Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees (known locally as the Greater Collegedale School System School Board) is a group of individuals invested in seeing that GCSS (AWS, CAMS & CA) provide great education. The Board members are Georgia-Cumberland conference executives, elected representatives and pastors from the six, constituent Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Churches which provide consistent, financial support to GCSS including: Collegedale, Collegedale Community, Chattanooga Hispanic, Hamilton Community, McDonald Road and the Spanish-American Church.
The primary purpose for the board is to oversee the “big picture” for the GCSS particularly as it relates to meeting the mission and vision of the system as well as to ensure sustainability into the future. The building principals give reports and updates from their schools. There are several sub-committees that also give reports including the finance, personnel, policy, and home and school association.
At present, the GCSS board is involved in a strategic planning initiative that began during the 2012-2013 and is on going. The GCSS strategic plan will be the roadmap for future growth and development of the system.
GCSS board meetings are held at Collegedale Academy in the library and begin at 6:30 PM four times each year. Any constituent member may attend the board meeting.
Dates for 2017-18 Board Meetings:
August 22, 2017
November 7, 2017
February 6, 2018
April 3, 2018
Annual GCSS Constituency meeting - April 29, 2018
Annual Board Organizational meeting - May 1, 2018
GCSS School Board Members include:
|Kerry Allen – Collegedale||Dave Kettleson – Hamilton Community Church|
|Kurt Allen – GCC - Treasury (Ex-Officio)||Kevin Kossick – GCC - Education (Ex-Officio)|
|Sheryl Baker – McDonald Rd Church||Duane Lemon – McDonald Road Church|
|Brent Baldwin – CA Principal (Ex-Officio)||Toni McElroy – Collegedale Church|
|Joel Barrios - Spanish American Church||Doru Mihauscu – Parliamentarian, McDonald Rd|
|Krystal Bishop - SAU Education Dept. (Ex-Officio)||Harry Miller – Collegedale Church|
|Steve Blackburn – GCSS CFO (Ex-Officio)||Nora Moody – Chair, Collegedale|
|Rocky Chambers – Collegedale Community Church||Chad Nash – Collegedale|
|Travis Crawford – CA Assoc. Principal (Ex-Officio)||Jorge Quintiana – Pastor Chatt. Hisp Comm. (Ex-Officio)|
|Tim Cross – Pastor, Collegedale Church (Ex-Officio)||Jeff Richardson – CAMS Vice Principal (Ex-Officio)|
|Bonnie Eder – SAU Education Depart. (Ex-Officio)||Brent Shrode - Vice Chair, Collegedale Church|
|Tom Fogg – AWS Principal (Ex-Officio)||Rick Stern – Finance Chair, Collegedale|
|Maria Ford – McDonald Road Church||Nick vanZyl – Personnel Chair, McDonald Rd|
|Fred Fuller – McDonald Road||Tom Verrill – SAU - Treasury (Ex-Officio)|
|Greg Gerrard – GCA (Ex-Officio)||Marc Walwyn– Policy Chair, Collegedale Church|
|Xochitl Guerra – Chatt. Hispanic Comm. Church||Melissa Weddle – AWS Vice Principal (Ex-Officio)|
|Tom Hayes – Pastor, Collegedale Comm. (Ex-Officio)||Ed Wright – GCC – President (Ex-Officio)|
|Claudia Hernandez – Spanish American Church||TBD – Hamilton Community|
|Barbara Hunt – CAMS Principal (Ex-Officio)||Kerre Conerly – Recording Secretary (non-voting)|
|Jim Ingersoll – SUC - Education (Ex-Officio)|