Flanked by his family, Dr. Nathan Treff took his oath Monday night and filled the final vacancy on the Chester Consolidated School Districts Board of Education.
Treff joins the new blood brought in at the reorganization meeting at the beginning of the year, filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Laura Fishman at the end of December.
Fishman's term on the board does not expire until the reorganizational meeting following the 2013 November election and Treff will now be serving out that term.
Treff said desire to join the board stems from his love of Chester.
"I have three young children; I'm interested in becoming involved in the community," Treff said. "It's one of the reasons I chose to live here—the school system. There's an openness that everyone has and all the support that everyone gives each other."
Chosen from five candidates who interviewed for the vacancy, Treff said his work as a scientist could play a big role in his participation with the board in terms of analyzing data and the research of existing data.
"We are eager to work with Nathan," Board President Kerri Wright said. "And are excited at the unique perspectives he will bring with him to the Board."