The Alton Board of Education has selected a veteran educator to take the top job at East Elementary. The board voted to appoint Lanea DeConcini as the principal at East Elementary at its regularly scheduled board meeting earlier this week. DeConcini has worked in the district for the last 21 years, including the last 12 years as an assistant principal at other schools in the district.

She replaces Dr. Henrietta Young who notified the board earlier this year that she would be leaving to become the new superintendent in the Brooklyn School District. DeConcini will take her new post on July 1st.

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