(Chair) Mr. Campbell began his teaching career at Murfreesboro City Schools. During his career, he served 31 years as principal of Walter Hill Elementary in the Rutherford County School System. Mr. Campbell has served as the official basketball clock operator for MTSU since 1977 and was elected to the TSSAA Hall of Fame in 2012. He was elected to the board in 2008 and is serving his third term.
Boardmanship Achievement – Level IV*
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(Vice-Chair) Mr. Settles is serving his first term on the School Board. He pastors the Living Word Worship Center and serves on the Advisory Board of the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center in Murfreesboro. He also serves as the Chairman of the Legal Redress Committee of the local branch of the NAACP. He is a licensed Pastoral Counselor and the co-founder of the nonprofit agency, Integrity Counseling and Family Solutions. He has lived in Murfreesboro since 2003.
Boardmanship Achievement – Level I*
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Mr. Ballard is serving his first term on the School Board. He is a retired executive of Nissan North America, Smyrna Manufacturing. There he held engineering and management positions in quality assurance, product engineering and purchasing. He has served on the board of the United Way, served on the Nissan Corporate Contribution Committee, Nissan Directors Council and Nissan Corporate Management Committee. He is a graduate of MTSU and has lived in Murfreesboro since 1983.
Boardmanship Achievement – Level I*
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Ms. Barton is an alumni of Oakland High School and holds three degrees from MTSU including a BS in Early Childhood Education, MA and EdS in Administration and Supervision. She began her career in 1985 at Reeves-Rogers Elementary and became the principal in 2000. In 2007, she opened John Pittard Elementary as the school’s first principal and retired in 2017. Ms. Barton serves on the Journey Home Board, Charity Circle Special Projects Committee and the Heart Ball Committee. She is a former member of Junior League and a former bank board member for Mid South Bank & Trust. She is an active member of First United Methodist Church and currently works with MTSU mentoring job-embedded teachers. Ms. Barton was elected to the board in 2018.
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Becky Goff retired in 2016 from Rutherford County Schools after 25 years as an educator and 33 years with the State of Tennessee as a Child Abuse Investigator. She holds a Masters in Instructional Leadership and an Ed.S degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Mrs. Goff volunteers her time with many local and statewide non-profit organizations. Ms. Goff was elected to the school board in 2018.
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Mr. LaRoche operates The LaRoche Law Office on East Main Street focusing on estate planning and administration, conservatorships and general civil litigation. He is an active community member and served roles on the Rutherford County Center for the Arts,, Stones River Watershed Association,, Murfreesboro City School Foundation, The Webb School Board of Trustees, The Murfreesboro Estate Planning Counsel and the Murfreesboro Main Street Association. Mr. LaRoche currently serves on the St. Thomas Rutherford Foundation and The Rutherford County chapter of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. He was elected to the Board in 2018
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Ms. Moore is an attorney and works for the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. She spent eight years as an active parent volunteer in Murfreesboro City Schools until her younger child began middle school in 2018. She has served on the boards of the Stones River Watershed Association and the Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center and taught as an adjunct in the political science department at Middle Tennessee State University. Ms. Moore is serving her first term on the School Board.
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*To encourage professional growth of school board members, TSBA offers certified board member awards and a master board member award to members who invest their time and effort into becoming more informed and more effective school board members. The award is given for participation in activities outside of local school board obligations. There are five levels of achievement.