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Banks County Board of Education Members

 

Atha Dalton

706-677-2224
Post 4


Term expires: December 31, 2024

Ms. Dalton assumed Post 4 on January 1st 2013. She is a professional actress and often conducts historical educational presentations as an 1860's civilian and participates in Civil War Re-enactments and Confederate Memorial Services. Mrs. Dalton also does film production work such as location scouting, production coordination, extras casting, and other jobs related to film & video work. Additionally, she owns a part-time photography business. She is attended Wills High School in Smyrna. Mrs. Dalton graduated from Piedmont College with honors with a B.A. double major in History and Psychology. She has lived in Banks County since 1990 and attends Harmony Baptist Church. She is married to Dr. Len Dalton. The two have six grown sons together.
 
 

Wes Whitfield

706-677-2224
Post 2

Vice-Chairman

Term expires: December 31, 2024

Mr. Whitfield assumed Post 2 on January 1st of 2013. Mr. Whitfield is a life-long resident of Banks County and a 1987 graduate of Banks County High School. He has strong ties to the community and the school system. He has two children who attend school in the district and both his mother and wife are both employed by the school district. Mr. Whitfield is employed with Upstate Curb, Inc. in Homer, Georgia.
 
 

Dr. Mark Stroud

706-677-2224
Post 3


Term expires: December 31, 2026

​Dr. Mark Stroud assumed Post 3 on January 1 of 2019. Dr. Stroud has lived in Banks County for over 25 years. His wife, Amy Stroud, and their two sons, Riley and Carter, are all graduates of Banks County High School, and he has two nieces who are currently attending Banks County Schools. Over the past 17 years, he has served the Banks County Schools in various capacities, including being a governance council member at the Banks County Middle School and Banks County High School, booster club president for the football and baseball programs, as well as other volunteer positions before joining the Board of Education in 2019. Dr. Stroud is the longtime Pastor of Wahoo Baptist Church in Murrayville, GA.
 
 

Anthony Seabolt

 
706-677-2224
​Post 1

Term expires: December 31, 2024

Mr. Seabolt assumed Post 1 on January 1, 2013. He has been a lifelong resident of Banks County and graduated from Banks County High School in 1987. Mr. Seabolt is self-employed and has a son and a niece currently enrolled in the Banks County School System.
 
Eli Cooper

Eli Cooper

706-677-2224
Post 5

Term expires: December 31, 2024
 
Mr. Cooper assumed Post 5 after BOE member Shane Roberts stepped down.  Cooper will serve in this position until a special election in November 2024. Mr. Cooper graduated from Banks County High School in 2001. He attended Athens Technical College and studied architectural and mechanical drafting.  Cooper began his career at Classic Powder Coating, eventually becoming the business manager in 2008 and buying half of the business in 2017. He has been the sole operator and manager since then. Eli married his wife Ashley in 2005. They have three children, all attending or set to attend Banks County schools: Cam, a high school senior involved in sports; Tenley, a middle school softball player; and Emersyn, a pre-kindergarten student. Eli's dedication to the community includes extensive volunteer work, including coaching at the Banks County Recreation Department, Banks County High School and founding the nonprofit "Country Wide Baseball,"  He also led the USA wrestling program for Banks County High School from 2010 to 2018.