Debbie Dunlap will serve as the 2020 president of the Reynoldsburg City Schools Board of Education.

Dunlap was elected by her four fellow board members at the Jan. 7 organizational meeting.

Neal Whitman was elected vice president.

Newly appointed board member Angela Abram was sworn in, replacing former board President Joe Begeny, who resigned in December after winning the city's mayoral election.

Abram was appointed Dec. 17 to serve Begeny's unexpired term, through Dec. 31, 2021.

A resident of the city for 20 years, Abram has four children who have attended district schools; the youngest, a daughter, is enrolled at Reynoldsburg High School. Abram is married and attends Mount Vernon Avenue AME Church.

She works as an occupational therapist who specializes in pediatrics.

Abram said her goals include helping the district implement its vision of student success, fiscal responsibility and strengthening community partnerships.

"Each student has an innate and unique gift potential. I'd like for each student to realize their unique abilities and step into their greatness," Abram said. "I am honored and gratified to be appointed to this position. It is a privilege to serve the students of Reynoldsburg in this capacity."

The board also voted to set its regular meetings for the year; most fall on the third Tuesday of the month, with the exception of the January regular meeting, which is slated for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at City Hall, 7232 E. Main Street.

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