District 9 At-Large Board of Education Seat Filled

Paige Maddox being sworn in for the District 9 At-Large Seat

On Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, the Barrow County Board of Education conducted interviews to fill the vacant District 9 At-Large Seat. The Board of Education selected Paige Maddox to fill the seat.

When a school board member resigns their seat before the end of their term, letters of interest are accepted from interested candidates. Candidates must meet the minimum requirements for holding public office in Barrow County and submit a detailed letter of interest in the position. Letters of interest were accepted from Jan. 3 through Jan. 24, 2024. A total of 19 letters were received.

Board Members reviewed the letters on Friday, Jan. 25 and gave all the candidates the opportunity to interview. Candidates who showed up for an interview included: Martin Burrow, Jared Callaway, Darlene Carey, Cristopher Cook, JD Godbout, Le-Shella Goodson, Angela Grady, Heath Granthum, Susan Greene, Kendria Johnson, Renee Lord, Brian MacNew, Paige Maddox, Chanel Major, Jennifer Martin, Kellie McGrath, Chad McIlvenna, and Kristin Reed. Interviews were open to the public.

Maddox was sworn in on Tuesday, Jan. 30. She will serve as a BOE member through January 1, 2025. She would also be eligible to qualify and run during the 2024 election cycle and, if elected, serve the remainder of the term through December 31, 2026.

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