Contacting Members of the Governing Board and the School Administrator
Members of the BCCS Governing Board are issued BCCS school emails. Should you need to contact a member, please do so using their school email listed below.
To contact the BCCS School Administrator, Missy Harrod, email her @ firstname.lastname@example.org
John Hilliard, Chairman, email@example.com
John Hilliard attended Georgia Tech on an ROTC scholarship and entered the Air Force following graduation. His eight years in the service were spent working with the Minuteman III (ICBM) program in North Dakota and launching GPS satellites aboard the Delta II rocket program at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Upon leaving the Air Force, John began a new career in civil engineering consulting and obtained his Professional Engineer license in 2001. Another change in career direction occurred in 2010 when John entered the field of civil service as a Construction Manager for the U.S. Navy at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany. John brings problem solving skills, keen attention to detail, and leadership experience to the BCCS Board.
Sonya Williams, Vice Chairperson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonya Williams earned a degree in Social Work from Albany State University. After obtaining this degree, she has worked in the social services field for 13 years. Therefore, her social skills are impeccable and she takes lead when the opportunity avails itself. Team playing is another advantage of working in the social services field which she exemplifies. Sonya brings experience from working with at risk youth to working with adults in the law enforcement realm as a probation officer.
After working with at risk youth, Sonya began working with children and families as a whole as a family service worker at Mitchell County Head Start under the umbrella of Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, Inc. which is an agency that fosters helping people strive to live self-sufficiently. Head Start has celebrated 50 years of existence in helping children strive for excellence by giving them a head start in life. After five years, not only did she continue working with families, Sonya was promoted to the Center Director where there were more opportunities to show her leadership abilities. Sonya has obtained certificates from Director’s Training to the usual annual training certificates that is received yearly from the agency to enhance team building and better ways of working with the families and children the Center serves. Sonya brings diversity, team building, years of experience in working with people as a whole, and leadership experience to the BCCS Board.
Benjamin Brooks, email@example.com
Benjamin Brooks currently resides in his hometown of Camilla. His wife of ten years, Sarah Brooks, is a nurse practitioner in Pelham, Georgia. They have two children – Reagan and Nash. Benjamin graduated as valedictorian from Baconton Community Charter School in 2007, the second graduating class since the school’s founding. He went on to attend Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA, receiving a bachelor’s degree in finance with an emphasis in personal financial planning. After college, Mr. Brooks spent two years in the banking industry before accepting an offer from Edward D. Jones & Co., a Fortune 500 financial services firm, to become a Financial Advisor in 2012. Benjamin chose to open and build his branch in Mitchell County. He has been guiding individuals and families through the management and planning of their financial lives for over nine years, now overseeing $85+ million in assets under management. He also holds the Accredited Asset Management Specialist Certification from the College for Financial Planning. Benjamin brings a strong background and practical experience in financial planning and asset management. He is extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve a community that is his home.
Jenny Van Meter. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Van Meter graduated from Pelham High School as an honor graduate. She earned her Associate Degree in Business from Bainbridge College and graduated with Distinction from LaGrange College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with emphasis in Organizational Leadership.
In 1998, Jenny began her career in banking at Heritage Bank of the South (formerly AGE Credit Union) in Albany, Georgia holding several positions such as Head Teller, Customer Service Representative, Compliance Assistant, Lender, and Service Manager. In 2006, she joined Pelham Banking Company in Pelham, Georgia as Auditor, Lender, Federal Reserve Reporter, and Teller Supervisor. After dedicating twenty years to the field of banking, Jenny decided to use her talents elsewhere. She is now employed with Phoebe Putney Health System in Albany, Georgia as a Compliance Analyst in the Compliance and Ethics Department. In this role she monitors physician compensation, contract terms, and other highly regulated areas.
Jenny has served as BCCS PTO Vice President for four years and in other areas in her school, church, and community. She brings a strong background in leadership, problem-solving, finance, compliance, and overall love for the school to the BCCS Board. Jenny is the mother of two children, Turner and Zane.
Kate Von Glahn, email@example.com
Kate Von Glahn is a native of Mitchell County. After graduating high school, she studied at Darton College before completing graduation from University of Georgia in 2000 with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
After graduation, Kate served as an Associate Director with a non-profit in Athens, GA until 2003. In that position she oversaw training and development of teams, fund raising, and character development of college students.
Ms. Von Glahn currently is responsible for the bookkeeping aspects of two farming operations. This includes managing all ingoing and outgoing payments, payroll, human resource issues, and government compliance. She also volunteers with the local CASA organization as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in foster care. She was instrumental in bringing licensed, professional mental health counselors to the school to serve the students and teachers of BCCS.
Kate and her husband Chuck married in 2003 and have 4 children who all attend BCCS. David, Rae, Micah and Sam have all attended BCCS since Pre-K. Chuck is a farmer in Baconton and their farm employs local high school students.
Kate is passionate about both serving her community as a Board Member of this school and advocating for kids who are at risk and/or in foster care.
Rashelle Beasley Minix, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rashelle Beasley is a graduate of Colquitt County High School. She attended Darton College and Albany Technical College. She joined The Albany Herald in 1997 where she climbed the ranks over the next 11 years from Assistant Layout Designer to Retail Advertising Sales Manager. She managed a Sales Team of six and was held accountable to a $6M budget.
Rashelle joined the CVB team, a department of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce as Welcome Center Manager in July of 2008 and was promoted to Director in 2013. In 2018, she worked with city leaders and board of directors to create a 501c6 organization, The Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau where she is now the President/CEO.
She has successfully completed the three-year curriculum of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Marketing College, receiving her Travel Marketing Professional (TMP) certification in March 2012. As a result of her hard work, Rashelle was chosen as the Southeast Tourism Society’s Rising Star in November 2012 and was awarded the Larry Allen Leadership Award in September 2015. She serves on the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus board of directors holding the position of President.
Rashelle is also active in the community. She is Race Director for the SNICKERS® Marathon and Half Marathon and has organized many community 5k’s for Baconton Community Charter School. She is a graduate of Leadership Institute Class of 2015, Leadership Albany Class of 2008 and Georgia Academy for Economic Development Class of 2012. She currently serves on the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Board of Directors and is a member of the Dougherty County Rotary Club. She has also served on the executive board of the Southwest Georgia Tourism Association, Albany Junior Women’s Club, Leadership Albany and Southwest Georgia Chapter of the Americainix, 2
n Red Cross. Rashelle was recognized twice as Southwest Georgia’s Top 40 under 40.
Rashelle is a native of Mitchell County, and her hobbies include running, singing, reading, deep sea fishing and hunting. She is married to Markus Minix, has two children Zach, 18 and Mary Frances, 14 and one bonus child Anna Minix, 2.
Josie Feeley, email@example.com
Josie Feely currently resides in Albany GA. Married for 29 years to Patrick Feely and he has been in the Pecan Industry for 30+ years and is currently the Director of Operations of National Pecan, LLC. They have 4 children, Maria 27, Adriana 24, Alexia 22 and Patrick, a senior at Baconton Community Charter School. Josie grew up and graduated from Edinburg TX. After graduating she moved to Alabama where she met her husband. She is fluent in two languages, English and Spanish. She worked with Woerner Turf in Elberta, AL where she translated and transcribed all Safety Programs and manuals from English to Spanish for the 300-employee turf farm. She also taught at Faith Presbyterian Christian School teaching Latin and Spanish in grades 9-12. In 2012, Josie and her family moved to Seguin, TX for four years where she joined the PTO and helped with the yearly fundraisers for both Elementary and High School. She also served as Chairman of the Navarro Athletic Boosters Club Auction Committee. In August of 2016. the pecan industry brought them to Baconton where she became part of the BCCS family. Her daughter Alexia graduated from BCCS in 2018. Josie immediately got involved with the school as a Board member and began using one of her favorite hobbies of photography by producing sports Banners for the seniors for serval years. In May of 2018 Josie opened a boutique in Camilla, Ga, and in December of 2021 she decided to close her business to spend more time with her family.
Jermaine King, firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Stone, email@example.com
Lance Jenkins, firstname.lastname@example.org