Board Members

Athens State University Regional In-Service Center
Governing Board

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.

2019-2020 Governing Board Members

Karen Pinion, Chair
Central Office
Cullman County

Dr. Johnnie Lundin
College of Education
Athens State University

Dr. Sara Cline
College of Arts and Sciences
Athens State University

Amy Williams
Central Office
Athens City Schools

Lisa Hargett
Hayden Elementary
Blount County Schools

Melinda Willingham
West Elementary
Cullman City Schools

Rebekah Higgins
Austin Middle School
Decatur City Schools

Elisa Harris
Hartselle High School
Hartselle City Schools

Patty Maze
Athens State RIC Director
Ex-Officio Member

Susan Hayes
Central Office
Hartselle City Schools

Pam Crumpton
Moulton Middle School
Lawrence County Schools

Patti Terry
Speake Elementary
Lawrence County Schools

Rebecca Martin
Ardmore High
Limestone County Schools

Dr. Cherie Humphries
Central Office
Morgan County Schools

Mallory Lamb
Oneonta Elementary
Oneonta City Schools

James Lucas
School Board (Retired)
Athens City Schools

Cyndi Townley
State Department of Education