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20 April (HCS) - Mr. Stephen Presley was appointed as the newest member of the Hoover Board of Education this week by the Hoover City Council.  He takes the seat of longtime Board member Mr. William Veitch, who did not seek reappointment after serving two successful terms on the Hoover Board of Education.

Q: Why did you want to apply for a seat on the Board of Education?

A: I feel very fortunate that my children have had the opportunity to receive an outstanding education from our system. This did not happen by accident, but rather through the hard work of many people.  I wanted to be able to, in a small way, work to be a part of the future generations receiving that same quality education my children received.

Q: What do you hope to bring to the table as a board member?

A: Open mind and a level head!

Q: What are some of the best qualities of Hoover City Schools?

A: Diversity of students, quality teachers, strong finances, technologically sound.

Q: What do you see as challenges for public education in years to come?

A: To stay on top of the technology curve.  Growing our schools as our city grows. Keeping financing in place to meet both technological advancements and population growth.

Q: Tell us about your education.

A: 1984 graduate of Enterprise High School/1988 BS of Ornamental Horticulture, Auburn University.

Q: Tell us about your family.

A: Married to Jennifer for almost 23 years. We have three children, a senior and a freshman at Hoover High and a 6th grader at Simmons Middle School.

Q: Tell us about you hobbies, interest and career.

A: I'm an avid outdoorsman and love spending time with my wife and kids, and traveling. I am the president of Landscape Workshop, LLC., where I have worked for the past 17 years.

Jason Gaston/HCS/205.439.1054

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