Cobb County School Board Elects New Chair, Vice-Chair 

In a special called meeting January 8, the Cobb County School District (CCSD) Board of Education held the annual vote to elect a new Board Chair and Vice-Chair. 

The Board voted David Chastain, Post 4, to the position of Board Chair and Brad Wheeler, Post 7, to the position of Vice-Chair. Chastain, who served as the Board Chair in 2017, was sworn into a second term on the Board Monday night along with two new Board members: Dr. Jaha Howard, post 2, and Charisse Davis, Post 6. 

Chastain is a native Georgian, born in Atlanta and raised in Cobb County. The 2019 Chair attended Brumby Elementary School, East Cobb Junior High School, and Wheeler High School. He’s a graduate of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business and presently works in the aeronautics industry. 

Wheeler, who has served on the CCSD Board of Education since 2013, grew up in upstate New York. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Berry College in Health and Physical Education followed by a Master’s degree from Jacksonville State University in School Administration. With a career in education spanning more than 30 years, the new Vice-Chair spent 25 years as a teacher and coach. He served nine years in administration at McEachern High School and 17 at Pebblebrook High School.  

In addition to voting on the new Board Chair and Vice-Chair, the Board unanimously approved the Board meeting calendar for 2019.  

To learn more about the CCSD Board of Education, click here.