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The Greene County Board of Education is the official governing body for our public school district. The board consists of five elected members. One member serves as the chairperson and is elected by all the citizens of the county to a four year term. The other four members are elected by districts to four year overlapping terms. You can learn more about our current board members by reading their bios below.

The Greene County Board of Education is dedicated to develop policy and oversee budget and spending to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to live a productive, rewarding life as responsible citizens.


PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT BOARD MEETINGS.  Click here for the Board's Policy.
2011-12Dec. Leg. Breakfast
March 2013 - Sandra Deal visits GCSS
2014 - BOE Members with Superintendent Mellor
2013-ACollins-swearing in
2012-12Dec-LegBreakfast-BOE Members
2012 VCobb DSC_0273
2013-Dukes-Smith-swearing in
March 2013 - Sandra Deal visits GCSS
2012 Grad BOE DSC_0064
In an effort to keep the residents of Greene County better informed of the content of meetings, the Greene County Board of Education makes videos of their meetings available. Please click the movie icon at the left for a listing of the BOE meeting videos that are currently available. 


Board Members (Click on a Board Member's name to read bio.)

Arlie Collins, Board Chair


Arlie Collins, Board Chair
Re-election Year: 2016

Arlie is a native of Macon.  He and his wife Thelma have been married for 12 years and have two children.  They are members of Lakeside Church at Lake Oconee.

Arlie graduated from Willingham High for Boys, attended the University of Georgia and is currently attending RockBridge Seminary where he is pursuing a degree in Ministry Leadership.

Arlie is a self-employed businessman, working in the lake area for over 9 years.  He has been involved with the local Chamber of Commerce, serving as chair of the ad hoc committee on charitable organizations.  He is currently serving as volunteer staff at Lakeside Church in the role of missions coordinator.  He is active with Global Samaritans, a locally based missions group, serving as the domestic scheduler for teams serving in Africa.  He has been team leader for the last 8 years for groups who have gone to Zambia to do construction and ministry. He teaches Sunday school, has served as a deacon and in other leadership roles at his church.

Arlie believes that he brings a fresh approach and vision to the Board of Education of Greene County with a combination of leadership skills and a heart for the children of this county.  It is his desire that every child be given every opportunity to meet their true potential and become active, productive members of our community.  He seeks to bring the school system and the board into a working relationship with the community that will benefit all the citizens of our county, most especially our children. 


Contact Information:
arlie.collins@greene.k12.ga.us
Phone: 706-319-1961

Ms. Allyson Harrison, Board Secretary
allyson.harrison@greene.k12.ga.us
Office: 706-453-7688 ext. 2185

Velicia Cobb (District 1)


Velicia Cobb
District 1

Re-election Year: 2014

Velicia is the wife of Raymond Cobb, a graduate of GTCHS. They are the proud parents of four children: Whitney, a 2005 graduate of GCHS, and a 2012 graduate of Medical College of Georgia’s Physician Assistant program; Tawny, who attended GCHS before moving to Murfreesboro, Tennessee after her sophomore year, currently attending Middle Tennessee State University; Raquel, a 2011 graduate of GCHS, currently attending Clemson University; and Jalen, a 2013 graduate of GCHS, currently attending Paine University. They are also proud grandparents of two grandsons.

Velicia is a graduate of Hancock Central High and Athens Technical College; she just obtained her Associates Degree in Business Administration from GMC. She is employed by the Georgia Department of Corrections, Greensboro State Probation Office.

Velicia and her family are members of Hill Chapel Baptist Church, where she is a Sunday school teacher to students from the age of two to the second grade. Velicia held the office of Secretary of GES PTA and President of CMS PTO. Velicia has a passion for children and their understanding the importance of taking advantage of a quality education.

Velicia will strive to foster strong parental and community involvement. She believes that all must rise to the challenge of ensuring that the educational needs of our children are met with the best education possible. She feels every child should have an equal opportunity to a quality education, because the students who are educated today will become responsible citizens and leaders of tomorrow.



Contact Information:

Velicia Cobb
velicia.cobb@greene.k12.ga.us

Cell: 706-817-1867
Home: 706-453-9883

Ms. Allyson Harrison, Board Secretary

allyson.harrison@greene.k12.ga.us

Office: 706-453-7688 ext. 2185

Deborah Smith (District 2), Vice Chair

 
Deborah Smith
District 2
  &  Vice Chair (2013)
Re-election Year: 2016


Deborah Smith is a native of Greene County, Woodville, GA. She is employed by the Greene County Board of Commissioners in the Planning and Zoning Department. Deborah is a graduate of Greene County High School and Georgia Military College. She attended the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and received certification in GAZA and Leadership through the University of Georgia.

Deborah's goals as a board member are to put in place policies that will provide an environment of the highest expectations and accountability for all that will be conducive to learning. Also, she strives to prepare our students for the greatest success as productive citizens and lifelong learners, ever ready to meet the challenges of our community, our state, our country and the world.

Contact Information:
Deborah Smith
deborah.smith@greene.k12.ga.us
Home: 706-486-4788
Cell: 706-817-8717

Ms. Allyson Harrison, Board Secretary
allyson.harrison@greene.k12.ga.us
Office: 706-453-7688 ext. 2185

Dennis Mitchell (District 3)


Dennis Mitchell
District 3
Re-election Year: 2014

Mr. Mitchell was born in Atlanta, and raised in DeKalb County. He moved to Greene County in 1989, and has lived in Union Point since 1991. Dennis has been employed with Bug House Pest Control of Lake Oconee Inc. since 1996. He and his wife Tinna have two children; Haley, a student at Young Harris College, and Devin, a student at Lake Oconee Academy. He and his family are members of Union Point Worship Center Church, where he serves as Associate Pastor.

Dennis believes the goal of both the Board of Education and community, in unity, should be that each child in our school system is provided the best education by the best visionary educators in the field of education. This will produce young adults ready to embrace the future.

Contact Information:
Dennis Mitchell
dennis.mitchell@greene.k12.ga.us
Cell: 706-817-1457

Ms. Allyson Harrison, Board Secretary
allyson.harrison@greene.k12.ga.us
Office: 706-453-7688 ext. 2185

Leah Dukes (District 4)


Leah Dukes
District 4
Re-election Year: 2016

Leah Dukes is a wife and mother.  She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, receiving her BS degree in 1989.  In 1992, she received her Master's of Education with an emphasis in Higher Education.  She moved to Greensboro, Georgia in 2000, with her husband Gordon, and their two boys, Major and Tucker. She recently obtained her real estate license.

Leah's goal is to make sure that every student graduating from the Greene County School System has the tools necessary to prepare them for the 21st Century economy.  Whether their aspirations lead them to higher education or on a career pathway, she wants them to feel confident in knowing they have been provided with a solid foundation and the tools necessary to reach beyond their wildest dreams.

Contact Information:
Leah Dukes
leah.dukes@greene.k12.ga.us
Cell: 706-473-7772

Ms. Allyson Harrison, Board Secretary
allyson.harrison@greene.k12.ga.us
Office: 706-453-7688 ext. 2185

Greene Co. Voter Precinct and District Information

 

 
 Precinct

District

 (1) Greensboro 
 
 1, 2, 3, 4

 (2) Greshamville  

 4

 (3) Woodville

 2

 (4) Union Point 

 2, 3

 (5) Siloam

 1, 3

 (6) White Plains

 1

 (7) Liberty

 1, 4

 (8) Old Salem

 1, 4


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