2023-24 Governing Board Members

As mandated by the State Legislature and the Alabama Department of Education, the Athens State University Regional In-Service Center (Athens State RIC) operates under the direction and authority of a Governing Board. According to the Bylaws of the Athens State RIC Governing Board, the board should include eight classroom teachers, four administrators, two Institution of Higher Education employees, one State Department of Education employee, and one school board member. Board members serve staggered three-year terms and are eligible for one re-appointed term.

Jennifer Blevins, Chair
Austin Middle School
Decatur City Schools

Shane Carpenter
Clements High School
Limestone County Schools

Shannon Hollingsworth
Susan Moore Elementary
Blount County Schools

Tracie Turrentine
Morgan County Schools

Tina Sloan
College of Education
Athens State University

Marla Williams
College of Education
Athens State University

Patti Terry
Speake Elementary
Lawrence County Schools

Amy Williams
Brookhill Elementary
Athens City Schools

Emily Hines
West Elementary School
Cullman City Schools

Tessa Filyaw
East Lawrence Elementary
Lawrence County Schools

Julie Rhodes
Hartselle Intermediate
Hartselle City Schools

Mallory Lamb
Oneonta Elementary School
Oneonta City Schools

Daniel Weaver
Good Hope Primary/Elementary
Cullman County Schools

Tina Towers
Elementary Curriculum Director
Hartselle City Schools

Courtney Wilburn
Office of School Improvement