Stacie Wilke-McCulloch was appointed Tuesday to fill the vacant seat on the Carson City School Board.
The appointment of the single applicant who served on the board several years ago followed some discussion as to whether the position should be re-opened to encourage more people to apply.
However, the majority of trustees were in favor of appointing Wilke-McCulloch.
"We've advertised it for three weeks," reasoned clerk Norm Scoggin. "She has experience, knowledge, and is interested. Personally, I think we have to go ahead with our selection."
Wilke-McCulloch, a 1983 Carson High School graduate, is the mother of two high school girls and stepmom to a middle-school boy and served on the board from 1998-2002.
"I have a vested interest in this school board," she said. "It's a big honor to serve."
She said she stopped serving on the board earlier to focus on raising her children. Before applying for the position, she said, she spoke to her kids and they encouraged her to go forward.
"I'm ready to bring my experience from the last 10 years working and raising my kids," she said.
She said she was disappointed there weren't more applicants who wanted to bring stability to a seat that has seen recent turmoil.
Joe Enge resigned from the seat Aug. 6 after his second alcohol-related arrest in a year.