ECS Board Members
- Dr. Richard Brinegar, Board Chairman
- Mr. Larry Wagoner, Board Vice Chairman
- Mr. Earl Blackburn, Board Member
- Dr. Johnny Blevins, Board Member
- Mrs. Jennifer Kleinheksel, Board Member
School board members play a vital role in our communities and schools throughout the state. They spend countless hours of their time and talents toward the advancement of public education. They are extraordinary people who tackle the enormous job of governing school districts, and their actions and decisions affect the present and future lives of our children.
Our board members contribute hundreds of hours each year leading our district.
Whether it be crafting policies, hiring top-notch administrators, listening to staff and student concerns, or recognizing outstanding programs, our board members always keep their eyes on the goal of student achievement. Many school board members are facing unprecedented challenges in trying to navigate controversial topics in K-12 education, from COVID-19 to critical race theory; yet they continue to work with all stakeholders to ensure a bright future for every child.
The time spent in board meetings represents just a small fraction of the hours school board members spend.
Elkin City Schools along with NCSBA thanks our school board members for their hard work and commitment to improving outcomes for students across the state. Their service ensures that decisions about local public schools are made by those most familiar with the needs of the community’s children and families.
School board members deserve recognition, appreciation, and thanks for their dedication to North Carolina’s most precious commodity – our children! They are required to attend webinars and training sessions to keep abreast of the latest trends in educational leadership and are deeply involved in community activities, visiting the schools in their district, and attending extracurricular events and for this…we appreciate you!