The Gilbert Unified School District governing board hired Susan Sokolsky this week as the new board secretary.
Barb Alden, the current executive coordinator for the board, is retiring at the end of the month after 33 years in the district. Sokolsky has worked at Gilbert's Finley Farms Elementary School as an instructional aide for the past year and a half. She is a former human relations manager.
A Gilbert resident, Sokolsky has twin daughters in sixth grade at Finley Farms. The board secretary works closely with board members, puts the board meeting packets together, takes the minutes at board meetings and helps the public with any questions related to the governing board.