The Pike County Board of Education consists of six members representing six geographic districts. Board members serve four year terms. Three board seats are elected in a presidential election year and three are elected during a gubernatorial election year.
The Board of Education holds monthly meetings to discuss budgets, operations, and educational strategy and is committed to providing the resources necessary to prepare our students to become creative problem-solvers while honoring the contribution of each tax payer. To this end, Pike County has remained one of the lowest per-pupil expenditure school systems in the state and nation, despite introducing a wave of new ideas, innovations, and technologies into the classroom. Our School District has also maintained one of the region’s lowest tax rates, as total school taxes levied have remained the same or decreased for the past four years.
Denise Burrell serves as District 5 Board of Education member. She has lived with her husband Richard in Pike County for 35 years and raised her two children in Pike. Her degrees include an English Education from UGA, a master’s in English Ed from Georgia State, and a master’s and specialist in leadership from West Georgia.
Marcie is a former high school teacher and district administrative staffer with extensive experience in federal programs and title funding. She currently serves on the Southern Crescent Technical College Culinary Arts Board and is the former president of the Pike County FFA Alumni. She is a longstanding resident of Pike County.
Brian Hubbard is a lifelong resident of Pike County and a 1993 graduate of Pike County High School. He is married to Michelle Nash Hubbard and has two children. He is a Senior Vice President at Cadence Bank where he serves as the Chief Review Officer of the Corporate Bank. Brian has been involved in the school system for many years most recently serving as the President of the Pike County High School Touchdown Club from 2019 to 2021.
Allen Edwards is a local businessman that has been a resident of Pike County since 1999. He is married to Kelley Cochran Edwards, a certified teacher who grew up in the Pike County School system. Today, Allen is President of Personnel Options, a HR Firm with ~5,500 employees. He is also the co-owner of a local fitness center.
Floyd is a resident and 1986 graduate of Pike County Schools. His professional career includes 21 years of US Navy education and training. He is also a graduate of Point University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Relations. Floyd and his wife Cindy are the parents of 3 daughters, all of whom attended PC Schools.
Emily O’Steen is a lifelong resident of Pike County who has served as the District 3 board member for four years now. She graduated from Pike County High School in 1994 and returned as a Fifth Grade teacher after graduating from Mercer University. She taught in Pike County for nine years and is currently a realtor at McLeRoy Realty Associates, Inc.