Bob Eby, who has served on the Oak Ridge Board of Education, has been selected as vice chair of the State Board of Education. Eby will serve a two-year term.
Eby was selected by board members during theÂ first quarterly meeting of 2019, a press release said. During that meeting,Â members of the State Board of Education re-elected Lillian Hartgrove as board chair.
Eby first joined the State Board of Education in April 2018 followingÂ his appointment to the board by Governor Bill Haslam in February. He bringsÂ with him a 43-year career, including 16 years of experience on the Oak RidgeÂ Board of Education, where he has served as chairman and vice chairman, the press release said.
While serving on the Oak Ridge Board of Education, Eby spearheadedÂ several major activities for the Oak Ridge Schools, most notably, championing theÂ recent schoolâ€™s strategic plan, Oak Ridge 2020, which has become a model forÂ school systems in the state, the press release said.
â€œIn the time he has served on our board, Bob has demonstrated a keenÂ interest in the purpose of this board and has been able to devote a great amountÂ of time as a volunteer to understand the challenges and opportunities we haveÂ to positively impact the quality of education provided to the students of theÂ great state of Tennessee,â€ Gordon Ferguson, the previous vice chair of the state school board, said in nominating Eby to become vice chair. [Read more…]