New board of directors members

New board of directors members

New representation on KSBA’s board of directors
Kentucky School Advocate
October 2016
Staff report
Two newcomers and a familiar face are now representing their regions on KSBA’s board of directors. All were elected to three-year terms at their respective KSBA Fall Regional Meetings in August and September.
Martie Templeton of the Hickman County school board represents the First Region, replacing Bill Robertson of Fulton Independent, who completed his eligibility. Templeton is a crop consultant for Crop Production Services and general manager of Harper’s Country Hams, Inc. in Clinton. He also is a member of Ward Farms, LLC.

Templeton holds a bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety from Murray State University and is a Hickman County High School alumnus. He was elected to the school board in 2015 and is its legislative contact.

Templeton serves as an officer in the National Country Ham Association and the Kentucky Country Ham Producers Association. He coaches Upward basketball for third- and fourth-graders and is a lead person and teacher for first through sixth grades in the Team Kid program.
Seventeen-year Eminence Independent board veteran Pamela Morehead-Johnson is now representing the Fifth Region on KSBA’s board. She has worked for more than 20 years in the health care industry, currently at Jewish and University of Louisville hospitals in patient accounts, where she helps resolve issues for patients. She replaces Shelby County’s Allen Phillips, who completed his eligibility.

Morehead-Johnson graduated from Eminence High School, holds a degree from Morehead State University and a Professional Health Care Institute of America diploma in medical coding, billing and terminology. A Kentucky Colonel, she serves on the Eminence High School Education Foundation, the district’s alumni reunion committee and on the Henry County Property Valuation Appeals Committee. Morehead-Johnson also is a Special Olympics volunteer and vacation Bible school director.
Lee County board Chairman William Owens is a veteran on KSBA’s board and a 25-year veteran of his own school board. He had served as regional chairperson and most recently as director-at-large. With the election at the Upper Kentucky River Region, he vacates that at-large seat and is back to being chairperson for that region. Owens replaces Owsley County school board member Scotty Combs, who is not seeking re-election to his school board.

Owens, director of the Kentucky Mountain Mission and Youth Haven Bible Camp, also is pastor of Bear Track Bible Church. He is a graduate of Clay County High School and Southland Bible Institute and holds a certificate from Child Evangelism Fellowship Leadership Training Institute.

Owens also founded the Bear Track Volunteer Fire Department and served as its chief from 1987 to 2012. He is on the steering committee for the Lee County Area Technology Center and served on Lee County Fiscal Court’s Ethics Committee for three years.
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