"I think it's beautiful for all of us," said Shaw, who was supported by Residents of Antioch for Improved Schools & Education (RAISE), an educational lobbying group spearheaded by Mary Peinado, who often speaks at school board meetings.
Seelinger couldn't be reached at press time for a comment on her re-election, but school board member Walter Ruehlig had a general observation about the race.
"The board contestants were competent and admirably civil, but the contest itself fell noticeably short on spirited debate," he said. "I'm friends with all four but was itching for more give and take. Fish swim; challengers must challenge."
Shaw is an educational consultant and will probably bring many spirited ideas to the board on how to improve education. Seelinger is a retired schoolteacher who often points out that the students must come first.