Kimberly Dove is the District 6 replacement for Catherine Maddox, who resigned in May. CONTRIBUTED

New school board member named for Fulton County District 6

The Fulton County Board of Education named Kimberly Dove as the District 6 replacement for Catherine Maddox earlier this month. Maddox resigned in May due to health concerns. District 6 includes parts of East Point, College Park, South Fulton and Union City.

Dove was sworn into office by Superior Court Judge Patsy Porter and began her commitment to fill the unexpired term on Aug. 10.

A parent of three children, one of whom is a Fulton County Schools Class of 2015 graduate, Dove has held various leadership roles as a school volunteer. She has served as the president, vice president, and parliamentarian of the PTSA at Westlake High School and as co-chair for Westlake’s School Governance Council. Also, she has been a member of the Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council and has held roles as PTA member and volunteer at Renaissance Elementary School, Camp Creek Middle School and Sandtown Middle SchooIn addition, Dove is a past recipient of Westlake High School’s Volunteer of the Year Award.

Following Maddox’s announcement to retire, the school board invited potential replacement candidates to submit letters of interest with a resume. From these, the board selected Dove as its finalist to complete the remaining months of Maddox’s term, which ends Dec. 31, 2018.

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