Open Coosa area seat on BOE
Six apply for Coosa seat on Board of Education
Posted on 01/16/2015
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Six community members in the Coosa area have applied for the open seat on the Floyd County Board of Education.  Five men and one woman turned in their application for consideration by the board to fill the remainder of Brian Barcomb's term that will run through December 31, 2016. The deadline for applications was noon on Thursday.  The applicants are: Carey "Kim" P. Holtzendorf, Jr.; Mary W. Lee; Richard O. Marable; Roger "Jay" Shell; Micheal "David" Tucker; and Daniel "Danny" Hugh Wade.  

Holtzendorf is the co-owner of Central Electrical System, Inc, has children enrolled in the school system and is a graduate of Coosa High School.  He has participated in the PTO, and coached in community youth sports, In the community, Holtzendorf is involved in Ducks Unlimited and the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce.  He is a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  

Lee is a retired educator and has worked in Floyd County Schools at McHenry Primary School, Pepperell Primary School and at Cave Spring Elementary School.  She holds a bachelor degree and masters degree in education and an education specialist degree.  Lee also worked at Northwest Georgia RESA and several school systems across four states during her career.  She is active in the Rome/Floyd Retired Educators Association and she is a Growth Group teacher at West Rome Baptist Church. 

Marable was co-owner of the Balloon Factory for many years and is a retired educator who worked in Rome City Schools before retirement.  After retirement he has worked at Model High School and served for five years as a community coach with the football team.  He has a bachelor and masters degree in education.  Marable served as a Georgia State Senator for 12 years, chaired the Senate Education Committee and served as Majority Whip during his time in the Senate.  He has been active in the community in youth sports, the Rome Little Theater, and Special Olympics. Marable serves as a deacon at Oak Hill Church of Christ.

Shell is the owner of Brewhouse Music and Grill and Jay Shell Entertainment, Inc. He was also the owner of the restaurant 333 on Board and has children enrolled in the school system.  He has been a volunteer coach in the Coosa area, serves on the Coosa Middle School Local School Governance Team and is a representative of the Coosa Middle LSGT on the Local School Coordinating Council for Floyd County Schools.  He is active in the community and has served on the Forum Advisory Board, Rome Tourism Board, The Sexual Assault Center Advisory Board, Downtown Development Authority and the Downtown Rome Business Improvement District Committee.  Shell was in the Leadership Rome class of 2011 and his family is active at Life Church.

Tucker is a retired educator and was a principal at Model Middle School and McHenry Primary School in Floyd County Schools.  He served as the Floyd County Athletic Association Executive Director for seven years and worked at Coosa Middle School and Coosa High School during his education career.  Tucker has a bachelor, masters, and specialist degree in education.  He is active in the community working closely with the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce and 17 North Georgia Chambers.  He also serves on the Berry College Educational Program Advisory Board and the Berry College Graduate Education Program Advisory Board.  Tucker serves as chairman of the Personnel Committee at Fellowship Baptist Church. 

Wade is the administrative pastor at Northside Church and owner of Wade Properties, Inc.  He has children enrolled in the school system in the Coosa community.  Wade is a graduate of Coosa High School and has been active in the school system as a volunteer.  He serves as chairman on the Alto Park Elementary Local School Governance Team, participated in the Superintendents Advisory Board, and works with the FCA at Coosa Middle School. Wade was area leader for the Coosa community on the citizens SPLOST Committee that passed the referendum to build the new Coosa High School.  Wade has been active in the community as a foster parent, an adoption facilitator, camp counselor, the clothes closet for foster families and coaching in youth sports.
The Floyd County Board of Education will review the applications with the assistance of two members of Local School Governance Teams in the Coosa area.  A meeting has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20 to review the applications as a group and select finalist for interviews.  The interviews of selected finalists are tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 23.  

The board plans to select the community member to fill the seat representing the Coosa community at the regular board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 3.  The new board member will fill the seat of Brian Barcomb.  Barcomb resigned over the Christmas break due to his family relocating their residence outside of the Coosa community.