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 3
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.
Committees: Athletics (Chair), Ethics, District Evaluation, Collaborative Conferencing, Sick Leave Bank, Family Life, Curriculum, Calendar,
Jason Day was elected to the board in August 2018 to represent the 1st District. He attended David Crockett High School and graduated in 1995. He has been self employed in the construction and real estate business for more than 15 years. He and his family attend church at Grace Meadows in Jonesborough. Mr. Day has been married to his wife Emmy for 21 years and they reside in Telford. Mrs. Day has been teaching at Grandview Elementary for 10 years. They have 4 children Chelsea, Baileigh, Madison, and Rhett. Chelsea and Baileigh attend ETSU, Madison is at David Crockett High School, and Rhett is at Grandview Elementary. They are very passionate about our school system and our community.
Committees: Facilities, Bid Review, Planning, Family Life
Keith Ervin, Level 4Mr. 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, both graduates of David Crockett High School.
Chairman of the Board
Mary Beth Dellinger, Level 1
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: Finance, Ethics (Chair), Policy (Chair), District Evaluation, Planning, Insurance (Chair), Inservice, Curriculum, Calendar
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 and Joseph who are both graduates of David Crockett High School.
Committees: Finance, Facilities (Chair), Athletics, District Evaluation, Collaborative Conferencing, Safety, School Health Advisory Council, Inservice,
David Hammond, Level 4
Mr. Hammond was elected in 2010 to represent the Third District. He graduated from Unicoi County High School and attended ETSU before graduating from the Gemological Institute of America. Mr. Hammond operates 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.
Committees: Finance, Athletics, Policy - Chair, Safety - Chair, Insurance, Joint Capital Projects, Student Discipline, Curriculum
Chad Fleenor was elected to the Washington County Board of Education in 2018 to represent the 3rd District. He was born and raised in Boones Creek and is a graduate of Daniel Boone High School. He and his family currently live in the Boones Creek Community on his family’s farm. He is a deacon at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Johnson City and an employee of Eastman Chemical Company. He is also a realtor, auctioneer, farmer, and most importantly, a father to his two kids Jack and Lilly and a husband to his wonderful wife, Janee. His children currently go to Boones Creek Elementary and Boones Creek Middle Schools. He is also involved in the Washington County Cattlemen’s Association, Washington County Agriculture Committee, Washington County/UT Extension Agriculture Advisory Board, and a former advisor for Farm Credit.
Committees: Athletics, Ethics, Policy, Safety, Insurance, Calendar
Mitch Meredith was elected in 2018 to represent the Third District. He is a Washington County native and a 1978 graduate of the University of Tennessee -Knoxville. He has been a practicing Certified Public Accountant advising clients on tax, estate, business and accounting matters for more than 3 decades. He is a past President and current member of the Johnson City Rotary Club and has served as president, treasurer or board member of the Barracuda Swim Club, Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Oak Ridge Arts Council, American Heart Association, Boy Scout Troop 35, Trail Life Troop 35, Safe Passage, and the Tri-Cities Airport Authority. He served on the Washington County commission from 2010 to 2018 and currently serves as the County’s Director of Finance, Accounts & Budget. When not attending to work, family and civic responsibilities, Mitch enjoys maintaining his instrument proficiency as a private pilot. Mitch and Nancy have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.
Committees: Athletics, Policy, Safety, Sick Leave Bank, Insurance
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.
Committees: Finance (Chair), Facilities, Bid Review (Chair), Policy, District Evaluation, Collaborative Conferencing, Planning, Insurance