The Worthington Libraries board of trustees welcomed Dawn Valasco as the newest board member at its annual organizational meeting Jan. 19.

The Worthington Libraries board of trustees welcomed Dawn Valasco as the newest board member at its annual organizational meeting Jan. 19.

She was sworn in to serve a term of seven years, and fills the seat left vacant by Martin Jenkins.

Valasco taught children with learning disabilities at Marburn Academy. She served on the Worthington Kilbourne High School academic boosters board of directors, and as co-president of the Linworth Alternative School parent board.

A 2009 participant in New Leadership Ohio, Valasco holds a bachelor's degree from Madonna University and a master's degree from Oakland University.