Board Members Loses Battle With Cancer

Andrea Harrison copyRIDGEWAY (Nov. 24, 2015) – Fairfield County School Board member Andrea Harrison lost her long-running battle with breast cancer last week, passing away on Nov. 18.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ms. Harrison,” Dr. J. R. Green, Superintendent of Fairfield County Schools, said. “She worked meticulously to achieve the goals of the district. Ms. Harrison placed service above self and was a true steward of education. She served the district with dedication and devotion. Ms. Harrison brought great value and warmth to our district and will be greatly missed.”

Harrison, 45, was first elected to the School Board in 2010, and won her second term just last year. A memorial service was held Sunday at Fairfield Central High School.

A special election to fill Harrison’s District 1 seat will be held Feb. 16. Filing opens at noon on Dec. 4.