School Board Members
Board Member Bio - Mr. Lindell Palmer (District 1)
Mr. Lindell Palmer
316 Smith Cross Roads
South Hill, VA 23970
Phone: (434) 447-7254
Lindell Palmer received his Master of Education degree in 1977 from Virginia State University in Educational Administration and Supervision. He is a retired Administrator with 39 years of experience with the Mecklenburg County Public Schools and 4 years of experience with the North Carolina Public School System. Lindell lives in South Hill with his wife Earlene H. Palmer. They have 2 sons who graduated from Park View High School. Lindell is a member of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Oaksville, NC.
Board Member Bio – Mrs. Dora Garner (District 2)
Mrs. Dora Garner
42 Drew Street
Chase City, VA 23924
Phone: (434) 372-3668
Mrs. Garner has lived in Mecklenburg her entire life and graduated from Park View in 1966. From high school, she attended Ferrum Junior College and then Longwood, graduating with a B.S. in Home Economics. Her teaching career began at Bluestone Junior High School in Physical Science and Earth Science after getting a minor in Science. She received her Masters Degree in Education Administration and Supervision. After teaching 40 years, she retired and ran for the School Board. Both her children are graduates of Bluestone High School. She now has a granddaughter at Chase City Elementary.
Board Member Bio – Mrs. Donna Coleman (District 3)
849 Crowder Rd.
La Crosse, VA 23950
Donna Coleman received her BS from Longwood College in K-12 Health and Physical Education with a minor in Biology. She received her MBA from Averett University. She has worked in education, agriculture, health care, and transportation. In 2022 she retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad to live in Mecklenburg County full time with her husband of over 40 years. She stays active with her grandchildren, gardening, and church.
Board Member Bio – Mr. Gavin Honeycutt (District 4)
Mr. Gavin Honeycutt
601 Raleigh Avenue
South Hill, VA 23970
Gavin L. Honeycutt is a lifelong resident of South Hill, Mecklenburg County, and a 1989 graduate of Park View Senior High School. After some years in the food and clothing industry, Gavin came back home in 1997 and opened what is now Gavin’s House of Flowers and Gifts a retail florist and gift shop. He is very active in many organizations in the community and active in C.A.T.S. with the Colonial Centre in South Hill. Gavin is an active member of the Mecklenburg Educational Partnership Board and takes great pride in the educational system in Mecklenburg County helping to make sure that all of our schools are set up with the tools it needs to be a success. This is why I decided to run for 4th District for Mecklenburg County Schools. I am looking forward to being a part of a team that helps to lead our school system to the next level of excellence.
Board Member Bio –Mrs. Eleesha Chaney (District 5)
Eleesha Chaney is a wife and mother of 4 wonderful children, two of whom attend South Hill Elementary School. Eleesha graduated from Park View High School and is a student of Liberty University, where she is working to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She teaches a wonderful class of students at Little Lambs Preschool and has been teaching for over 7 years. She loves working with youth and serving at City of Refuge South Hill. Eleesha also serves as youth pastor at Impact Church of God with her husband Ben. Eleesha enjoys music, dancing, taking road trips with her family and making memories! As a board member for the 5th District of MCPS I look forward to helping bridge the voices of the educators, parents, and students together!
Board Member Bio – Mr. Jason Winter (District 6)
Mr. Jason Winter
329 Bracey Drive
Bracey, VA 23919
Phone: (434) 917-1990
Jason M. Winter, a resident of Bracey, Virginia, brings a blend of educational and technological expertise to his role on the school board. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Virginia Tech, focusing on Creative Writing and Professional Writing, and a Master of Science in Technical and Scientific Communication from North Carolina State University. Jason’s 14 years in education include teaching English at Park View Middle School, Bluestone High School, and a year with Virtual Virginia. He also served as an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) in Mecklenburg County Public Schools. In addition, Jason founded WinternetWeb Technologies, where he has over 15 years of experience in web design and technology consulting. He is married to Melanie Hite Winter and has two daughters, JoBeth and Sue. Jason’s career demonstrates a commitment to integrating technology into education, enriching the learning environment.
Board Member Bio – Mr. Dan Arnold (District 7)
Board Member Bio – Mr. Ricky Allgood (District 8)
Mr. Ricky Allgood
414 Lawson Road
Chase City, VA 23924
Mr. Allgood attended Mecklenburg County Schools graduating from Bluestone High School in 1972. He attended Elon University and graduated in 1976 with a bachelors degree in music education. He was the band director at Bluestone Middle and Bluestone High School for 42 years. Mr. Allgood is married to Jane Allgood and has three children and three grandchildren.
Board Member Bio – Mr. Glenn Edwards (District 9)
Mr. Glenn Edwards
18 Club Drive
Buffalo Junction, VA 24529
Phone: (434) 374-2995
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