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Dr. Ware Takes Oath for El Dorado County Board of Education

16:25 PM - September 05, 2023

During the El Dorado County Board of Education meeting held on September 5, Dr. Charles Ware took the Oath of Office and officially assumed the position of Trustee for Area 1. The El Dorado County Board of Education trustees publicly interviewed multiple candidates to make an informed decision about their selection. Charlie Downs, Board President, commented, "The Board was fortunate to have such a highly qualified group of applicants for the vacancy. Any one of them would have been a good choice, which made for a difficult decision. The trustees felt the diverse experience and skills of Charles in the areas of mental health and wellness were highly complementary to the collective strength of the Board. The Board Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Charles Ware." 

Dr. Charles Ware is the Director of Academic Services at California Northstate University. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education and a Master's in Sport and Fitness Administration/Management from the University of Central Missouri. Furthermore, he obtained his Doctor of Education from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. 

Residing with his family in El Dorado Hills, Dr. Ware has a firm presence in the local community. Area 1 includes the areas of El Dorado Hills, Latrobe, and Cameron Park. Following his appointment, Dr. Ware emphasized, “As the newly appointed trustee to the El Dorado County Board of Education, my foremost commitment lies in serving our community and prioritizing student learning and achievement. I am especially dedicated to supporting those students who may struggle or are underserved, ensuring they receive the assistance they need to flourish. I am deeply honored by the board's trust in me, and I wholeheartedly value the vital work done by Mrs. Knight. I aim to build upon her efforts and sustain the crucial support she provided to our community."

Following the meeting, Dr. Ed Manansala, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools, expressed, “I extend a warm welcome to Dr. Ware as he joins the El Dorado County Board of Education. His educational expertise and commitment to El Dorado County will bring substantial advantages to the students and families that we serve. I look forward to our collaborative partnership.”

This designation fills the vacancy left by former trustee Georgianne Knight, and the term will run through December 31, 2024. The position will be up for election in November 2024.

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