School Board

The Amelia County School Board is an informed and unified group of individuals working together to promote student success; we value respectful and transparent communications and interactions with one another and our community.

Press Releases:

Master BoardACPS Governance Team Earns VSBA Master Board Designation

The Amelia County Public Schools Board and Superintendent recently earned the designation of VSBA Master Board. The Team attended four sessions totaling over twenty hours of professional development beginning in September and ending on December 9 2022. The discussions, facilitated by staff of the Virginia School Boards Association, focused on team building, improving communication, listening, and board building behaviors. Read more about this at the link below:

- Master Board Designation Press Release Document

VSBA School Law Conference Keeps Local School Board Members & Administrators Current

Board Members

Dr. Geraghty Dr. David Geraghty, District 1
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     David A. Geraghty was first appointed as the interim school board representative for District 1 in April 2022 and was elected to complete the four-year term in November 2022.  Born in Michigan, he earned a BA in history and teaching from the University of Michigan-Flint in 1987.  He and his wife, Gail Geraghty, moved to Virginia in 1989 and to Amelia in 1990 when they landed teaching positions in the county's public schools. He taught Government, as well as Civics and US History for 12 years at ACHS before leaving to complete his MA in history from the University of Richmond and PhD in history from UVA. He is now in his 18th year at Longwood University where he teaches courses in early American history and prepares future middle and high school social studies teachers.
     The Geraghtys have two grown children, now starting families of their own.  Both kids attended ACPS and benefited from a variety of programs offered by the schools. Gail, now mostly retired, and David enjoy hiking, fishing, kayaking, travel, and time with their growing family.

Robin Whittington
Mrs. Robyn Whittington, District 2
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     Robyn D. Whittington was elected to serve as the District 2 School Board member in November of 2021. She grew up in Elevon, Virginia and is a graduate of the Essex County Public School system. Robyn was extremely active in the FFA throughout her education and credits the organization for her desire to develop her leadership skills while seeking a career in the natural sciences. She went on to graduate from Virginia Tech in 2004 with a degree in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences. After college, she worked in small grains and soybean breeding and genetics research before serving as the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent in Amelia County. In 2008, Robyn accepted a position teaching Biology, Environmental Science, and Horticulture at Amelia County High School. She taught until the birth of her first child.
     Robyn and her husband, Colin, have 6 children. The oldest four are current ACPS students. Robyn and Colin can usually be found working on their certified seed and beef cattle farm, watching one of their children on a ballfield somewhere, or cooking up a big meal for their family at home.

Photo, Neller Mr. Mike Neller, District 3
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     Michael D Neller was elected as District 3 school board member in 2015 & 2019. Mr. Neller is originally from Portsmouth, Va. and moved to the county in 1972, where he served as the school system’s band director for 39 years. He also served as a substitute bus driver. He got his Bachelors of Music Education from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in 1971. After retiring at the end of the 2011 school year, Mr. Neller continued to work as a substitute teacher and bus driver until his election to the school board. 
     Mr. Neller and his wife Judy have three grown children, all Amelia Co. High School grads, and five grandchildren. They enjoy spending time with each other, and work together on the Christmas Parents program. Their favorite destination is the Outer Banks, where they have vacationed for 40 years or more.

Bonnie Vega

Mrs. Bonnie Vega, Chair, District 4 
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Dr. Tanner-Anderson

Dr. Sarah Tanner-Anderson, Vice Chair, District 5
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     Dr. Sarah Tanner-Anderson currently serves as Vice Chair of the Amelia County School Board, representing District 5. After graduating from Amelia County High School in 1999, Dr. Tanner-Anderson went on to obtain her Bachelor of Arts in English ('02) and Master of Arts in English, Education, and Writing ('07) from Longwood University.  She earned her Post Master's Administrative Certification ('11) and Doctor of Education in Educational Administration and Policy Studies ('14) from The George Washington University. 
     A former principal, assistant principal, middle- and high-school English teacher, department and grade-level chair, high-school coach, and club sponsor, Dr. Tanner-Anderson has spent the past two decades supporting public education in the Commonwealth. She currently serves as Assistant Professor and Program Director of Educational Leadership at Longwood University.
     Dr. Tanner-Anderson and her college sweetheart, Peyton, have one son, a current ACES student. Whether on the field or on the court, you're likely to find them cheering him on across athletic seasons! Dr. Tanner-Anderson enjoys running, canoeing, reading, and spending time with her family.

Clerk of the Board, Mrs. Eva Biereder
804-561-2621, [email protected]

Deputy Clerk of the Board, Mrs. Monica Jackson
804-561-2621, [email protected]

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