~ Press release issued by Page County Public Schools
LURAY, Nov. 4 — On Thursday, November 3, 2022, the PCPS School Board appointed Ms. Taylor Alger as the District 1 interim board member. The seat was vacated with the passing of Mr. Tommy Lansberry on September 22, 2022. Ms. Alger will serve a one-year term until a special election in November 2023. At that time, the person elected will serve the remaining two years of Mr. Lansberry’s term.
Ms. Alger is a graduate of Luray High School and Virginia Tech, where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. She is currently a reporter for the Page News and Courier, Porch Visit Program and Community Garden Outreach Coordinator with the Page Alliance for Community Action, and serves on the Board of Directors with Living Legacy, Inc.
Ms. Alger also holds a certification as a trauma practitioner and provides mental, behavioral, social and emotional therapeutic service to youth and parents. Her experiences also extend into the field of agriculture, where she holds a certification in permaculture design, and served as the Educational Director for the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute and the Educational Lead for the Fat City Farmers.
Ms. Alger shared that she is truly honored and so excited to be a part of this team and is looking forward to offering all that she can to the kids and the school system. She is especially dedicated to connecting with the administration, staff, children and caregivers in her district and to be able to advocate for their needs, ensuring that both our children and our community are thriving and successful.
School Board Chair, Megan Gordon, states, “Taylor is well known for her efforts in the community, especially through the Rec Center. She brings with her experiences in helping families through trauma and recovery, as well as in the area of agriculture. We look forward to working with her as we continue to move Page County Public School forward in service to our students, families, and the community.”
Ms. Alger’s first official school board meeting will be on November 10, 2022.