BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jimmy Bass
Chair

Mark Whitlock
Treasurer

Stephanie Landrum
Secretary

 Ruth Hallman

Karen Kirchler

Jimmy Bass

Jimmy Bass is Director of Library Services for the Coweta County Library System. In addition to CLICK, Jimmy currently serves on RPLAC (Regents Public Library Advisory Council) and is President-Elect for the Georgia Council of Libraries. He is a proud graduate of the Florida State University.

Mark Whitlock

Mark is the CEO of Central Educational Center (CEC). CEC, Georgia’s “model charter college and career academy, ” was developed by local Chamber leaders, the Coweta County School System and West Georgia Technical College. CEC was designated one of 30 "replicable model high school reform” programs in the United States by the International Center for Leadership in Education.

Mark received the B. S. Ed. and the M. Ed. from the University of Georgia. He received the MBA from Georgia State University. For eighteen years, Mark worked with Bank of America building corporate relationships worldwide.

Janet is a career educator with a passion for teenagers and adult education.

Stephanie M. Landrum

 

Stephanie currently works as a Media Specialist at Glanton Elementary School in Grantville, where she is also Committee Chair for the Media, Technology, and STEM Committee. Prior to that she was the Librarian at West Georgia Technical College in Newnan, and was Program Coordinator for Archdiocese of Atlanta, providing training, and technical support for users at 120 locations, as well as conducted training classes. Stephanie has assisted CLICK with creative ideas and materials with the “Book Tasting” event for Adult Education teachers over the summer.

 

 

 

 

Ruth Hallman

 

Ruth  graduated from Darlington School in 1982. She graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, VA and The University of Reading, Reading, England with a B. A. In International Relations, French and German (1986). She obtained her teacher Certification from the University of West Georgia (1996) and is currently pursuing a M. A. in TESOL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).

Ruth currently works for Coweta County Schools as the ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) teacher at East Coweta High School.

Ruth is an active member of Central Baptist Church where she teaches middle school Sunday school and directs children’s choirs. She also serves on the church Music Committee and two scholarship committees at Central, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees for the Carolyn Barron Montessori School in Newnan. Ruth is also a member of the international society PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization), an organization devoted to scholarships, loans and grants to women for higher education.

Karen Kirchler

Karen Kirchler is the Vice President of Adult Education at West Georgia Technical College. She has over fifteen years of experience working in Adult Education and with educationally disadvantaged populations.

 

 Larry Tucker

 

 

Nora Ann Wood

Stephanie M. Landrum, Secretary

 

Stephanie currently works as a Media Specialist at Glanton Elementary School in Grantville, where she is also Committee Chair for the Media, Technology, and STEM Committee. Prior to that she was the Librarian at West Georgia Technical College in Newnan, and was Program Coordinator for Archdiocese of Atlanta, providing training, and technical support for users at 120 locations, as well as conducted training classes. Stephanie has assisted CLICK with creative ideas and materials with the “Book Tasting” event for Adult Education teachers over the summer.

Larry Tucker

 

Larry recently moved to Newnan from Athens, GA, where he worked for the past 15 years in employment services with private agencies and the state of Georgia’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program. He also worked and volunteered extensively in the immigrant community as an ESL instructor. He is fluent in English and Spanish, and is passionate about literacy. He served for a year on the board of directors of the Athens-Clarke Literacy Council, where he assisted with fundraisers and special projects. Having worked with so many different special populations, Larry sees firsthand how literacy, or the lack of it, affects families and the community as a whole. He currently works as the Career Center Manager for Goodwill of the Southern Rivers, on Bullsboro.

Carol Tucker

Carol worked for The Times Herald for five years in the Advertising Department. Carol then became a Special Education teacher and worked at Central Education Center for three years. For the past eleven years, Carol has been a teacher at Newnan High School.

Mark Whitlock

Mark is the CEO of Central Educational Center (CEC). CEC, Georgia’s “model charter college and career academy, ” was developed by local Chamber leaders, the Coweta County School System and West Georgia Technical College. CEC was designated one of 30 "replicable model high school reform” programs in the United States by the International Center for Leadership in Education.

 

Mark received the B. S. Ed. and the M. Ed. from the University of Georgia. He received the MBA from Georgia State University. For eighteen years, Mark worked with Bank of America building corporate relationships worldwide.

Nora Ann Wood

  • High School Counselor for 14 years
  • Worked with the Literacy Group in Athens, GA for 3 years
  • EDS and Masters- Univ. of West Georgia
  • BSED in Speech/English Education-University of Georgia

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