LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Jefferson County Board of Education appointed Joseph Marshall to fill the open District 4 seat Thursday night.
A specially-called meeting took place at the Van Hoose Education Center to appoint someone to the vacancy. The District 4 seat represents southwest Louisville.
Marshall, 34, is a teacher at the West End School. Before that, he was a teacher with JCPS for five years.
“He loves children and he tells you that,” Board Chair Diane Porter said. “His passion for education was everything. Everything was guided by education when he talked to us.”
A total of 13 people applied for the vacancy that was created when Ben Gies resigned last month.
The board vetted five candidates during a closed-door session Tuesday.
“Had a wonderful time,” Marshall said in a video posted to his campaign page Tuesday. “Got super hyped with the board. That’s an amazing team of people, and I know that they are ready to get hyped too so we are excited, thank you.”
Marshall is scheduled to be sworn in as the District 4 board representative at the regular school board meeting Tuesday.