Meet the Board

Nath MorrisNath Morris, Chairman

Nath is in his 16th year as the Post 4 Board member 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 Vice President-Expo for US Poultry and has been in the poultry industry for 31 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 a nurse at Northeast Georgia Health System. Joy works for the school system in the area of Student Assignment and Enrollment.

 Craig HerringtonCraig Herrington, Vice-Chairman

Craig is in his 17th year serving as the Post 3 Board member. He serves as Vice-Chairman of the board and 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 39 years.

Craig and his wife, Lisa, have two children and three grandchildren. They all have been or are currently students of Hall County Schools. Lisa has been in the education field for 28 years and is working for the Hall County School System in the Technology Department. Their daughter, Heather and her husband, Kurtis, live in Gainesville.

Heather is in her 9th year of teaching and currently teaches 2nd grade at Martin Technology Academy. Heather’s husband Kurtis works at Viking Range LLC, in Suwanee. Craig and Lisa’s son Michael and his wife, Tabitha live in East Hall County. Michael works for Creative Kitchens of Atlanta and Tabitha works for Hall County Schools at the Transportation Department.

Craig has been blessed to be a part of such an amazing team of educational professionals and is proud to be associated with the “Most Caring Place on Earth.”

Sam ChapmanSam Chapman, Board Member

Sam is in his 11th year as the Post 1 Board member. He is a farmer and has promoted agriculture throughout the county for numerous years. He and his wife, Martha, are active members of Riverbend Baptist Church.

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, grandsons Josh and Hayden, along with granddaughters Haley and Payton are all graduates of EHHS.

Josh is a teacher at EHMS and a coach at EHHS. Haley is a graduate of the University of Georgia and is employed by Chick-fil-A Corporate Office in marketing. Payton, a graduate of UGA in Athletic Training is currently in the PhD Program at Brenau University for a Doctoral in Physical Therapy. Sam’s grandson Hayden, a senior at UGA, is majoring in pre-law and will attend law school at UGA next year. 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 SloanBrian 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 ThompsonBill Thompson, Board Member

Bill Thompson has begun his 5th year as the County At-Large Board member. 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.” “This is my 39th year with the Hall County School System and my wife Linda’s 37th year. We are both so proud of our years of service and grateful for what it has provided for our family.” 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 district, first as a teacher/coach, then as a school administrator, and now in his role as a member of the Board of Education. “I am humbled to have been recently re-elected to serve four more years on the Hall County Board of Education. Thank you, citizens of Hall County, for your trust in me to represent you and your children.”