2013 Board of Directors - Officers
Renea Jones-Rogers served as the 2012 President-Elect, 2011 Vice-President and as the Northeast District Director on the TSBA Board of Directors in 2009/2010. She has been a member of the Unicoi County Board of Education since 2002, and she currently serves as chairman. Renea is a Level V Master School Board Member in the TSBA Boardsmanship Program, and was named to the All-Tennessee School Board in 2007. She has served as an FRN Representative and as a member of the TLN Board of Directors. Renea holds a B.S. Degree in Horticulture and a Master’s Degree in Crop Science, both from North Carolina State University. She is a self-employed tomato farmer. In addition to her work on the school board, Renea is the Unicoi County Farm Bureau Chairman, chairman of Unicoi County Soil Conservation District, Board of Directors for USA Farmers, a Girl Scout troop leader for eight years and has served as a Girl Scout service unit manager for the past five years. She is a member at Calvary Baptist Church. She has two children: Nick who is a sophomore at Clemson University majoring in Ag Mechanization and Business and Laura a freshman at Unicoi County High School.
Carolyn Holt served as the 2012 Vice-President and the 2011 Treasurer on the TSBA Board of Directors. She has been a member of the Hamblen County Board of Education since 1998. In 2003, the Board was named Tennessee School Board of the Year, and Carolyn was named as a member of the All Tennessee School Board. Carolyn is a Level V/Master School Board Member and she has received the Scholars Circle award in the TSBA Boardsmanship Program. She is a TSBA Ambassador for Education having achieved the Certified Ambassador designation. She has served the Board as its Chair, Vice-Chair, and a member of the Poilcy and Safety Committees. Having earned M.S. and B.S. Degrees from the University of Tennessee, she is a registered licensed dietician and serves on the Executive Board of the School Nutrition Services DPG of the American Dietetic Association. Carolyn has represented the Tennessee Dietetic Association in the ADA House of Delegates for five years, and served as President and Treasurer of both the Tennessee and Knoxville District Dietetic Association. She is a recipient of the Tennessee Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award. She is a Hamblen County P-16 Council Co-Leader and a two-time winter of the NSBA Recognition Award. She and her late husband, Lynn C. Holt, are the parents of a son, Matthew, a student at East Tennessee State University. She is a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Susan Lodal served as the 2012 Treasurer on the TSBA Board of Directors. She has been a member of the Kingsport Board of Education since 2003 and served as 2004-2008 Vice President and 2008-2010 President. Susan has achieved Level V/Master Board Member status in the TSBA Boardsmanship Program, was named to the All Tennessee School Board/C. Hal Henard Distinguished Service Award for 2010 and has received the NSBA Distinguished Service Award three times (2007, 2010, 2012). Susan served as an At-Large Member (Chair of the TLN Board) on the TSBA Board of Directors in 2007 and 2008 after being involved with the TLN through various positions since 2003 and serving on the Kingsport Area Chamber Legislative Affairs Committee since 2004. Susan holds a B.S. Degree in Medical Technology from Purdue University. In her community, she also volunteers in the Waverly Road Presbyterian Church Food Pantry and as a long-time tutor in two elementary schools. She currently chairs the United Way’s Hunger Task Force. Susan is married to Peter and they have three grown children: Erik, Nicholas, Genevieve.
Debbie Shedden served as the Northeast District Director on the TSBA Board of Directors in 2011/2012. She is resident of Rogersville and has served on the Hawkins County Board of Education since 2008. She currently serves as the TLN representative for her local board and the TSBA FRN District Coordinator. Debbie is a trustee for the TSBA GASB 45 Trust. She was a member of the TLN Board of Directors. Debbie has achieved Level V/Master Board Member status in the TSBA Boardsmanship Program. She was named to the All Tennessee School Board in 2011 and was the recipient of the C. Hal Henard Distinguished Service Award in 2011. She is an active TSBA Ambassador for Education and serves on her board's Energy Efficiency Committee and Negotiations Team. Debbie earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, KY, while majoring in English and Education. She is a former President of the American Heart Association, former Director of the Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board of Directors for the Hawkins County United Way. She and her husband, Bill, have two daughters, Katie and Dolly.
- Immediate Past President
Robert (Bob) Alvey, Jr., served as the 2012 President, 2011 President-Elect and the 2009-2010 Southwest District Director on the TSBA Board of Directors. A resident of Jackson, Bob has been a member of the Jackson-Madison County Board of Education since 2002. He has served as his School Board Chairman, TLN Representative, FRN Representative, and a member of the TLN Board of Directors. He has achieved Level V/Master Board Member status in the TSBA Boardsmanship Program. He was named to the All Tennessee School Board for 2010, and has twice received the NSBA Distinguished Service Award. Bob is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University with B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Electrical Engineering. Bob works for the Procter and Gamble Company in the Duracell Personal Power business in the Household Care Business Unit. He currently serves on the Board of the Smiles and Blessings Dental Ministry, and serves as a Director for the Jackson Area Wide Soccer Association. Bob attends Englewood Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon and Youth Sunday School Teacher. Bob is married (Amy) and has two children: Meredith, a 2010 graduate of Auburn University, and Rob, a 2012 graduate of Union University.