The Van-Far R-I School Board filled its recently open vocal/band instructor position last week after a special board meeting held on Wednesday, August 7.
In Executive Session with five board members present, the district hired Alex Cucciarre to take over the position. Board members Dr. Greg Frost and Jim Hopke were unable to attend the meeting.
Cucciarre is from Van Wert, Ohio and received his Bachelor of Arts and Music Education degree from Miami University in Ohio.
Cucciarre will replace Lisa Dobbs, who submitted a late resignation in July after citing hardships in traveling daily to her job from Columbia to Vandalia.
The district also approved the hiring of Gayle Jones for the A+/Guidance secretary position.