ITALY — The Italy School Board of Trustees hired Jennifer Eaglen of Waxahachie as the family consumer science teacher during a special meeting held Tuesday evening in the administration office.

Following the opening session, the trustees immediately went into executive session and returned into open session about an hour later.

High School Principal Lee Joffre said a committee reviewed the candidates and Eaglen came to the top. He said she is motivated and has worked in the Waxahachie ISD for the past seven and a half years. The committee was made up of Ann Hyles, Erica Miller, Matthew Godwin and Joffre.

“She is a perfect fit for this campus,” Joffre said.

Cheryl Owen made the motion with a second from Ida Overton. The motion to hire passed unanimously.

The board also approved the rehiring of Vivian Moreland, who has been with the district many years. Superintendent Barry Bassett said the organization that Moreland contracted with, as a retired rehire, no longer offers that service.

Larry Eubank made the motion with a second from Russ Lewis. The motion to hire passed unanimously.

The board adjourned at 8 p.m. Mark Stiles, board member, was not present at the meeting.