San Luis Coastal has new school board member

San Luis Coastal trustees appointed Ellen Sheffer to the school board Tuesday.

Sheffer will complete the remaining 10 months of the term vacated by John Spatafore, who resigned for business reasons.

A paralegal, Sheffer has a long history of volunteering with the district’s schools and has served as a translator for Spanish speaking families attending school events. She has lived in San Luis Obispo for 15 years and has a bachelor’s degree in education and Spanish from Lindenwood College.

--AnnMarie Cornejo