Shell selected to Board of Education
Board selects Jay Shell to fill Coosa seat
Posted on 02/03/2015
Jay Shell
Jay Shell, Local business owner, parent and community volunteer, was selected to fill the unexpired term of Brian Barcomb to representatives the Coosa area at the regular February Board of Education meeting .  Shell was selected from the three finalists that also included: Carey "Kim" Holtzendorf, and Mary W. Lee.
Shell is a local business owner and entrepreneur.  He currently serves on the Coosa Middle Local School Governance team and represents the Coosa Middle LSGT on the Local School Coordinating Council for Floyd County Schools.  He has children in Floyd County Schools attending Coosa Middle School and Garden Lakes Elementary in the Coosa district. 

The board was assisted in narrowing the applicants for the position by members of the Coosa area Local School Governance Teams.  Vondell Ringer, principal at Coosa Middle School and a member of the Coosa Middle LSGT; and Rob Masters, a representative of the Coosa High Local School Governance Team; participated in the process of reviewing applications and selecting three finalists from the six applicants for the position.

The board worked through support for all three finalist in the final selection process at their caucus meeting but eventually agreed to unanimously support Shell in a straw poll.  Chip Hood, representing the Armuchee area, made the formal motion to nominate Shell in the board meeting.  Dr. Tony Daniel, representing the Pepperell area, seconded the motion.  The final vote was unanimous in support of Shell.

"It was a tough month of soul searching and contemplation but in the end we came up with a great selection for the board," commented George Bevels, chairman of the Floyd County Board of Education. "We had six quality people apply and three excellent finalist that shows the quality of individuals we have in this community willing to give of their time to serve our children," added Dr. David Cox, vice-chairman.

"I felt good decision making skills were important for a board member and Jay Shell's success in business shows that he possess that skill-set," commented Daniel.  "He has also been very active in the community in the business district downtown and in the Coosa schools which I felt was vital for the addition to the board." added Hood.    

Shell will begin the process to be sworn in and be officially added to the board by the next meeting scheduled for March 3.