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

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

President Elect

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

Vice President

Cornelius Ball is a dedicated public servant and experienced technology and logistics leader. He has been serving…

Treasurer

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

Past President

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

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…

Angela Orange

District 7 Director

Angela Orange has served on the Marietta City Board of Education since 2018. A native of rural south Georgia, a former middle school…

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…

Karen Armstrong

District 9 Director

Karen Armstrong has served on the Dawson County Board of Education since 2015. She has been a trustee for GSBA Worker’s Compensation…

Walter Eubanks

District 10 Director

Walter Eubanks has served on the Richmond County Board of Education since 2018. An Augusta native and graduate…

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…

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District 14 Director
Emeritus Director

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