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Governing Board

Alabama's 11 Regional Inservice Centers were created by the legislature to enhance the training of school personnel in critical needs areas. The concept and mandate were adopted in May, 1984 (Act 84-622), establishing centers to provide "rigorous inservice training in critical needs areas for the state's public school personnel, teachers, superintendents, principals, and local board of education members."


As mandated by the state legislature and the Alabama Department of Education, the JSU Inservice Education Center operates under the direction and authority of a governing board.  Under state statute the governing board is charged with the following responsibilities:

1)  In cooperation with the Alabama Department of Education, determine policies for the operation of the center, including the days and hours of operation.

2)  Approve programs and activities that address needs as identified by needs assessments and/or student achievement data and the plan to access the center's programs and services by its constituent schools and systems.

3)  Approve the center's annual budget.

4) Approve program consultants as requested by local education agencies.

5) Delegate to the center director the authority and responsibility for the daily operation of the center, including the development and maintenance of necessary records (financial and programmatic) and the coordination of programs and activities.

6) Approve the annual report of the center's programs and activities.

The current JSU Inservice Education Center Governing Board members are:

Dr. Sherron Jinadu Anniston City Schools
Lisa Robinson Attalla City Schools
Teresa Johnson Calhoun County Schools
Laura Brown Cherokee County Schools
Cadie Tipton Clay County Schools
Jennifer Dasinger Cleburne County Schools
Tammy Williams Etowah County Schools
Leah Day Gadsden City Schools
Burt Lavendar Jacksonville City Schools
Dr. Gena Thornburg Jacksonville State University
Lisa Williams Jacksonville State University
Karen Phillips Oxford City BOE
Khristie Goodwin Oxford City Schools
Dr. Kim Williams (Chairperson) Pell City Schools
Dr. Matt Akin Piedmont City Schools
Lane Gay Randolph County Schools
Donna Neighbors Roanoke City Schools
Debra Williams State Department of Education
Melissa Adkins St. Clair County Schools
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