Maplewood Richmond Heights School District reported on Sunday that Ralph Posley was appointed to fill the board vacancy left by Nikylan Knapper when she became mayor of Maplewood.
According to MRH: After coming up short in the recent municipal election, Ralph Posley has found himself back on the Maplewood Richmond Heights Board of Education.
In April, voters considered three candidates to fill two open board seats. Posley, the incumbent, finished third in the election. But another sitting board member, Nikylan Knapper, won her race for mayor of Maplewood and was thus obligated to resign her MRH position. The Board then solicited candidates to be appointed to fill Knapper’s seat; Posley was among five citizens who filed. He was officially selected and sworn in by the Board at Thursday’s monthly meeting.
Posley’s term expires in April of 2022, which is when Knapper’s term was set to end.
Ralph Posley has been a resident of Richmond Heights for three decades. He and wife Addie have seven children. Ralph has been employed with Covidian Healthcare Pharmaceuticals as a lab assistant and dispatcher. He is also Pastor of the Word of God Christian Church in Richmond Heights. He was awarded the 2008 Citizen of the Year Award by Unity Pact.