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Ronnie has been a member of the Lauderdale County school board since 2014 and currently serves as board president. Ronnie has served on AASB's Multicultural and Federal Relations Network Committees. He was elected to serve as AASB District 8 director in 2017 and served a one-year term as president-elect.

President-Elect

Mary has been a member of the Macon County school board since 2010. In addition to serving as District 4 Director, she has served on AASB's Resolutions Committee and the Board Training Advisory Committee. She is president of the Macon County School Board.

Immediate-Past President

Shannon has been a member of the Baldwin County school board since 2013 and has chaired the board. She has been a school volunteer as well as vice president and president of PTA boards. She serves on the Spanish Fort Education Enrichment Foundation Board.

State BOE Liaison

Dr. Tonya Chestnut was elected as the District 5 State Board of Education member in November 2020. She is the state board liaison on the AASB Board of Directors. Chestnut is a veteran educator with more than 30 years of instructional and administrative experience.

District 1 Director

Ann was appointed to serve as District 1 Director in June 2021. She has been a member of the Brewton school board since 2016. Ann has reached Level 3 in AASB's School Board Member Academy, earning more than 105 training hours.

District 2 Director

Shelia has been a member of the Wilcox County school board since 2015 and currently serves as board vice president. She became AASB's District 2 director in December 2019. Shelia is employed by the Wilcox County Department of Human Resources as a financial social worker II.

District 3 Director

Rev. Russell Clausell has been a member of the Geneva City School Board since 2015 and currently serves as board president. He became AASB's District 3 director in December 2020. Russell is a pastor and a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, having retired from the Army in 2008.

District 4 Director

Matilda Woodyard-Hamilton has served on the Tallapoosa County Board of Education since 2006. She has reached the Master Honor Roll level in AASB's School Board Member Academy and is a 2021 All-State School Board Award recipient.

District 5 Director

Renna has been a member of the Bessemer City School Board since 2006 and has been actively involved in AASB, having served on the Leader to Leader, Nominating and Advocacy Committees. She also is a member of the Alabama Council of Black School Board Members.

District 6 Director

Scott has been a member of the St. Clair County school board since 2001 and currently serves as board president. He was elected to serve his first term as AASB District 6 director in 2021. Scott is a 2021 recipient of AASB's prestigious All-State School Board Member Award.

District 7 Director

Bradley has been a member of the Walker County school board since 2008 and became AASB's District 7 director in June 2017. Brad, a supervisor at Drummond Co., Inc., has served on AASB's Budget & Finance and Bylaws Committees.

District 8 Director

Jimmy has been a member of the Morgan County school board since 2020 and currently serves as board president. He was appointed as District 8 Director in December 2020. Jimmy is employed by GE Appliances.

District 9 Director

Wilder has been a member of the Huntsville school board since 2014 and was named AASB District 9 director in 2018. She currently serves as president of the Huntsville school board and has reached the master level in AASB's School Board Member Academy.

Executive Director

Sally joined AASB’s staff in 1986 and previously served as assistant executive director, director of public relations, director of communications and director of research and special projects. She was promoted to executive director in June 2007. She manages the association’s affairs, directs legislative efforts, advises the AASB membership and oversees efforts to build public support for schools. The executive director serves as secretary and treasurer of the AASB Board of Directors.

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