The 23-year-old foundation is the non-profit fund-raising arm of the Flagler County School Board, a focus on a major scholarship program that underwrites students’ college education (Take Stock in Children), a grant program for teachers (Dell Trayer Teacher Grants) and the STUFF Bus, which provides school supplies and essential clothing for low-income students.
The new members are as follows:
Michael Beadle, Fire Chief, Palm Coast
Shelley Chapman, Preferred Management Services
Jean Hunter, Community Volunteer
Matthew Maxwell, Funeral Director, Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home
Meredith Rodriguez, Marketing 2 Go
Dorothy Sperber, Executive Manager, Flagler County Association of Realtors
Carla Cline, a community volunteer, joined the board in July.
Three board members ended their terms after serving on the 2011-12 board – Patricia Bueltman, Charlene Michaux and Jonnie Grant.
The 2011-12 board had a total of 15 members, “a little light for a board like ours where every board member rolls up their sleeves and takes responsibility for fundraising and program administration,” says Executive Director Deborah Williams.
Flagler County School Superintendent Janet Valentine officiated the installation at the foundation’s January board meeting.
“We believe in your integrity, leadership, sense of fairness, foresight, and ability to carry out your responsibilities,” Valentine said to the new crop of members. “To you, newly elected directors I extend my sincere congratulations. I am confident you will perform your duties ably and with enthusiasm.”
James Gardner Jr., the Flagler County property appraiser, is the current president of the foundation. He’ll be followed next year by Joe Rizzo, a co-owner at Woody’s Barbecue in Palm Coast.