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Walters takes helm of Glendale Unified school board as president

Glendale Unified school board members Tuesday voted to observe a traditional rotation of duties during its reorganization meeting, despite breaking with that practice several times in recent years.

Christine Walters, formerly vice president, assumed the presidency while Nayiri Nahabedian, who was serving as clerk, was named vice president. The new titles are firsts for both women.

“I do appreciate the confidence of my colleagues to have me sit in this seat and I promise to do my best to lead us through another successful year,” Walters said.

Elected in 2007 and again in 2011, Nahabedian had never been elected to one of the top two leadership positions. Her priorities during the coming year will include increasing student achievement and maximizing the use of Measure S dollars, she said.

“I am looking forward to moving ahead with all of us together for the well being of all of our students,” Nahabedian said.

School board member Mary Boger assumed the role of clerk.

-- Megan O’Neil, Times Community News

Twitter: @megankoneil