The group will meet Jan. 9 at 5 p.m. in the district’s boardroom to nominate candidates. For 2012, east Cobb’s Scott Sweeney served as chair and southwest Cobb’s David Morgan served as vice chair.
Morgan, who was originally elected as a board member in 2008 and recently re-elected, said he’d be willing to take on the responsibility.
“If that honor is bestowed upon me, then I’ll do the best that I can, but at this point in time I have no clue how that will play out,” he said. “It’s a responsibility that I’d take very seriously if a majority of the board thought I would be the best choice.”
Morgan said it’s been “pretty mum” between board members about who should serve next.
“There hasn’t been a whole lot of discussion about it,” he said.
Tim Stultz, who was elected to the board in 2009 to represent southwest Cobb and has two years left in his four-year term, said he’s been thinking about serving as chair.
“I think someone who will be chair needs to not carry their own agenda and make sure that they realize that they are one of seven members and someone who can facilitate a meeting,” he said Wednesday.
When asked why he didn’t consider the position last year, Stultz said he has more time on his hands now.
He hasn’t spoken to any other board members about his thoughts and said he wouldn’t be picky about who his vice chair would be.
“I can work well with anybody that the board would decide for that position,” he said.
David Banks, who serves northeast Cobb and was re-elected this year like Morgan, said he isn’t interested in the position but said he believes it’ll be between Morgan and Stultz.
“I have heard that Stultz would want it,” he said, declining to say who would be the best candidate for it. “We are just going to have to see how it plays out.”
Both Sweeney and Kathleen Angelucci, who represents north Cobb, declined to say who they favor as board chair.
“I’ve thought about the 2013 board chair and will reserve my comments until the board’s first January meeting,” Sweeney said.
Angelucci said, “I have thought about it but would rather not speculate as to who will be chair. I will make a decision after hearing nominations.”
The two newly elected members of the board, Randy Scamihorn and Brad Wheeler, also said they’d wait until the Jan. 9 meeting to determine who will be the best fit for the job.
The two retired Cobb Schools educators will be sworn into office before the chair election at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 9.
“I have thought about it but have not decided because I haven’t been able to sit down with them as a board,” said Scamihorn, who is replacing northwest Cobb’s Lynnda Eagle after she decided not to run again this year.
However, he does believe any of the veteran board members would make a good chair.
“It’ll be interesting to see how the veterans fall out … the new kids on the block need to figure out whatever everyone else says,” he said.
Wheeler, who beat west-central Cobb’s board member Alison Bartlett in November, said he doesn’t have anyone in mind for the position.
“I’ve met several of the board members but am still meeting and getting to know them,” he said. “I would want to talk to see who all was interested first.”