Governing Board of the JSU Inservice Center

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 Regional Inservice Education Center operates under the direction and authority of a governing board.  The Governing Board is charged with the following responsibilities:

1)  In cooperation with the Alabama State 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 Regional Inservice Center Governing Board members are:

Chris Howard Anniston City Schools
Lisa Robinson Attalla City Schools
Summer Davis
Calhoun County Schools
(VACANT) Cherokee County Schools
Ellen Hammett Clay County Schools
Jennifer Dasinger Cleburne County Schools
Tammy Williams Etowah County Schools
Leah Day Gadsden City Schools
Lauri Elam Jacksonville City Schools
Dr. Emily Sims Jacksonville State University
Dr. Michael Alvidrez Jacksonville State University
Marilyn Burke Oxford City Schools
Tammie Williams Pell City Board of Education
Dr. Leah Stover
Pell City Schools
Chris Hanson Piedmont City Schools
Lane Gay Randolph County Schools
Autumn Arnett Roanoke City Schools
Dr. Melissa Shields (Chair) Alabama State Department of Education
Kimberly Kirby St. Clair County Schools