Mon., March 7, 2011 9:19am (EST)

Deal Appoints Six To School Board
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA   —  
Gov. Deal has appointed six new members of the state board of education who will contribute to setting policy and curriculum for the state's schools. (Image courtesy gov.georgia.gov.)
Gov. Deal has appointed six new members of the state board of education who will contribute to setting policy and curriculum for the state's schools. (Image courtesy gov.georgia.gov.)
Nearly half of the Georgia Board of Education will be brand new after Gov. Nathan Deal appointed six new members.

The board oversees the state Department of Education, setting policy and curriculum for public schools in Georgia. The new members include: LaGrange teacher Helen Odom Rice, Home Depot executive Daniel Israel, Georgia Transmission Corp. chief financial officer Barbara Hampton and Rome physician Dr. J. Grant Lewis.

They also include Kenneth Mason, director of urban initiatives for the Southern Regional Education Board, and Lawrenceville risk management consultant Mike Royal.