Myers elected Cape school board president

Vice President Derrick begins second term
July 29, 2022

Familiar faces were elected to one-year leadership positions on the Cape Henlopen school board, as Alison Myers was named president and Julie Derrick vice president at its annual reorganization meeting July 14.

First elected to an at-large seat in 2014, Myers was re-elected in 2019. She has served as president since 2018. A former special education teacher, Myers holds a bachelor's degree in economics, a master's degree in education and a doctorate in educational leadership, all from the University of Delaware. 

The evening also marked the beginning of Derrick’s second term representing the Area D seat that encompasses Rehoboth and Dewey Beach. Derrick ran unopposed in 2022 and 2017, and also served as vice president for the 2021-22 school year. 

Derrick holds a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree with dual certification in elementary and special education from Wilmington University.

School board seats are now held for four years, after the passage of House Bill 92 in October reduced the term of office from five to four years for school board members elected after Dec. 31, 2021.


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