The Davis School Board has appointed Jack Dellastatious as the school district's new director of special education.

Dellastatious, of Rockville, Md., replaces Dale Sheld, who has accepted a position with the state office of education.Dellastatious, who earned a doctorate in education at George Washington University, has served as principal, assistant principal and administrator in the Howard County Public School System in Maryland since 1980. Before that, he worked 18 years as a teacher, counselor and assistant principal in Maryland's Montgomery County Public School System.

Dellastatious begins his tenure in Davis County the first week of January.