Board of Education

Our next Board Meeting is

Dec
9

Linda Fisher, School Board Position 1

 
Linda Fisher and her husband, Scott, have been residents of Germantown since 2001. They have two children, Lauren and Nathan, both who graduated from Germantown schools. Linda earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. After graduating, she worked in hospital advertising and marketing.

Linda has been actively involved in the schools as a parent, volunteer and employee. In addition to volunteering in the schools, she is a two-time past PTSA president and board member of the legacy Shelby County Schools PTA. Linda worked as an employee of the legacy Shelby County Schools system as a substitute teacher and payroll clerk. 

She has been involved in the community since moving to Germantown. Linda has served as secretary, clubhouse manager and president of the Grove Park Neighborhood Homeowner Association. She also serves on the  New Neighbor Tennis Board and the Farm Park Advisory Board. She volunteers for Team READ and as a member of Kiwanis serves as a Kiwanis Kids volunteer.  She also serves as president of the University of Memphis Delta Gamma House Corporation Board, where she has worked with the university in building townhouses for the sororities. Linda and her husband are members of Epiphany Lutheran Church.

Betsy Landers, School Board Position 2

Landers comes to our district equipped with a very impressive resume. Her tenure as the President of the National PTA was preceded by several years of service to children in Germantown, Shelby County, the State of Tennessee –and lastly, the entire nation.

From the moment she joined her first PTA in 1989, Landers’ dedication to education has been unwavering. When she encountered challenges with her first PTA experience, she stayed with the group to ensure future volunteers had a better experience. Twice she helped form a parent organization at schools her children attended when there was an absence of an organization. She took on increasing responsibilities for Shelby County Council PTA, and the Tennessee PTA. Her goal was to help foster a widespread culture of excellence throughout the county and the state.

As Tennessee PTA State President, Landers led the organization in collaborating with the State Board of Education and several legislators to write what would become the Parent Involvement Act, a Tennessee law that mandates all school districts to have a written parent involvement policy. In 2002, was named one of the "50 Women Who Make a Difference" by Memphis Women’s Magazine, and in 2004, she was honored with the Shelby County Schools Board of Education Community Service Award.

Most recently, she has occupied the pro bono position of “Parliamentarian” for our current GMSD School Board. As Parliamentarian, Landers oversaw the use of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised (a code of conduct for the business of board meetings) and assisting the board chair to resolve conflicts during the meeting if any were to arise. Her experience in board proceedings comes from a long list of board positions and affiliations she’s held—ranging from the National Emergency Medical Services to Children, to the Coalition for Tennessee’s Future.

In addition to a strong belief in parent involvement, Landers has a special devotion to children’s safety. She has dedicated time to the National Emergency Medical Services to Children (EMSC) Partnership for Children Stakeholder Group, the Tennessee EMSC Foundation, the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Care, and the Trauma Care Advisory Committee of Tennessee.
 
She and her husband Ben G. Landers have three children—Benton (Courtney), Nicholas, and Mary Frances (Martin), and one grandson, Tripp. They live in Germantown, Tennessee.

Rebecca Luter, Chairman, School Board Position 3

Bio pic of Rebecca Luter
 
Rev. Rebecca Luter is pastor of Farmington Presbyterian Church in Germantown, TN, where she has served since April 2014.  Prior to coming to FPC, she served as Lead Associate at Germantown United Methodist Church (2000-2014).  

She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia and completed her undergraduate work at Rhodes College, where she majored in biology.  In 2015, Rebecca completed training to work with congregations through times of transition, and she is currently working toward recognition as an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, and works with Clergy Coaching Network coaching clergy clients.  

Rebecca has designed and led several Prayer and Women’s Retreats.  She has spoken at regional and national church conferences including the National Evangelism Workshop of NetResults, the national gathering of Church Educator’s Fellowship of The United Methodist Church, and multiple United Methodist District Lay Training Events.  She has consulted with multiple churches, particularly around issues of children’s ministry and child abuse prevention.

Rebecca and her husband, Chris, have two children, Nicholas who is 14 and Elizabeth who is 11.  She is involved in the community as a member of the Memphis Chorale, the 2011 Class of Leadership Germantown.  She has also sung with Mastersingers’ Chorale and served on the PTA Board of Germantown Elementary School.

She enjoys reading, water sports, singing, biomedical ethics, and travel.  

Angela Griffith, School Board Position 4

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Angela Griffith is a third-generation resident of this great city and attended Riverdale Elementary School and Germantown High School (Class of ’94). She graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, majoring in history and political science, during which time Griffith interned with U.S. Senator Fred Thompson.

She has began working in foodservice sales and marketing soon after graduation, and currently serves as the regional sales manager for St. Clair Foods, a local food manufacturing company, for the past 16 years.

"I grew up believing that the strength of a community is dependent upon its citizens serving and volunteering at the local level to improve the lives of the families who live there, " she said.

After college, she completed the course for Rule 31 Family Mediation Certification, where Griffith honed her negotiating skills. She also began giving back to one of her favorite organizations, the Germantown Youth Athletic Association. Griffith served as co-director of the association’s softball program from 1999-2001 and as head coach of the 7U St. Clair Angels in 2003.

As a member of the Dogwood PTA/PTO, she has volunteered for the school’s annual Springfest and Book Fair and served on the Dogwood 40th Anniversary, Gift and Appropriations Committees.   

Griffith currently serves as the 2nd Vice Chair on the board of Farmington Presbyterian Day School, a leading preschool program in the city of Germantown that also serves as a local before and after school care program for many GMSD students. As an active member of St. Louis Catholic Church in East Memphis, she has taught fifth grade Sunday School since 2005.

She has been married for eleven years to Brad Griffith.  Together, they have two sons, Henry (10) and John David (7), both of whom are proud dolphins at Dogwood Elementary School.

Amy Eoff, Vice-Chairman, School Board Position 5

 
Amy and her husband, Edward, were raised in Germantown where she began to recognize her passion for education at an early age.

At a young age Amy was recognized as an education powerhouse. She was selected for the first Governor’s School for prospective teachers, and upon graduation immediately chose to pursue her talents at UT Knoxville. Amy began her teaching career as a Family Studies teacher for 7th and 8th graders in Baltimore County, Maryland. Amy also pursued her passion by working to improve the nursery at her church.

Upon returning to Germantown to be closer to family, Amy enrolled her three children (Anna, Adam and Alex) in our GMSD schools. Early on, she was very active in her children's classrooms and in the schools' PTAs including serving as room parent, grade captain, membership chair, room parent chair, and PTA president. In 2015, Amy was awarded the Tennessee PTA Life Achievement Award for her dedication and work towards the school community.

Amy also maintains a full roster of services to local area churches. Her impressive list of volunteer positions includes being a member of the Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Coordinating Council, serving as deacon, adult Sunday School teacher and director, Mission Friends (preschool) teacher, Missions Committee Chairperson, WMU circle leader, and small group leader. Her family currently attends Germantown Presbyterian Church.

Amy feels fortunate to raise her children in Germantown not far from where she grew up. Her passion for education, love for her community, experience as a teacher, PTA leader, and a parent has driven her to strive for positive changes within the Germantown Municipal School District. “Mostly, I’m excited to imagine new possibilities for ALL of our children,” Amy shared during an interview. “It’s important to always seek out ways for improvement in the opportunities we are providing them.”
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