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Meet our Board

Vivian B. Adams School is governed by a nine member board appointed by the Dale County Commission. This governing board holds open meetings monthly to assure the services/supports of the school are continuously focused upon the needs of the individuals.The professional diversity of the board brings a wealth of experience for the school. Their work on behalf of the students/individuals has made an immeasurable difference.

Mr. Charles Gary

Mr. Charles Gary

Chair

Chair- Owner of Rosehill Landfill; Dale County Commissioner and board member of the Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission. Mr. Gary’s son, Grant attends VBAS.

Judge Fred Steagall

Judge Fred Steagall

Attorney; retired District Judge. He serves as chairperson of Southeast Alabama Youth Services, Leisure Services Board of Directors, and Dale County Children’s Policy Council; he is involved in numerous community organizations.

Mrs. Patricia Jackson

Mrs. Patricia Jackson

Formerly taught elementary education in the Ozark City School System. Currently, Mrs. Jackson is an active member of Ozark First United Methodist Church...
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Mrs. Bonnie Crawford

Mrs. Bonnie Crawford

BA,MA,PhD; retired business owner, educational consultant and Executive Director Altgeld Murray Clinic. Mrs. Crawford served on the Presidential Non-Violent Development Read More...

Dr. Peter Bruggink

Dr. Peter Bruggink

Ph.D. in Leadership and Administration. Dr. Bruggink teaches at Florida State University as an adjunct professor and works as a consultant with Dr. Diane Murphy.

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Crosby

Dr. Robert Crosby

Retired Optometrist; he served as adjunct professor with the University of Alabama School of Optometry, served three terms as President of the Alabama Optometric Association, and was Alabama Optometrist of the Year. Dr. Crosby is a long time member of the Ozark Rotary Club and active with the Boy Scouts of America.

Mr. Joe W. Adams

Mr. Joe W. Adams

Attorney at Law. Mr. Adams serves as attorney for City of Ozark and seven other municipalities in Dale and Barbour Counties, he is legal counsel for Alabama ABC Board and serves as a certified mediator and Municipal Judge.

Dr. Diane Murphy

Dr. Diane Murphy

Professional educator with more 40 years in public education, including special education, at both the Pre-K through 12 grades and university settings. Currently an executive consultant, Dr. Murphy works to provide leadership development to school leaders. She was awarded the Truman M. Pierce Award for leadership contributions to the State of Alabama.

Mr. Bill Kamerer

Mr. Bill Kamerer

USAF veteran, currently working for the Ft Rucker Aviation Maintenance Contractor as an AAE & I Tech Leader. Mr. Kamerer serves on the United Way committee for contractors at Hanchey Field. His daughter, Amber has attended VBAS for 29 years.