Meet the Board

The GSBA Board of Directors comprises officers such as the president, president-elect, vice president, treasurer, and immediate past president, along with a Director from each of the 14 GSBA districts. They are elected during the Annual Business Meeting of the Delegate Assembly, taking office on July 1. District directors serve three-year terms, elected through district meetings with a rotating schedule to ensure fair representation.

President

Mr. Landers has served on the Walton County Board of Education since 2005, holding roles as both Vice-Chair and Chair. In addition…

President Elect

John Noah Jackson was first elected to the Board of Education in 2008 and since that time he served as chair from 2010-2014…

Vice President

Amy has served on the Bryan County Board of Education since 2012.  She was elected as Chairman of the Bryan County…

Treasurer

Ron Hopkins became Treasurer to fill an unexpired term on January 1, 2017. He is a two-time GSBA past president, having served in…

Past President

Shakila Henderson-Baker was voted for GSBA Vice President for 2020-2021 year before being voted as GSBA President Elect. She was…

District 1 Director

Marianne Smith has served on the Bryan County Board of Education since 2013. Prior to serving on the school board, she served on…

District 2 Director​

Dr. Michael Kirkland has served on the Seminole County Board of Education since 2015. He grew up in Decatur County and earned…

District 3 Director​​

Naomi Buckner has served on the Muscogee County Board of Education since 2003. Prior to running for the local board…

District 4 Director

Pamela J. Brown began her first term on the Rockdale County School Board in January 2017. She is the current Vice-Chair. She is well…

District 5 Director

Kimberly Dove has served on the Fulton County Board of Education since 2017. Prior to running for the local board, she served in…

District 6 Director

Amy Dees was appointed to serve as GSBA District 6 Director to complete a one-year unexpired term in 2019. She serves on the GSBA…

District 7 Director

Jill Fisher began her Rome City School Board service in January 2018. She is a Louisiana State University graduate degree…

District 8 Director

Elected to his local Board in a December 2010 Run-off election, Bryan Preston has served as a member of the Coffee County…

District 9 Director

Mark Pettitt is a native of Gainesville and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Georgia. A product of Hall…

District 10 Director

Jimmy Atkins, Jr. has served on the Richmond County Board of Education since 2005. During this time, he has served…

District 11 Director

Rebecca Soto has served on the Oglethorpe County Board of Education since 2015.  She has served as Chair for three…

District 12 Director

Teresa Blackshear has served on the Twiggs County Board of Education since 2009. She served as Vice Chair of the board for almost eight…

District 13 Director

Theresa Davis, a resident of Fitzgerald/Ben Hill County, has been a member of the Ben Hill County school board since 2005. Her…

District 14 Director

Cornelius Ball has served on the Turner County Board of Education since 2012. He is the current Vice Chair of the board and also…

Emeritus Director

Vernon Payne was first elected GSBA District 11 Director in 1989. He has chaired the GSBA Risk Management Fund Board of Trustees…