings the robust background and experience that the foundation needs to sustain its critical affordable community housing mission into the future. I speak for our entire board of directors in saying that the foundation looks forward to working with Tara in her expanded role as our president.”
At its annual board meeting, members also elected four new directors, including District 1 school board member Katherine Keith, Member (District 1), Chesapeake Academy board of directors chairman Ron Mihills, Mercer Place resident director and Lancaster Middle School teacher Keegan Walters and Lancaster County Public Schools teacher representative director and special education teacher Eric Shaeffer…