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Escambia school board members advance in AASB Academy

Special to Atmore News

Local school board members from Escambia County were among the honorees at the Alabama Association of School Boards’ awards breakfast held Dec. 5 at the Hyatt-Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel.
School board members were recognized for advancing in the AASB School Board Member Academy, a school for school board members. The education leaders were honored for their commitment to ongoing training to hone their boardmanship skills, increase their understanding of education issues and strengthen their leadership skills.
Below are the local board members and the levels they have achieved during the 2019-2020 training year in AASB’s School Board Member Academy.
Level IV (Requires 100 training hours, including all eight core curriculum courses)

  • David Nolin
    Master (Requires Level IV plus 15 hours, including one additional core course)
  • Danny Benjamin, fourth year
  • Rev. Coleman Wallace, fourth year
    Master Honor Roll (Requires completion of all four levels plus five consecutive years of earning Master recognition at any point during the member’s tenure on the board, as well as participation in one advocacy day and completion of AASB’s poverty simulation training)
  • Willie Grissett
  • Cynthia Jackson