Cheryl Burgess Elected as SCSBA Vice President

Cheryl Burgess, a member of the Lexington School District Three Board of Trustees, was elected vice president of the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) during the association’s annual Delegate Assembly on Saturday, December 8.

The association’s annual business meeting, which was held during the association’s Legislative Advocacy Conference, included voting delegates from most of the state’s 81 school boards. In addition to electing association officers, delegates adopted resolutions to guide the association during the 2019 legislative session.

Mrs. Burgess was elected to the Lexington Three Board in 2002. She has served as Secretary, Vice-Chair and Chair, as well as Advocacy Chair and Legislative Delegate to the SCSBA. She has been a member of the SCSBA board since 2010.

Mrs. Burgess has served as President of the Twin City Rotary Club, Ambassador for the Batesburg-Leesville Chamber of Commerce, and a mentor in the Lexington Three Mentoring Program.  She is currently serving on the Midlands Technical College Advisory Board for the Batesburg-Leesville campus.

Mrs. Burgess is a licensed Optician for the Columbia Eye Clinic and is the Columbia Area Rep for the South Carolina Optician Association. She has achieved a Level 6 in the Boardmanship Institute Program. Cheryl is married to John Burgess. They have two children and three grandchildren.  She is a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

Officers elected to lead the association’s board of directors for a one-year term are as follows:

President,  Tony Folk, Dorchester School District Four
President-elect, Chuck Saylors, Greenville County Schools
Vice President, Cheryl Burgess, Lexington School District Three
Secretary/Treasurer, Jamie Devine, Richland One School District

Others elected to serve a four-year term on the 23-member board of directors as regional directors are:

Region 2, Cindy Bohn Coats, Charleston County School District
Region 6, Charles Govan, Darlington County School District
Region 8, Amelia McKie, Richland School District Two
Region 10, Hannah Priester, Hampton District One
Region 11, Tim Rhodes, Abbeville County School District
Region 14, Travis Sloan, Spartanburg School District One

The South Carolina School Boards Association is a non-profit organization serving as a source of information and a statewide voice for boards governing the state’s 81 school districts.