Powell to seek 3rd term on BOE

Published 1:07 am Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lynda B. Powell has announced her candidacy for re-election to the Covington County Board of Education, Place 3 on the Democratic ticket.

Currently, she is the only female retired classroom teacher serving on the board. Powell is a graduate of Florala High School, Troy State University (BS), and the University of South Alabama (MA). She taught at Pleasant Home, W.S. Harlan and Florala City Schools.

Powell has earned 278 hours of School Board Member Academy credits. She completed the academy in 2006 and was nominated by then-superintendent Sharon Dye and selected by the Alabama Associated of School Boards to the 2006 All-State School Board.

She is only the second board member from from Covington County to receive this honor. She is a member of AEA, NEA, Covington County Education Retirees Association, Florala History Club, Alpha Delta Kappa teacher’s sorority, daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Covington County cattle women.

Powell said she enjoys her board service since it allows her to interact with the students, teachers and parents of the Covington County Schools.

“With every issue that comes before the board, I try to do what I feel is best for everyone involved. Sometimes this can be very difficult, but at other times it is very rewarding. I serve for those rewarding time.”

She said she feels Covington County has one of the best school systems in the state and appreciates the voters of Covington County allowing her to be a part of this.

She and husband, Carlos, reside on Red Oak Road and attend Enon Baptist Church.

They have four children and four grandchildren.