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TPS Board of Education swears in new board member and leadership

Randal Parker III will fill Stephanie Eichenberg's term following her resignation in November. A new president and vice president were also sworn in Thursday.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Editor's note: The above video originally aired Nov. 30, 2021.

The Toledo Public Schools Board of Education swore in a new - but familiar - face on Thursday.

Randall Parker III, pastor at Canaan Manifested Word Church, was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Stephanie Eichenberg after her resignation was accepted in November. 

The board placed a call for applicants to find a replacement to serve the remainder of Eichenberg's two-year term.

Parker previously served on the board in 2015, after being appointed to fill Cecelia Adams' vacated seat when Adams was chosen for city council.

Eichenberg had served on the board since 2016. It has not been disclosed as to why she resigned.

In addition to Parker joining the board, Polly Taylor-Gerken and Sheena Barnes were sworn in as board president and vice president, respectively.

Taylor-Gerken has served on the board since 2013 and was re-elected in November after serving as vice president.

Barnes has been on the board since 2019.

Continuing their terms following the November election, and also sworn in, are Bob Vasquez and former board president Chris Varwig.

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