(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 second term.
Boardmanship Achievement – Level IV*
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(Vice-Chair) Ms. Rainier retired in 2010 after teaching 37 1/2 years. She taught in Murfreesboro City Schools at Reeves-Rogers, Northfield, and was the Librarian at John Pittard. Prior to that she taught in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Rutherford County. Ms. Rainier was appointed to the Board in 2011 and is currently serving her second term.
Boardmanship Achievement – Level III*
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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.
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Mr. Barrett manages local, state, and federal projects as an archaeologist for a cultural resource management firm in Nashville. He currently serves on the Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals, Rutherford County Beer Board, and the Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology. Mr. Barrett is serving his first term.
Boardmanship Achievement – Level II*
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Mr. King works for United Parcel Service and has almost 20 years of experience working with business owners and decision makers helping them grow their business. Mr. King was elected in 2014 and is serving his first term on the Board.
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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.
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Ms. Smith is the parent of one Murfreesboro City Schools student and two Rutherford County high school students. Ms. Smith is a founding trustee of The City Schools Foundation which provides funds for science and math enrichment as well as parity within MCS schools. Smith uses her professional career experience in public relations, fundraising and politics to benefit numerous charitable organizations in Murfreesboro as well as her church and children’s schools. Ms. Smith joined the Board in 2011 and is serving her second term.
Boardsmanship Achievement – Level II*
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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.