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Board Members

Joan B. Doyle, Board Vice-Chairman


Joan Doyle was appointed to the Talladega County Board of Education (District 4) in January of 2015.

Mrs. Doyle earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with an emphasis in mathematics from UAB in 1990.  She received a Master’s of Arts Degree in Education from UAB in 1996 and added certification in administration from the University of Alabama in 2004.  Mrs. Doyle retired after completing 24 years of service in Jefferson County, Shelby County, and Talladega County where she served as principal at Fayetteville High School and Oak Mountain High School during her tenure.  She is currently employed by UAB as a student teacher supervisor. 

She and her husband, Donny, are the parents of two children, Don (Beverly) and Beth.  They also have three wonderful grandchildren, Trey, Camille, and Harrison.

Kathy P. Landers, Board Chairman


Kathy Landers was appointed to the Talladega County Board of Education (District 5) in July of 2010.  In November of 2016, Mrs. Landers was re-elected District 6 representative and is currently serving in her third term. 

Mrs. Landers graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1971.  She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Montevallo in 1976 and received a Master of Arts Degree in Education from UAB in 1990.  Mrs. Landers retired from the Talladega County School System in 2002 with 26 years of service.

Currently, she is employed by SAFE Family Services as Coordinator of Special Projects and a member of the Advisory Board for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY). Mrs. Landers also serves on the Career Technical Education Advisory Board for Talladega County Schools and the Fayetteville School Foundation Board.

Mrs. Landers serves as AASB's District 6 Director which includes Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, Anniston, Attalla, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Fort Payne, Gadsden, Jacksonville, Oxford, Pell City, Piedmont, St. Clair, Sylacauga, Talladega County, and Talladega City.

She is a member of First Baptist Church in Childersburg, Alabama.                                                           

She and her husband, Willie, are the parents of two children, Jim and Tiffanie.

John R. Ponder, Board Member


John R. Ponder was elected to serve the Talladega County Board of Education (District 3) in November of 1994 and is currently serving his fourth term as a member of the board.

 Mr. Ponder is a graduate of Munford High School and attended Gadsden State and Jacksonville State University.  He is a retired procurement forester with Georgia Pacific.  Currently, Mr. Ponder is co-owner of Camp Callers.  For eight years, he served in the National Guard on the 1/167th Mechanized Infantry.

 Mr. Ponder is a member of Anniston United Methodist church.

Mr. Ponder and his wife, Debbie, are the parents of three children and five grandchildren.


Sandra Tuck, Board Member


Mrs. Sandra Tuck was appointed to serve on the Talladega County Board of Education   (District 1) beginning in November 2016.  Mrs. Tuck is a graduate of Munford High School.    She received a B.S. and M.S. degree from Alabama A & M University.

Mrs. Tuck retired from teaching in 2015 after thirty-five years of service. She spent twenty-four years at Winterboro High School and eleven years at Talladega County Central High School as a teacher of Special Education. The highlight of her career was coaching and volunteering for Special Olympics for those thirty-five years.

Mrs. Tuck is a member of Kelly’s Springs Baptist Church and serves as Vice-President of the Missionary Ministry, a member of the Matrons, Inspirational Choir, Drama Ministry, Scholarship Committee, and is a co-teacher for the Primary Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Tuck and her husband, Bernard, have one daughter, Bria, and one son, Sheldon. 

Mike Turner, Board Member


Mike Turner was elected to serve the Talladega County Board of Education (District 2) in November of 2004 and is currently serving his third term as a member of the board.


Mr. Turner is a graduate of Lincoln High School (1967) and Jacksonville State University (1975).


He and his wife, Connie, own and operate Calhoun Campers in Oxford, Alabama.

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