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High school secretary seeks Hernando School Board seat



SPRING HILL — A former Hernando County ESOL paraprofessional who now works as a secretary for Springstead High School in Spring Hill wants to help lead the school district.

Nilsa Colon Toro, 61, of Spring Hill, has pre-filed to run for the District 1 Hernando School Board seat currently held by John Sweeney. Toro could not immediately be reached Thursday afternoon but her husband Manny Toro said she is a New York native and the couple has lived in Spring Hill for more than 20 years.

Nilsa Toro started working as an ESOL paraprofessional more than two decades ago at Westside Elementary and later at Springstead before moving to the school’s front desk, her husband said. The couple’s three sons are graduates of Springstead.

Toro is the first to pre-file for the seat. Sweeney, who is in his first four-year term, has said he is leaning toward a bid for re-election but has yet to pre-file.

--Tony Marrero, Times staff

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:41am]


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