Officers

Keys Fillauer

Oak Ridge, President

Bio

Keys Fillauer

Keys Fillauer, Oak Ridge, served as the 2021 TSBA President-Elect. He also served as the 2020 TSBA Vice President and the 2019 TSBA Treasurer. He is a former TSBA Board of Director, having served as the East District Director from 2014-2016 and as TSBA At-Large Member in 2010. He has served on the Oak Ridge Board of Education since 2001. He has served as Board Chairman since 2009 and was Parliamentarian from 2007-2009. He was selected for the All Tennessee School Board in 2012. Keys serves as the current Foreman for the Anderson County Grand Jury and served on the Oak Ridge Boys and Girls Club Board from 2000-2007 and as Vice President for four of those years. He has served as President of the Knoxville Ronald McDonald House. He is a member of the Oak Ridge Sports Hall of Fame and Anderson County Hall of Fame. Keys has his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and is currently President of Fillauer Family Partnership. He is a retired teacher and coach of 31 years. He and his wife, Melanie, have one son, Parks, who is currently working as a Neuropsychology Resident at the Michael DeBakey Veterans Hospital in Houston, TX.

Candy Morgan

Maryville, President-Elect

Bio

Candy Morgan

Candy Morgan, Maryville, served as the 2021 TSBA Vice President. She also served as the 2020 TSBA Treasurer and the 2019 TSBA East District Director. She first served on the TSBA Board of Directors as 2018 At-Large Member before being appointed to fulfill an unexpired term as East District Director. Candy has served on the Maryville Board of Education since 2012 and served as Vice Chairman in 2016-2018. She served as Board Secretary in 2014-2016 and as TN Legislative Network Representative since 2012. She served on the TN Legislative Action Committee, TSBA Journal Editorial Advisory Board, SCOPE Group Leader, and as a TSBA Ambassador of Education. She has served as the Maryville City Schools Foundation Chair in 2012, Vice Chair in 2011, and Ex-Officio Member 2013-2017. She is the Past President of four Parent/Teacher Organizations at local schools, has achieved level IV in the TSBA Boardsmanship Program, and has served as a TSBA Convention presenter. She is active in her community having served on the Junior Service League in 2004-2010 and Leadership Blount Class of 2013. She is a graduate of East Tennessee Regional Leadership Association Class of 2019. She is a founding member and current board of director for Blount County Youth Court since 2013. She has served on the Educators Roundtable for Blount Partnership Workforce Board since 2017. Candy has a Bachelor of Science degree from Troy University. She enjoys photography as a hobby. Candy and her husband, Pat, have three children: Hannah, Emily and Will.

Dr. Dale Viox

Arlington, Vice President

Bio

Dr. Dale Viox

Dr. Dale Viox, Arlington, served as the 2021 TSBA Treasurer. He formerly served on the TSBA Board of Directors as TSBA At-Large Member from 2018-2019. He has served on the Arlington Board of Education since 2013. He served as Board Chairman in 2015 and in 2013 which was the inaugural year for Arlington Community Schools. He also served as Board Vice Chairman in 2019. Dale served as Tennessee Legislative Network representative 2015-2019. He has also served on the TSBA OPEB Trust since 2015 and currently serves as Trust Chairman. He served as the Trust’s Vice Chairman in 2017. He is a Level V Master School Board Member and was named TSBA’s 2019 School Board Member of the Year. Dale works in Pediatrics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He and his wife, Dana, have three children: Zac, Taylor, and Jackson.

Marty Burlison

Tipton County, Treasurer

Bio

Marty Burlison

Marty Burlison has served on the TSBA Board of Directors as the Delta District Director since 2015. He first served on the Tipton County Board of Education from 1985 - 2004. In 2012, he returned to the School Board where he now serves as Chairman. Marty became Vice-Chairman of the School Board in the late 1980’s and served until 2004. Marty was named TSBA’s 2020 School Board Member of the Year. He is a graduate of Covington High School in Tipton County and is a lifelong farmer. He is a former member of the Tipton County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. He is a member and attends the First United Methodist Church in Covington. He and his wife, Camille have three adult children. They also have five wonderful grandsons. During his free time, he enjoys golfing and duck hunting.

Brett Henley

Coffee County, Immediate Past President

Bio

Brett Henley

Brett Henley, Coffee County, served as the 2021 TSBA President, 2020 TSBA President-Elect, 2019 TSBA Vice President, 2018 TSBA Treasurer, and the 2017 TSBA South Central District Director. He first served on the TSBA Board of Directors in 2016 as a TSBA At-Large Member and has been a member of the Coffee County Board of Education since 2010. He served as Board Chairman 2014-2020 and was the Chairman for the Director’s Evaluation Committee from 2012-2013. He was appointed by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury to serve on the Advisory Committee on Open Government from November 1, 2020 – October 31, 2024. Brett is a Level V Master School Board Member and was selected for TSBA’s All Tennessee School Board in 2017. He has served on the Manchester Chamber of Commerce Education Committee since 2012. He is the Manager of Henley Propane Inc., and Henley Mini Storage in addition to being a Certified Flight Instructor. He has two children: daughter, Ashley, who is a Physical Therapist and currently works as the clinic director for Benchmark Physical Therapy in Nolensville and son, Andrew, who is a Software Engineer.

      

District Directors

Michelle McKissack

Shelby County, Delta District Director

Bio

Michelle McKissack

Michelle McKissack serves as the 2022 TSBA Delta District Director. She has served on the Shelby County Board of Education since 2018 and serves as the current board chairman. She served as chair of the policy committee 2018 – 2021. She served on the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) 2019 – 2021 and held the office of secretary at the national level. She is active in her community having served as Board Commissioner on the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) 2020 – present and as a Board Commissioner on the Memphis Symphony Orchestra 2018 – present. Michelle works currently as a Media Consultant and is a former News Anchor and Reporter. She received her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Journalism from Northwestern University. She and her husband, John, who is a Mechanical Engineer, have four children, Bliss, Peter, Everett, and John. Michelle’s hobbies include travel and nature walks.

Lisa Fields

Campbell County, East District Director

Bio

Lisa Fields

Lisa Fields serves as the 2022 TSBA East District Director. She has served on the Campbell County Board of Education since 2016. She has served as the Chairman of the Safety Committee 2017 – present. She is a board member at the Campbell County Christian Learning Center, serves as a TCAT Board Member 2018 – present, has been a HOSA Volunteer since 2017 and has served as a B1 Suicide Prevention Volunteer/Sponsor 2018 – present. She is very active in her community serving as an owner/operator of Fields Real Estate, Deerfield Resort, and McCloud Mountain. She is an active member of Braden’s Chapel Church. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Lincoln Memorial University. She worked as a former banker and school teacher. She and her husband, Raymond, have two children, Eli and Hayden. Her hobbies include floral arrangements, hiking, sports, and helping others.

Jimmie Garland

Clarksville/Montgomery County, Mid Cumberland District Director

Bio

Jimmie Garland

Jimmie Garland has served as the TSBA Mid-Cumberland District Director since 2018. He served as TSBA At-Large Member in 2015. He has been a member of the Clarksville/Montgomery County Board of Education since 2001. He served as board chairman from 2014-2015 and 2010-2011. Jimmie is a Level V Master School Board Member and was named to the 2021 All Tennessee School Board. Other boards for which he has served: President of the Clarksville Branch NAACP 5582 from 2001-Present; Vice President of the TN State Conference NAACP from 2006-Present; and Clarksville Big Brother Big Sister from 2001-2006 and as chairman in 2006. He currently serves as a voting member of the Diversity Committee at Austin Peay State University and the Chairman of the Board of the Clarksville Youth Coalition since 2019. He is an associate minister of the True Vine Worldwide Gospel Church and served as a mentor for TN Achieve in 2014-2015. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Bethel University. Jimmie retired from the U.S. Army at the rank of Chief Warrant Office 4, after twenty-nine years of service. He and his wife, Reverend Jane W. Garland have three grown children and six grandchildren, a great grandson and a great granddaughter.

Dr. Lee Carter

Huntingdon Special, Northwest District Director

Bio

Dr. Lee Carter

Dr. Lee Carter has served as TSBA Northwest District Director since 2018. He first served as 2018 At-Large Member before being appointed as Northwest District Director to serve an unexpired term. Lee has served on the Huntingdon Special Board of Education since 2000. He is the current Board Chairman, having served since 2004. He served as Vice Chairman 2002-2004 and as Secretary 2000-2002. He is the primary hospitalist at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Carroll County in Huntingdon. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from David Lipscomb College and his Medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He is very active in his church and in his local and medical community. He has been an active participant in working with the American Cancer Society. Lee has lectured on many medical topics, served on multiple medical committees and boards, and has written numerous medical books and journals. He has received many personal honors and professional awards throughout his career. Lee enjoys music and is a part of a Local Men’s Ensemble, All Walks of Life and a Southern Gospel Group, Victory Quartet. Lee and his wife Teresa, between them, have four children; Lauren (Joshua) Haynie, Roy Beecham, Rachel Carter and Kate (Garrett) Matlock. They now have six grandchildren; Cullen Haynie and Natalie, Wyatt, Elaina, Wade and Silas Matlock.

Kevin Long

Johnson County, Northeast District Director

Bio

Kevin Long

Kevin Long has served as the TSBA Northeast District Director since 2020. He has served on the Johnson County Board of Education since 2010 and served as chairman 2015-2017. He has served as vice chairman from 2011-2014 and 2018-2019. He also served as the Johnson County Commissioner 1986-1994. Kevin has served as a TSBA OPEB Trustee since 2019. He was named to the 2020 All Tennessee School Board. He works as a Nuclear Material Handler and is the owner of Uncle Him’s BBQ in Shady Valley, TN. He enjoys remodeling homes and farming in his spare time. He and his wife, Kim, who is a registered Dental Assistant have three adult children, Avery, Aubrey, and Chance and four grandchildren, Corbin, Harlyn, Paisely, and Everlee.

Pat Welsh

Tullahoma, South Central District Director

Bio

Pat Welsh

Pat Welsh has served on the TSBA Board of Directors since 2018 as South Central District Director. He has served on the Tullahoma Board of Education since 2000. He served as Board Chairman from 2011-2020 and serves on the Tullahoma City Schools Maintenance and Finance Committees. He was elected to the TSBA All Tennessee School Board in 2017. Pat is very active in his community currently serving as a coach for youth wrestling and having previously served as a coach for football and Little League Baseball. In 2017, he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He has also served as: Alderman for the City of Tullahoma, 1985-1988; President for the Chamber of Commerce, 1989; Member and Chairman of the Tullahoma Industrial Board; and Director of 1st National Bank, 2003-2005. He also currently serves as a Sunday School Teacher at Trinity Lutheran Church, Board of Director for the Elk River Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is a member and former Board of Director for the Tullahoma Rotary Club. Pat is currently retired from Boise-Cascade. He and his wife, Beth, have three children; John, Martha, and Michael, along with two grandchildren; Carter and Emily.

Carolyn Ingram

Cleveland, Southeast District Director

Bio

Carolyn Ingram

Carolyn Ingram has served as TSBA Southeast District Director since 2021. She has served on the Cleveland Board of Education since 2016. She served as the Tennessee Legislative Network Chairperson from 2016-2018, on the Site Committee from 2018-2020, on the schools Rezoning Committee from 2018-2019, the Committee for Strategic Planning 2019-2020 and has planned luncheons for local state legislators to meet with the school board 2017-2019. Carolyn is very active in her community. She currently serves on the board for Habitat for Humanity. She also serves on the board for the Cleveland Rotary and has served as the chairperson of the Education Committee. She was appointed to the State Textbook Commission 1998-2004. She is an active member of the Broad Street United Methodist Church, serving on various committees and teaching Sunday School since 1998. She currently serves on the board for the Holston Methodist Home for Children and for the Unity Center, which is an after-school program for low- income children in Cleveland and Bradley County. Carolyn is a retired educator of 45 years, having served as a teacher for 18 years and an administrator for 27 years. She and her husband, Jerry Franitza, have two adult sons, Marc and Matt Ingram, and three granddaughters, Ella, Madi, and Anna.

Bobby Henderson

Hardeman County, Southwest District Director

Bio

Bobby Henderson

Bobby Henderson has served as the TSBA Southwest District Director since 2016. He has been on the Hardeman County Board since 2006 and has been the chairman since 2013. He was the vice chairman from 2010-2012 and has been the representative for the Tennessee Legislative Network since 2008. He has served on the Budget Committee from 2010 – present; Insurance Committee from 2011 – 2012; and the Tennessee Technology Advisory Board from 2006 – 2010. Other committees for which he has served: Chairman of the TN Forest Festival from 1992 – 1994; Chamber of Commerce from 1986 – 1990; and Miss Forest Festival Scholarship Committee from 1993 – 1996. He was selected for the TSBA All Tennessee School Board in 2015. Bobby attended the University of Memphis and graduated from William R. Moore College of Technology. He is the owner/partner of Henderson Heating and Air. Bobby and his wife, Mary, have two adult children and three grandchildren.

Jayson McDonald

White County, Upper Cumberland District Director

Bio

Jayson McDonald

Jayson McDonald has served on the TSBA Board of Directors since 2019. He has served on the White County Board of Education since 2014. He has served as Board Chairman since 2017 and as Vice Chairman 2015 -2016. He has served as an Executive Board Member for Union Association of Southern Baptists. Jayson is an alumnus of White County Schools for which he serves. He is employed as a warehouse manager with Ben Lomand Telephone Co-Op. He and his wife, Crystal, an elementary PE teacher, have one adult son, Eli, who currently works for a contractor installing fiber optics and internet and is engaged to be married in July 2022. Jayson’s hobbies are riding bicycles, camping, and spending time with his family.

      

Members At Large

Scott Gillenwaters

Anderson County, At-Large Member

Bio

Scott Gillenwaters

Scott Gillenwaters serves as 2022 TSBA At Large Member. He has served on the Anderson County Board of Education since 2011. He served as board vice chairman from 2016 – 2018 and has served as chair of the budget committee since 2013. He has served as a member of the Anderson County Education Foundation Board since 2020. Scott is active in his community. He served as Anderson County Commissioner 2002 – 2010; as a member of the Habitat for Humanity Board 2016 – 2021; Chair of the Community Mediation Services Board since 2020; and has served as a member and held various positions on the Oak Ridge Lions Club since 1992. Scott currently works in management for Allegion Corporation. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Emory & Henry College and a Master of Arts from Huntington University. Scott and his wife, Kathy, have two adult children, Chris and Andrew. His hobbies include singing, playing the piano, coffee roasting and running.

Connie Hogan

Robertson County, At-Large Member

Bio

Connie Hogan

Connie Hogan serves as 2022 TSBA At Large Member. She has served on the Robertson County Board of Education since 2012. She has served as Board Chairman 2014 - 2016, 2020 and 2021 and served as the board’s Tennessee Legislative Network representative in 2013. She is a member of the Springfield Baptist Church where she teaches a ladies Sunday School Class for ages 80 and over. She attended East Robertson High School and received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Masters’ Degree in Reading from Austin Peay State University. She is currently retired from Robertson County Schools where she worked as a first-grade teacher for thirty years. Connie and her husband, Robert, who is the owner of The Hogan Company and currently serves as Robertson County Commissioner, have one adult daughter, Brooke Callis. Brooke serves as principal of Greenbrier Elementary School, also in Robertson County. Connie has two teenage granddaughters, Faith and Mary Brynlee.

Tucker McClendon

Hamilton County, At-Large Member

Bio

Tucker McClendon

Tucker McClendon serves as 2022 TSBA At Large member. He has served on the Hamilton County Board of Education since 2018 and is currently serving as board chairman. He attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and currently works at the Millennial Debt Foundation as the Director of Events. He is the former manager at The Chattanooga Market. Tucker is engaged to be married to his fiancé, Kaitlin, in the near future. He has a dog named Chester and enjoys traveling and cheering on the UT Vols.

Scott Self

Dyersburg, At-Large Member

Bio

Scott Self

Scott Self serves as 2022 TSBA At Large Member. He has served on the Dyersburg Board of Education since 2010. He served as board chairman 2017 – 2021. He is very active in his community. He and his family have attended Dyersburg First United Methodist Church since 1999, where Scott has served in many different capacities throughout the years. He is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is active in these at both the state and local levels. He served on the Board of Directors of Dyersburg Regional Medical Center 2011 – 2017; on the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce 2005 – 2015; and on Reelfoot Rural Ministries Free Dental Clinic 2005 – 2010. Scott is a general dentist. He received his BBA in Finance from the University of Central Arkansas in 1991 and his DDS from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 1998. He and his wife, Deana, have three sons, Coleman, Walton, and Grant. His hobbies include attending as many Ole Miss Rebel sporting events as possible.

To contact one of the TSBA Officers, please call Sandy Jones, TSBA Board of Directors Services Coordinator, at 615-815-3914 and she will assist you.