Marengo County BOE member recognized by Alabama Association of School Board
Published 3:51 pm Thursday, December 23, 2021
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Association of School Boards recognized recipients of the association’s highest honor, the All-State School Board Member Award, during a special awards breakfast held Dec. 4 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel. Honorees included Kathy Landers of Talladega County, Chester Moore of Marengo County, Scott Suttle of St. Clair County, Matilda Woodyard of Tallapoosa County and James Woosley of Satsuma.
A highlight of the 2021 AASB Convention, the awards breakfast featured remarks from Alabama 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year Kimberly Johnson. AASB began its annual All-State School Board Member recognition program in 1992 to recognize up to five of Alabama’s most outstanding past or present school board members.
“This year’s honorees represent the very highest ideals of excellence in school board leadership” said AASB President Ronnie Owens. “We commend each of these recipients for their example and for their dedicated leadership and advocacy for all of Alabama’s schoolchildren.”
2021 All-State School Board Award honoree, Chester Moore, is a retired educator who has served on the Marengo County school board since 2015. He has attained the master level in the AASB School Board Member Academy, earning more than 260 training hours. Moore also served on AASB’s 2018 Equity Committee.
Moore is recognized by fellow board members and community members as an outstanding leader and excellent problem solver.
“Mr. Moore’s sustained leadership and grounded decision making with student wellbeing always at the forefront is a major contributing factor to what has made the Marengo County school system a strong educational institution,” said Marengo County Schools Superintendent Luther Hallmark. “His love of learning and concern and caring for students, staff, and the community continues to drive us to lead so students can learn.”