The mission of the Georgia School Boards Association is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy and services, and by representing the collective resolve of Georgia’s elected boards of education.


Shakila Henderson-Baker

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Past President

Shakila Henderson-Baker was voted for GSBA Vice President for 2020-2021 year before being voted as GSBA President Elect. She was originally appointed by the GSBA Board of Directors to fulfill the remaining term of District 4 vacated by Katrina Young after she was elected last year as Vice-President of the association. She serves on the GSBA Governmental Operations Committee. A native of Covington, Mrs. Henderson-Baker began her first term on the Newton County Board of Education January 2011. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Fort Valley State University and holds a Master of Science Degree in Psychology and Counseling from Troy University. She is currently finishing up courses at Piedmont College in Athens to obtain her certification in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Henderson-Baker works as a Mental Health Clinician and Behavioral Specialist. She is an active volunteer in the community as an after-school tutor and one of the Coordinators for The Young Legends teen-mentoring group. She is a Charter and current member of the Chi Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., which serves both Newton and Rockdale Counties.