Scoggins, a partner in the public accounting firm of Winter & Scoggins in Calhoun, was appointed on Tuesday to replace Eddie Hall, who resigned earlier this year. The board had the option to wait until next year’s general election for someone to be elected to fill the seat, but chose to appoint Scoggins following an interview process.
“Mr. Scoggins will represent our community well on the board of education,” said Calhoun City Schools Superintendent Michele Taylor. “We are pleased to have him as part of the Calhoun City Schools’ team.”
Scoggins was appointed unanimously at Tuesday’s board meeting. Board chairwoman Amy Atkinson indicated that the board felt it had received sufficient interest in the position to appoint someone rather than wait until the election.
In his letter of interest about the vacant position, Scoggins said:
“I would like to serve because I want input into the future of Calhoun and our children are our future. Even though these children come from varying backgrounds, ethnicity and socioeconomic conditions, they all deserve a quality education and I would like to help make sure that they have that chance.”
Scoggins is currently Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, and past treasurer for the Voluntary Action Center and Habitat for Humanity. He has served as Rotary Club President, according to information for the school district.
He was a director of the Gordon County Training Center. Scoggins holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a minor in Business Administration. With 23 years of experience in the field of accounting, he now serves as his firm’s director of audit and accounting services. Also, both children attend Calhoun City Schools.