MEDINA — Thomas Cahalan has been named by the Medina Board of Education to fill the seat vacated by the retirement last month of Dr. Robert Wilder.
Cahalan, a 21-year resident of the district, is a personal trainer, working out of the Medina Community Recreation Center. He holds a master of science in management and a bachelor of science in biology from Purdue University.
The board picked Cahalan after interviewing 13 candidates Friday and Saturday.
“Mr. Cahalan was selected because he evidenced many traits we find necessary for board service: independent thinking, a calling to serve the community, high integrity, and personal experience relevant to the kinds of decision-making that boards face,” according to a news release issued by the school board.
Cahalan will be officially sworn in at our next public meeting on March 27th, 2013 at 6pm at the Medina High School Distance Learning Lab.