Vale schools in for changes as months of planning now turn to action

Alisha McBride, Vale school district superintendent, and school board members are working toward new goals for improving student performance – especially in math – and bolstering services that will help reduce absenteeism. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

VALE – Many viewed Alisha McBride as a savior when she was appointed over a year ago to lead the Vale School District.

Her promotion followed the sudden resignation of superintendent Scott Linenberger in 2017 and the tenure of interim superintendent James Howard in 2018. She was serving as the interim superintendent when she proved to the board that she was capable of redirecting the Vale School District as a stable leader and was appointed to the helm in January 2018. Just over a year later, McBride’s determination has given way to passion and collaboration.

She spearheaded a team of leaders of faculty and staff . . .