The Little Rock School Board voted Thursday night to appoint Joyce Walker Wesley to represent District 9 on the board.
Wesley fills the seat vacated by Jeff Wood, appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson to the state board of education. Les Wesley is in opposition in the November 8 election for the District 9 seat, which includes part of Northwest Little Rock.
Wesley, 48, has been a mental health therapist for 21 years. She works at Little Rock Air Force Base and also has a private practice.
A graduate of Wayne High School, Wesley holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and a master’s degree in the same field from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a former member of the Little Rock Committee for Children, Youth and Families.
Weasley is married to Harold Wesley, an assistant staff member in the Bryant School District. She has a son who graduated from Hall High earlier this year.