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COE Board of Advisors

The College of Education Board of Advisors is advisory to the College’s dean providing advice, guidance and support for the development of high quality programs in the College. The Board also assists in promoting a professional image and good relations with the larger community and development of effective collaboration with that community. The COE Board of Advisors meets biannually.

Dr. Joseph C., “Jody” Barrow-Chair 2022-2023Superintendent, Fayette County Schools
Mrs. Dayle BurnsRetired Educator in Effingham County and wife of State Representative and House Speaker, Jon Burns
Ms. LeeAnne CowartMember State Board of Education
Ms. London CowartTeacher at Stevens Creek Elementary, Columbia County Schools
Dr. Genie FulcherNursing Professor, Adult Education advocate and a member of the inaugural Curriculum Studies EDD cohort at Georgia Southern University
Mrs. Sheila HoynesRetired Educator
Dr. Terry OattsCurrent Superintendent of Rockdale County Schools
Mr. Eddie PollardFormer Headmaster, Flint River Academy and retired principal of Fayette County Schools
Mr. Mike RoyalPast Chairman and current member of the State Board
of Education
Ms. Rebeccah PhillipsTeacher, Bethune Middle School
Ms. Chris PyeSchool system administrator and program manager
Mr. Jeff ShattuckAssistant Principal at Gordon Central High School
Mr. Jerry SniderAttorney, Parallon Business Performance Group
Ms. Sonya TuckerRetired School Counselor in Fayette County
Ms. Melodie WallCurriculum Coordinator, Effingham County Schools
Updated membership 3/8/2023

Last updated: 3/8/2023