2014 Board of Directors - Officers
Carolyn Holt-Clawson served as the 2013 TSBA President-Elect. She was the 2012 TSBA Vice-President and served as 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 Policy 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.
Susan Lodal served as the 2013 TSBA Vice President, was the 2012 TSBA Treasurer and 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 twice received the NSBA Distinguished Service Award (2007, 2010). 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. Susan is married to Peter and they have three grown children: Erik, Nicholas, Genevieve.
Debbie Shedden serves as the 2014 TSBA Vice-President, and served as the 2013 TSBA Treasurer. She was also the Northeast District Director for TSBA from 2011-2012. Debbie has served on the Hawkins County Board of Education since 2008, as well as being the Tennessee Legislative Network representative and the TSBA Federal Relations Network District Coordinator for her local board. She was a TSBA GASB 45 Trustee from 2009-2012, and has served on the TLN Board of Directors. She has worked as a SCOPE Group Leader, and written articles for the TSBA Journal. Debbie has achieved the Level V/Master Board Member status in the TSBA Boardsmanship Program, and was named to the All Tennessee School Board in 2011, as well as being named the recipient of the C. Hal Henard Distinguished Service Award and Tennessee School Board Member of the Year also in 2011. She received the Premier Ambassador Award from TSBA in 2013. Debbie graduated from Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, KY, while majoring in Education and English. She is currently the the Secretary of the Rogersville Rotary Club, the Rotary Presidential Nominee for 2017, and was named a Paul Harris Fellow in 2014. She is an active sponsor for the local Interact Club, and works with the Student Board Representatives for her local board. She is a former President of the American Heart Association, and has served on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Debbie and her husband, Bill, have two daughters, and one granddaughter.
Wayne Blair, has served on the Rutherford County Board of Education since 2006. He has served as vice chairman since 2012 and also in 2007-2008. He is a level V Master School Board Member in the TSBA Boardsmanship Program. Wayne was an At-Large Member on the TSBA Board of Directors in 2009-2010 and has served on the Tennessee Legislative Network, Federal Relations Network, and as a TSBA Ambassador since 2008. He served on the School Board Academy Advisory Committee in 2010 and is a current member of the Tennessee Legislative Action Committee. He served on the selection committee to evaluate for Boards of Distinction in 2012. Wayne has attended many NSBA functions and has received the NSBA Distinguished Service Award in 2008 and again, in 2011. He is a member of the Read to Succeed Executive Board, Past President of both the LaVergne and Smyrna Rotary Clubs and Past PTO President at three different schools. Wayne is an active member of the Rutherford County community. He earned his criminal justice degree from Middle Tennessee State University and has two children, Zack and Hilary.
- Immediate Past President
Renea Jones-Rogers served as the 2013 President, 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.