MONROE -- The Monroe City School Board elected a new Board President at their Tuesday night meeting.
The board voted to elect member Clarence Sharp as the new President, with member Mickey Traweek maintaining his Board Vice President position.
The election was motioned for by member Vickie Dayton and seconded by member Vickie Krutzer.
Sharp replaces former Board President Verbon Muhammad, who will still remain on the board after serving multiple terms as Board President.
Sharp said there will be no fundamental changes on the board during his tenure.
He said he will, however, place more emphasis on Pre-K education in the City of Monroe.
Sharp said he wants to begin the process of constructing a Pre-K Academy in Monroe to help bolster the beginning of a child's education, laying the foundation for a successful educational career later in life.
"We're going to try to make just as much emphasis on Pre-K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade because that's where the foundation is at," Sharp said. "If we can get that down, then we can move forward."
Sharp describes himself as a quiet board member, but said his actions speak louder than his words.
He's no stranger to the board.
He's been on it since 2010 when he took over for a retiring Jesse Handy.