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Oconee County Board of Education members whose terms to expire Dec. 31 announce plans

Two current Oconee County Board of Education members have terms set to expire at the end of this calendar year, and thoseBagley Parrish member Wayne Bagley and Amy Parrish – have announced their plans. Bagley, who is currently in an appointed position, will not seek re-election after his current term expires Dec. 31, 2022. Current Board Vice Chair Amy Parrish will go up for re-election.


“It has been an honor to work with Wayne and Amy for a number of years, and they have both made significant contributions to Oconee County Schools,” said Board Chair Kim Argo. “We have 11 excellent schools in our community and their leadership has been so important in order for that to occur. I look forward to finishing out 2022 with both of them as we continue our work for the children and educators here in Oconee County.”

Bagley served in the Post 5 position on the Oconee County Board of Education from 2010-20. After former Chair Tom Odom announced he was stepping down from the Board, Bagley was appointed on Sept. 1, 2021 to conclude the Post 3 term. That position was vacated by current Board Chair Kim Argo who was unanimously selected by the Board to fill the Post 1/Board Chair position. At that time, Amy Parrish was named Board Vice Chair.


Said Bagley, “It has truly been an honor to serve Oconee County for more than a decade as a member of the Board of Education. I look forward to continuing to work with this Board and our fine school system for the rest of this year, as we maintain our commitment to the students and educators of our community.”


Bagley is the Vice President for Development for Lassiter Properties, where he has worked for 30 years. Mr. Bagley is married to Margaret Bagley; they have two sons who graduated from North Oconee High School.


Parrish has served on the Board of Education since 2016 in the Post 2 position. She has been Vice Chair since 2021. Parrish is a Senior Financial Advisor at Highland Trust Partners. She is married to Bob Parrish, and they are the parents of a son who is a student in Oconee County Schools and a daughter who graduated from Oconee County High School.


Said Parrish, “Oconee County Schools is such a special place and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve these last seven years on the Board of Education. I would be honored to continue in this role with such a dedicated Board, as we remain fully committed to the sustained excellence for which Oconee County Schools is known.”