Jennifer Bowen becomes newest school director in East Penn
East Penn School District held a special board meeting Jan. 10 at the school administration building. The purpose of the meeting was to interview candidates to fill the board position left vacant by Dr. Ken Bacher.
The meeting opened with a comment from a member of the crowd. The parent did not want the school district to host a vaccination site, as they believed the school was there to educate, not vaccinate.
Next, the newly elected board members were sworn in. Board Vice President Paul Champagne administered the oath of office to Alisa Bowman and Michael Felegy.
Following this, an interview took place for the remaining open board seat. There were six candidates. Each candidate was interviewed together for an hour and a half during the special board meeting.
Once the interviews concluded, a vote was taken among the board. The candidate chosen was Jennifer Bowen. Bowen is a mother and an educator who attended and graduated from Emmaus High School.