Meet the Board

Nath Morris, Chairman

Nath is in his 16th year serving the North Hall Post of the Board of Education and his 6th year as Chairman. Mr. Morris has served as legislative liaison and has a passion for maintaining local control of educational concerns. “Who knows better the educational needs for our students than our teachers, administrators and community?”

Nath is a graduate of the University of Georgia and is the US Breeder Sales Manager for Perdue Farms and has been in the poultry industry for 26 years. Married to Joy, their two children graduated from North Hall High School. Megan is a graduate of University of Georgia and is employed in the medical supplies industry. Jennifer is a graduate of Piedmont College and is currently employed as an ICU nurse at North East Georgia Medical Center. Joy serves as a substitute teacher in the North Hall cluster.


 Craig Herrington, Vice-Chairman

Craig is in his 16th year serving as the Post 3 Board Member.  He also serves as the Board’s representative on the Hall County Parks and Leisure Board.  Craig is a native of Hall County and a graduate of Johnson High School.  He has been employed by Duplicating Products of Gainesville for 38 years.

Craig and Lisa have two children and three grandchildren, all have been or are currently students of Hall County Schools.  His daughter Heather is in her 9th year of teaching and is currently at Martin Technology Academy teaching 2nd grade.

Lisa has been in the education field for 27 years and is working for the Hall County School System in the Technology Department.  Craig is proud to be associated with such an outstanding group of teachers, administrators and support staff.


Sam Chapman, Board Member

Sam is in his 9th year serving on the board. He is a farmer and has promoted agriculture as executive secretary for Hall County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for the past ten years. He and his wife, Martha, are active members of Air Line Baptist, where he had served as Chairman of the Deacons in the past.

Sam, Martha, their sons Mitch and Lee, along with daughters-in-law Karen and Julie, are all graduates of UGA. Mitch, Lee and Karen received their master’s degree from Brenau, and both Karen and Julie are school teachers. Martha, Mitch, Lee, grandson Josh, and granddaughters Haley and Payton are all graduates of EHHS. Josh is a teacher and coach at EHHS. Haley is a junior and Payton, a sophomore, at UGA. His grandson Hayden is a senior at EHHS.

Sam is a strong supporter of parental involvement in all phases of education. He firmly believes in local control of all educational issues. He believes our school system needs to teach using the most advanced technology available at all times throughout the whole system. He is proud to be a part of a board and administration with Christian values that work in harmony for the betterment of educational opportunities for all students within the school system.


Brian Sloan, Board Member

Brian is serving his third term as the Post 2 Board member. He is a graduate of North Georgia College and State University with a degree in Education. He has served on the staff at Chestnut Mountain Church for the past 17 years. His wife, Annette, is a medical practice administrator at Specialty Clinics Spine intervention in Gainesville. They have three grown children – Brandon, Caitlin, and Karis, and daughter-in-law Abigail Grindle Sloan.

Brian believes that Hall County Schools can set the pace in providing families a broader scope of options when choosing a child’s education. He also is a strong advocate for using extra-curricular activities for long-term character building. He is confident that Hall County Schools will effectively lead the way into the future. “I am so pleased with the accomplishments of this team of progressive thinkers in our system. I am proud to give my support in any way I can.”


Bill Thompson, Board Member

Bill Thompson has begun his second year as a Board member and has served 5 years so far. He retired from the Hall County School System after serving 32 years. His most recent position was that of Principal of Chestatee High School. His love for the students and staff throughout his career as a teacher and an administrator made the job fun and not a “job”.

His wife Linda has served in the Hall County School System for over 30 years. Three of his five children have worked for the Hall County School System at one time or another. Bill is extremely proud of his years of service to the school communities and is enjoying his service in the new capacity of a Board of Education member.