Mr. Martin Page, District 5 — Chairman
Mr. Martin Page was elected to the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education in Spring 2014. Mr. Page feels that he worked very hard for 31 years making Iredell-Statesville Schools great in every way he could as a teacher and explains he wants to serve on the board to make I-SS the very best system in the state.
Mr. Page is a 38-year teaching veteran; 31 of those years here at Iredell-Statesville Schools. He is a graduate of Wilson Technical Community College and obtained his teaching certificate hours from N.C. State, N.C. A&T State, and Appalachian State University. Mr. Page has coached several sports at Statesville High School, including boys varsity basketball. Over the years Mr. Page has been involved with the Troutman Youth Athletic Association, Stumpy Creek Babe Ruth, North Piedmont Babe Ruth Association and the Lake Norman Youth Athletic Conference. In 2003, Mr. Page was one of the founders of the Lakeshore Youth Athletic Association.
While working with Iredell-Statesville Schools, Mr. Page was actively involved in the implementation of the Auto Tech Center. He has worked to expand the Automotive Technology Center at the Career Academy and Technical School in Troutman to include a collision repair program and heavy equipment program.
He is married to Debra Rosser Page who is a National Board Certified English Teacher that works are Mooresville High School. They have two children Dylan, a graduate student at N.C. State, and Dane, a senior at Appalachian State. Mr. Page and his family are active members of Rocky Mount Methodist Church.
District 5: Troutman Elementary, Troutman Middle, Lakeshore Elementary, Lakeshore Middle, CATS, shares South Iredell High, Lake Norman Elementary, and Brawley
Mr. Charles (Chuck) A. Gallyon, II, District 4 — Vice-Chairman
Mr. Charles (Chuck) A. Gallyon, II was elected to the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education in July 2012. Mr. Gallyon is a graduate of North Iredell High School and Mitchell Junior College. He attended Appalachian State University (Fire and Safety Engineering) and UNC-Chapel Hill (Municipal and County Administration. Mr. Gallyon is a retired Iredell County Fire Marshall and retired First Sergeant U.S. Air Force/N.C. Air National Guard after 35 years of service.
He is a member of West Iredell Water Board, Chairman of the Troutman Independence Day Parade, the President of the Carolina Dogwood Festival, and a member of Statesville Kiwanis Club. Mr. Gallyon explains that running for the I-SS School Board was an opportunity to give back to the school and community that he has served for over 40 years. He believes one of the biggest accomplishments of the school district is the implementation of the one-to-one initiative. He also commends the staff for doing an excelled job of educating our students even though the district is working on a limited budget.
Mr. Gallyon is a widower. He has four children and five grandchildren who are the fourth generation in our public schools. He believes if he had to describe himself in one word, it would be “dedicated.” Mr. Gallyon’s favorite book is the Bible and favorite T.V. show is “Blue Bloods.”
District 4: Celeste Henkel, Third Creek, shares South Iredell High
Mrs. Anna L. Bonham, District 7
Mrs. Anna L. Bonham was re-elected to begin her 2nd term on the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education in Spring 2014.
When asked what she believes is the biggest challenge facing the district she believes it is looking at the budget and how to educate all our students without money. One thing she has learned about the school district since becoming a member of the board is that there is no such thing as a Sasquatch. She explained she kept hearing about "the Scary Beasts" who work in the Administration Office and she must report that as a myth.
Mrs. Bonham who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, currently works as a financial representative with Intercarolina Financial Services, Inc. She and her husband, Billy have three sons all of whom have graduated, or are currently enrolled in Iredell-Statesville Schools.
District 7: Woodland Heights, Mount Mourne, shares Lake Norman Elementary, Lake Norman High School and Brawley
Mrs. Cindy Haynes, District 3
Mrs. Cindy Haynes was elected to the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education in May 2014.
"My role as an elected school board member is to provide the District's administration oversight and direction as deemed by the needs of our community and the law. The Board of Education (BOE) should also ensure the District is following our own rules (I-SS BOE Policies) which is basically an Iredell-Statesville Schools' law. Another important role I have as a school board member is advocating for I-SS, its staff, and especially for our students. Any school board member's role should be questioning the status quo in addition to ensuring the taxpayers' money is spent wisely. Please know that I have an open door policy, so don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns about our school district."
As the former Exceptional Children's School Nurse, Ms. Haynes collaborated with the students, families, and teachers in providing a safe and healthy environment (another priority) for the student's special needs to achieve his/her educational goals in the classroom. During her eight years of employment with the I-SS, Ms. Haynes was credentialed as a nationally certified School Nurse. Ms. Haynes currently works for the State of North Carolina as a Nurse Consultant for the Health Care Personnel Registry section.
Ms. Haynes and her husband, Keith, have three daughters all who attended Iredell-Statesville Schools. An interesting fact about Ms. Haynes would be that she and her husband freeze and can vegetables that are grown from their garden every summer...averaging 100 quarts of green beans and 100 quarts of tomatoes/tomato juice. Her favorite book is Proverbs and if she had to describe herself in one word, it would be "dedicated."
District 3: East Iredell Elementary, Pressly, Statesville Middle, Statesville High, Northview, CCTL, NB Mills, VPAC, shares Monticello
Mr. Bill Howell, District 2
Mr. Bill Howell was elected to the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education in December 2016. Mr. Howell graduated Wingate College with an Associate in Science degree and Catawba College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Howell taught biology and coached for 30 years in North Carolina and during his tenure served as the Athletic Director at North Iredell High School. After retiring in 2004, Mr. Howell worked for the Department of Homeland Security for TSA as a Behavior Detection Officer.
Mr. Howell believes that Iredell-Statesville Schools has gone light years into the future since he left education in 2004 and strongly believes Iredell-Statesville Schools is one of the leading school systems in the nation. He believes that one of the biggest challenges the system is facing is the need for increased funds and to get the word out to parents that public education in Iredell County is the best for their children. Mr. Howell believes that one word to describe him would be "Tenacious" and his favorite place to eat in Iredell County is Outback.
Mr. Howell is married to Deborah. They have two children: one daughter, Danielle Abbott and one son, Andy Howell. Danielle and husband Joe Abbott have two children, Maggie and Eli.
District 2: Scotts, Sharon, West Iredell High, West Iredell Middle, Cloverleaf, shares Monticello
Mr. Max Ralston James, Jr., District 1
Mr. Max James was elected to the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education in May 2014. Mr. James decided to run for the board as a way to give back to his community and as a way to represent his home district of North Iredell. Being a new board member, Mr. James is proud of the accomplishments of previous boards and is looking forward to accomplishing great things during his term. He feels that one of the biggest challenges facing the school district is securing adequate resources—monetary and community.
Mr. James has earned Associate Degrees from North Carolina State University and Mitchell Community College. He also obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree from UNC-Charlotte where we concentrated in Marketing. He currently serves as a Senior Environmentalist for the Department of Agriculture. An interesting fact about Mr. James would be that when he was in 5th grade at Harmony Elementary School, his design for the Iredell County Seal was chosen and used in the current design you see as the backdrop in the county meeting center in the old courthouse.
Mr. James has been married for 21 years to Kelley Morris James, principal of Union Grove Elementary School. They have one daughter, Anna, who is a sophomore at UNC-Greensboro. All three of them share a love for North Iredell High School, as they are all raider alumni.
District 1: Union Grove, North Iredell Middle, North Iredell High, Harmony, East Iredell Middle, Central
Mr. Charles Kelly, District 6
Mr. Charles Kelly is currently serving his thirteenth year on the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education. He was elected as the board's vice-chairman in July 2012. He describes himself as a listener and chose to run for this office to make a contribution to the community. He believes the biggest accomplishment of the school district since becoming a member of the board of education has been the improvement of the communication among the school board members, the superintendent, the administration, and the schools. One thing Mr. Kelly explained that he has learned since joining the school board is how much is begin done to ensure that all the students in Iredell-Statesville Schools are successful.
Mr. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Science and a Master of Science degree in Biology. He served as an instructor of biology at Mitchell Community College for 33 years along with his wife, Carolyn (deceased). They have two children; a daughter, Crystal Kelly, who currently works at Forest Pharmaceuticals and a son, Justin Kelly, who is an entrepreneur.
District 6: Cool Spring, Shepherd, Coddle Creek