Dr. Thomas R. Dobbins Re-Elected as SCSBA Region 16 Director

COLUMBIA – Dr. Thomas R. Dobbins, a member of the Anderson County School District 4 Board, was re-elected to the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) Board of Directors as the Region 16 Director for a second four-year term during the association’s annual business meeting held on December 3.  Region 16 represents Anderson 4, Anderson 5, Oconee, and Pickens.

The association’s annual business meeting, which was held during the association’s Legislative Advocacy Conference, included voting delegates from most of the state’s 81 school boards. In addition to electing association officers, delegates adopted resolutions to guide the association during the 2017 legislative session.

Dr. Dobbins has served on the Anderson 4 board for 12 years.  He currently serves as the chair.  He also served as Anderson 4 chair from 2002-2008.  He was elected to the SCSBA board in 2012.

 He serves as the Director of the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service.  He was recognized as the 2015 ACTE Southern Region Teacher of the Year.  In 2015, he received the John Parris Agriculture Leadership Award.

 He is a member of the SC County Agents Association, SC 4-H Agents Association, SC Ag Teachers Association, and SCACTE and National ACTE.  He is an active member of Oakdale Baptist Church.

Officers elected to lead the association’s board of directors for a one-year term are as follows:

  • President, Queenie Boyd, Lee County School District
  • President-elect, Wesley Hightower, Aiken County School District
  • Vice President, Tony Folk, Dorchester School District Four
  • Treasurer, Chuck Saylors, Greenville County School District
  •  Secretary, Cheryl Burgess, Lexington School District Three

Others elected to serve a four-year term on the 23-member board of directors as regional directors are:

  • Region 2 Director, Cindy Bohn Coats, Charleston county Schools
  • Region 4 Director, Janice Morreale, Horry County Schools
  • Region 8 Director, Jamie Devine, Richland One School District
  • Region 12 Director, Annie E. McDaniel, Fairfield
The South Carolina School Boards Association is a non-profit organization serving as a source of information and a statewide voice for boards governing the 81 school districts.

 

By Susie Rhodes

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