Officers

Brett Henley

Coffee County, President

Bio

Brett Henley

Brett Henley, Coffee County, served as the 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 has served as Board Chairman since 2014 and was the Chairman for the Director’s Evaluation Committee from 2012-2013. He has served on the Manchester Chamber of Commerce Education Committee since 2012. Brett 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 works as a Software Engineer for Quality Manufacturing Systems Inc., in Lavergne.

Keys Fillauer

Oak Ridge, President-Elect

Bio

Keys Fillauer

Keys Fillauer, Oak Ridge, served as the 2020 Vice President. He also served as 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 doing his internship in Clinical Psychology at the Michael DeBakey Veterans Hospital in Houston, TX.

Candy Morgan

Maryville, Vice President

Bio

Candy Morgan

Candy Morgan currently serves as the 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. She also is the Chair of the Leadership Blount Alumni Committee. 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, Treasurer

Bio

Dr. Dale Viox

Dr. Dale Viox, Arlington, 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.

Mark Clark

Fayetteville, Immediate Past President

Bio

Mark Clark

Mark Clark, Fayetteville, served as the 2020 TSBA President. He also served as the 2019 TSBA President-Elect, 2018 TSBA Vice President, and the 2017 TSBA Treasurer. He also served as TSBA South Central District Director from 2012-2016. Mark served on the Fayetteville Board of Education from 1994-1998 during his term as a Fayetteville Alderman, and after a four-year term as Fayetteville’s Mayor, he returned to the School Board in 2002 as an elected member. Mark served as Vice Chairman of the School Board from 2004- 2008 and as Chairman from 2008-2015. In 2014, he was named to the All Tennessee School Board. Mark received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Tech University and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University. Subsequently, he completed 18 months of post-graduate work in engineering and mathematics at Auburn University, during which time he taught undergraduate courses in engineering. In August 2019, Mark retired from Federal service after 31 years with the Defense Intelligence Agency. He currently serves as Vice President for Intelligence Programs at QuantiTech LLC in Huntsville, Alabama. Mark leads congregational singing, teaches classes, and serves as a deacon at the Washington Street Church of Christ. He and his wife, Laura, have four children: Sara, Will, Travis, and Megan who, along with husband Alex, has graced them with four grandchildren.

      

District Directors

Marty Burlison

Tipton County, Delta District Director

Bio

Marty Burlison

Marty Burlison has served 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 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.

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 a family physician at R.B. Wilson Medical Center 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 five grandchildren; Natalie Carter, Cullen Haynie and Wyatt, Elaina and Wade Matlock.

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. Other boards for which he has served are: 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.

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 are: Chairman of the TN Forest Festival from 1992 – 1994; Chamber of Commerce from 1986 – 1990; and Miss Forest Festival Scholarship Committee from 1993 – 1996. 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.

Carolyn Ingram

Cleveland, Southeast District Director

Bio

Carolyn Ingram

Carolyn Ingram 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.

Kevin Long

Johnson County, Northeast District Director

Bio

Kevin Long

Kevin Long 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, Corlin, Harlyn, Paisely, and Everlee.

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 son, Eli, that is currently a student at Tennessee Tech, majoring in Agricultural Business. Jayson’s hobbies are: riding bicycles; camping; and spending time with his family.

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.

Jo Williams

Anderson County, East District Director

Bio

Jo Williams

Jo Williams first served on the TSBA Board of Directors in 2019 as an At-Large Member before serving as the East District Director. She has served on the Anderson County Board of Education since 2007. She served as Board Chairman in 2013; Vice Chairman in 2014-2016 and 2010-2012; and Policy Committee Chairman 2010-2019. She is a Level V Master School Board Member and a 2017 Master Ambassador. She served on the All Tennessee School Board in 2017. She became a member of the TSBA Scholar’s Circle in 2019. Other committees on which she has served include: East District Nominating Committee 2016-2018; Head Start/Early Head Start governing body representative 2009-2019; Anderson County Preschool Advisory Council 2012-2019; Coordinated School Health Advisory Council 2015-2019; Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education (AWARE Grant) Coalition 2015-2019; Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition 2011-2018; Collaborative Conferencing panel 2013-2019; and served as a delegate for TSBA convention 2010-2019 and as a credentials committee member. She is a native of North Carolina and attended Roane State Community College. Jo is very active in her community having served on various committees and projects. She is retired from Anderson County Schools where she worked as the Executive Assistant for the Director of Schools. Jo and her husband, Kenneth, have two children and five grandchildren.

      

Members At Large

Nancy Garrett

Williamson County, At-Large Member

Bio

Nancy Garrett

Nancy Garrett has served on the Williamson County Board of Education since 2016. She currently serves as the Board Chairman 2020-present and served as Vice Chair 2017-2020. Other committees on which she has served include: TSBA District Nominating Committee Chair 2020; TSBA Student Recognition Award Judge 2019; and as a speaker at the TSBA District Conference 2005. She has served as PTO President, Vice President, Treasurer, and other various offices in the Williamson County and Franklin Special School District from 2003-2015. She served as the Missions and Outreach Chair at First United Methodist Church 2004-2007, was the Founder of Friends of FSSD Schoolchildren Summer Reading Program 2002-2005, and served as Founding Board Vice President and Board Member of Hands On Nashville 1992-2000. Nancy obtained her degree from Belmont University and currently works as a Senior Knowledge Leader at Deloitte. She and her husband, Mike, who is the Director of Patient Relations at Vanderbilt Medical Center, have one child named Quinn.

Susan Horn

Knox County, At-Large Member

Bio

Susan Horn

Susan Horn has served on the Knox County Board of Education since 2016. She currently serves as Board Chair for 2020-2021, in addition to serving 2019-2020. She formerly served as Vice Chair 2017-2019. Other committees on which she has served are: Farragut High School PTSO Board of Managers 2015-present; and the Knox County Joint Education Committee 2016-2017 and 2019-2020. She obtained her Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and currently works as the Director of Women’s Ministry at Christ Covenant Church. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, boating and gardening. She and her husband, Brad, who is a Database Administrator, have two children, Madeline and Reagan.

Steve Vantrease

Weakley County, At-Large Member

Bio

Steve Vantrease

Steve Vantrease has served on the Weakley County Board of Education since 2000. He served as Vice Chair 2010-2015 and as Chair since 2016. Steve is semi-retired from The University of Tennessee at Martin currently serving two part-time appointments with the UTM Ned Ray McWherter Institute and Tennessee Governor’s School for the Humanities hosted by UTM. He holds a BS degree in financial management, a MS degree in education administration and is a graduate of the WestStar Leadership program and The University of Tennessee Leadership Institute. He enjoys yard work, travel and philanthropy. Steve and his wife, Vicki, who is a retired elementary school teacher have two adult daughters, Julie and Emily, and two grandchildren, Tessa and Tripp.

Wendell Wainwright

Fayette County, At-Large Member

Bio

Wendell Wainwright

Wendell Wainwright has served on the Fayette County Board of Education since 2012. He currently serves as Board Chairman and served as Vice Chairman 2013-2020. Other committees on which he has served: Board of Director for Leadership Fayette; Fayette County AARP Chairman 2011-2017; Fayette County Library Board; and Fayette County Foster Care Review Board, serving as Chairman 2016-2019. Wendell was named to the 2019 All Tennessee School Board. He is a retired Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and collecting Walt Disney Mickey Mouse collectibles.

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.