SOUTHWICK- The Select Board and the Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School Committee voted in a joint meeting to appoint Patrick Jubb to fill the vacant School Committee seat for Southwick.
Jubb was chosen over candidates Anna Katherine Johnson and Chelsea Berry, who had previously been on the School Committee.
Each candidate was asked the same series of interview questions by each member of the School Committee and Select Board. The combined board members took a vote to choose Jubb after the interviews were completed.
Jubb said in his interview that he wants the school district to support a student-centered educational structure.
“I feel that it is important that the administration supports a high quality student-centered structure,” said Jubb.
He said that he has 30 years of experience working for Verizon. He has been a local youth baseball coach for seven years and is a former league coordinator.
Jubb said his decision making style is to address the issues privately within his own family and to educate himself using public resources before he comes out with a public stance.
The seat was vacated by former committee member Maria Seddon, who resigned from the board and participated in her last meeting June 15. Jubb will finish out her term, which is set to expire in June 2022.