The candidate for the District Two, Post One seat on the Stephens County Board of Education said he wants to serve the community as an advocate for the children and educators of the county.
Rodney Moore, Jr. qualified as a Republican and the only candidate to run for the school board’s District Two, Post One seat currently held by Sandra Childs.
Moore is currently the Financial Controller for a local manufacturing company and is a graduate of Stephens County High School, the University of Georgia, and Valdosta State University.
He said his decision to run is purely out of concern for the changes occurring in the structure of the education system in Stephens County.
“I think there is a lot going on with our education system in StephensCounty, partly this charter system act,” said Moore. “I want to make sure that the students receive the curriculum they need, ensure a high level of performance, and make sure it meets the needs of the children and the community.”
In addition, Moore said he feels it is important to make sure students are prepared to compete in the global workforce and marketplace
He also said that he feels he will bring a lot of other skills and character traits to the school board.
“I think that business background would provide a different insight,” said Moore.
He also cited having children in the system and working with his children’s school PTO as valuable experiences.
He also has ties to education.
“My mother-in-law was a retired educator,” said Moore. “My sister-in-law is an educator in the Atlanta School System.”
Moore is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
He is also a member of First Baptist Church in Toccoa.