The Washington County School Board consists of nine elected members from three political districts. In recognition of their efforts in providing leadership and direction for the improving school program, this group was honored as the Tennessee School Board of the Year by the Tennessee School Boards Association in 2007. The Washington County Board of Education has been recognized by TSBA as a Board of Distinction since 1998.
Annette Buchanan, Level 2
Annette Buchanan was elected to the Washington County Board of Education in 2014 to represent the First District. She is a 1993 graduate of David Crockett High School. She received a BS in Education from East Tennessee State University in 1997. She taught for six years at Jonesborough Middle School before choosing to became a stay-at-home mother. Mrs. Buchanan is an active member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church where she chairs the backpack ministry, teaches a pre-school Sunday School Class, and is the youth choir director. Annette is married to Mike Buchanan, and they have three children, Hannah, Sadie, and Parker.
Mary Beth Dellinger
Mary Beth Dellinger was elected in 2016 to represent the Second District. She is a graduate of David Crockett High School, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from East Tennessee State University, and has a Master’s Degree in Education from Tusculum College. Mrs. Dellinger retired from the Washington County School System is 2012 after 35 years of teaching at Lamar and Gray Elementary Schools. Currently, she is employed as an adjunct faculty member at ETSU as a Student Teacher Supervisor. She is married to Terry Dellinger and attends Grace Fellowship Church.
Committees - Human Relations, Policy, School Health Advisory Council, Planning, Family Life, Inservice, Curriculum, Calendar
Keith Ervin, Level 4
Mr. Ervin was elected in 2006 to represent the First District. He graduated from David Crockett High School in 1984. A member of the Planning, Athletics, Student Discipline, Bid Review, and Calendar Committees, Keith serves as chairman of the Family Life Committee and Sick Leave Bank. He is a member of Bethesda Methodist Church. A self-employed dairy farmer, Keith serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington County Farm Bureau and has served as member of the State Advisory Committee. He has two daughters, Ashley and Brooke, who attend David Crockett High School.
Todd Ganger, Level 4
Mr. Ganger was elected in 2008 to represent the Second District. He graduated from David Crockett High School in 1990. Mr. Ganger serves as chair of the Athletics and Bid Review Committees. He is a member of the Jonesborough United Methodist Church and is employed by the Johnson City Power Board. Todd has dedicated many hours to area children through work with community athletics. He has two children, LaRae, who attends Cumberland School of Law and Joseph who is a graduate of King University.
Committees - Bid Review, Policy, Safety, Sick Leave Bank, Insurance - Chair, Inservice, Calendar
David Hammond, Level 4
Mr. Hammond was elected in 2010 to represent the Third District. He graduated from Unicoi County High School and attended East Tennessee State University before graduating from the Gemological Institute of America. Along with his wife, Kelly, they own and operate Hammond Management, a commercial and apartment rental company. Mr. Hammond is also licensed in Health and Life Insurance. He is a former board member of the Northeast Tennessee Regional Character Counts Advisory Board and a delegate to the Washington County Republican Party. Mr. Hammond is past president of Boones Creek Elementary School and Boones Creek Middle School PTO. He is a member of Boones Creek Christian Church. His daughter Emma attends Daniel Boone High School and daughter Kennedy attends Boones Creek Elementary.
Jack Leonard, Level 4
Mr. Leonard was elected to the Board in 2010 to represent the First District. He is a proud graduate of the Washington County School System, having graduated from David Crockett High School in 1981. He received a B.S. degree in 1985 from East Tennessee State University in History/Political Science and obtained his teaching license in 1992. His Masters in Education was acquired from Tusculum College in 1997 and a Specialist Degree in Education from East Tennessee State University in 2004 in Administration. He is a member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church. Jack is married, he and his wife, Jill, have three boys, Noah, Will, and Garrett. Will and Garrett attend Washington County Schools. Noah, a graduate of David Crockett High School now attends East Tennessee State University.
Chairman of the Board
Clarence Mabe, Level 4
Mr. Mabe was elected to the Board of Education in 2002 to represent the Third District. He earned a B.S. and an MA degree at East Tennessee State University. Coach Mabe retired from the Washington County School System where he taught physical education. He coached boy's basketball and baseball at Fall Branch High School. At Daniel Boone High School, he coached the women's varsity basketball team and the varsity baseball team. Mr. Mabe is co-owner of S & M Amusements, Inc. and is a resident of the Gray community. He is a member of Crossroads Christian Church. Mr. Mabe is married to the former Jama Cookie Gosnell. Their two sons, Bucky and Rusty, both graduated from Daniel Boone High School.
Mike Masters, Level 2
Mike Masters was elected in August 2014 to represent the Thrid District. He graduated from Daniel Boone High School and Tri-City State Technical Institute. He worked in the trucking parts business and for the past 10 years he has served as an affiliate real estate broker. He is a member of First Church of the Brethren in Johnson City. Mike is married to Kim Robbins Masters and they have three children; Michael, Mitchell, and Mikayla - all graduates of Daniel Boone High School.
Phillip L McLain, Level 5
Mr. McLain has been a member of the Washington County School Board since 2004. Mr. McLain resides at 1813 Hillsboro Avenue, Johnson City. He has lived in Johnson City over twenty-five years after graduating from East Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Accounting. He served for six years in the United States Navy. He retired from Valleydale Foods, Inc. as the Western Regional Sales Manager, after 24 years of service. He is a member of Telford United Methodist Church. Mr. McLain is married to the former Carla Brabson of Jonesborough.