Mammoth resident John Stavlo was appointed to a Mammoth Unified School District vacancy on Feb. 23. The vacancy was left after former board member Dr. Andrew Bourne resigned from the position in January.
Stavlo, an electrical engineer by training and a long-time employee and/or manager in the aerospace industry, moved to Mammoth several years ago and has served as a independent studies volunteer and/or contracted tutor at Mammoth High School since 2009, after receiving his temporary teaching credential.
Stavlo was one of three contenders for the position. The field also included Andrea Revy O’Connell and Melvyn Lewin.
Stavlo will serve in the position until the term runs out this December. Greg Newbry's four-year term will also be up at that time. An election to fill both seats will be held in November.
Stavlo is married and the parent of three adult children. He is a former vice president at Northrup Grumman Space Technology’s advanced technology programs, and a program manager for many projects in the aerospace industry, including spaceship system design and missile system design. He and his wife, Sue, volunteer with the local American Asociation of Retired Person’s free, tax-aide program, are volunteers for the Nordic and biathalon race programs and are hosts at Mammoth Mountain.
He was appointed to the school board on Feb. 23, after an application and interview process that included review by the current school board members and district officials.
He will be sworn in at the school board's next regular meeting of March 22, unless the public petitions for a special election. According to district officials, the public has 30 days to petition for a special election. If they do not, Stavlo will serve until the end of this year.