Retired high school Principal Thelma Boac has been chosen as a trustee of the Berryessa Union School District.
She replaces David Neighbors, who last month suddenly resigned 2½ years into his term on the board.
Boac, who last fall unsuccessfully ran for a seat on the East Side Union High School District board, was chosen earlier this week by the four remaining Berryessa board members after they interviewed five applicants for the seat.
Boac retired two years ago after nearly 37 years in education, most recently as principal of Silver Creek High in San Jose. She now is on the adjunct faculty as a student teacher supervisor at San Jose State University and National Hispanic University.
Berryessa serves 7,980 students in kindergarten through eighth grade in northeastern San Jose.
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