Edgartown selectmen and town’s school committee voted Monday to appoint Kelly McCracken to fill a vacancy on the school board.

David Rossi, who served 12 years on the Edgartown school committee, resigned earlier this year when he was appointed chief of police.

Ms. McCracken is the administrator for the Dukes County Retirement Board, and has been an active parent at the Edgartown School.

“My son just graduated from the high school, and my daughter is going into the fourth grade this year, so I’m on 14 of 18 consecutive years as a parent at the Edgartown School,” Ms. McCracken said. “I like the idea of being involved at the school level. We’re very fortunate to have some amazing funding available for our kids.”

She said she will be especially interested in issues surrounding standardized testing.

“MCAS, PARCC testing, they affect our children and what things they learn,” she said.

Ms. McCracken was endorsed by Edgartown School principal John Stevens, school committee member Megan Anderson, and Chief Rossi, who attended Monday's board of selectmen meeting. Committee chairman Susan Mercier was unable to attend.

Ms. McCracken will serve until town elections next April, and may then choose to run for election to a full three-year term.

Under town bylaws, current members of the school committee and selectmen, meeting in joint session, fill any vacancy by majority vote.

Following the appointment, Ms. Anderson presented Chief Rossi with an engraved brick from the old Edgartown School as a memento of his time serving on the committee. The old school was demolished two years ago to make room for the new Edgartown Library.

“For your many years of amazing service, I think you personally, and we also thank you as a community for all you’ve done for us,” Ms. Anderson said.