Harry E. Lemon, Jr., School Board Chairman

Phone: 910-754-8412

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Harry E. Lemon, Jr., School Board Chairman

Married to:  Dr. Deborah Lemon, Mathematics Consultant

Children:  5

Grandchildren:  10

Education:

1962 Graduate of New Hanover High School, 1966 Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Bachelor of Arts, 1973 Graduate of the University of South Carolina, Masters of Arts, 1980 Graduate of University of South Carolina, Advanced Degree

Employment: 

Employed in the Education field from 1967 - 1999 as teacher, coach, guidance counselor, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.  Sales Representative from 2000-2015.

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 John W. Thompson, School Board Vice-Chairman

Phone: 910-547-0572

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John W. Thompson, School Board Vice-Chairman

Married to:  Ruth Biddell Thompson

Employment:
Architect in private practice in Leland, North Carolina since 1985.

Education:
1977 Graduate of the North Carolina State University School of Design, Bachelor of Environment Design in Architecture

Community:
Served on the Brunswick County Schools Bond Referendum Executive Committee

Volunteer and mentor through Communities in School (CIS)

Brunswick County Planning Board from 1991-1998

Brunswick County Equalization and Review Board from 1991-1999, serving as Chairman for two terms

Awards:
Award of Merit from the North Carolina School Boards Association

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 Catherine Cooke

Phone: 910-443-2437

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Catherine Cooke

Married to: Marty Cooke, Owner and CEO of Cooke Realty at Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Children:  4 children who have attended and graduated from Brunswick County Schools

Employment:  Self-Employed

Civic Activities:  
Member of Beach Assembly of God in Ocean Isle Beach, Member of Brunswick County Republican Party, Member of Brunswick County Republican Women, Communities in Schools Parent Volunteer

Focus and Goals for BCS:
I endeavor to serve the students, parents, staff and community as a whole while helping to implement and secure the greatest success for every child in our school system.  This includes committed study of state and federal legislation and how it affects our bottom line.  I rely on the experience of the staff and administration for their wisdom and guidance in these areas.  I welcome any and all parental concerns and how we can better the school system starting in the classroom.  It is my greatest reward to see a child graduate from our school system and be able to function in our society as a balanced, educated and well-rounded individual who will be an asset to their employer and community.

 Charles Miller

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Charles Miller

Married to:  Patty D. Miller

Employment:
1987 - 2001:  Brunswick County Sheriff's Office - Chief Deputy
2002 - 2004:  Progress Energy Nuclear Plant - Nuclear Security Specialist
2004 - 2006:  BEST Uniforms, Inc. - Regional Sales Manager
2006 - 2008  Owner/CEO Brunswick Embroidery & Screenprinting
2008 - Present:  Brunswick County Sheriff's Office - Chief Deputy

Education:
Southport Elementary School
Southport Middle School
1984 Graduate - South Brunswick High School 
1986 Graduate - Cape Fear Community College - Basic Law Enforcement Training, Certified North Carolina Law Enforcement Officer 
1986 - 2002 - In-Service Law Enforcement training (various subject areas)
2006 - Elected to the Brunswick County Board of Education
2010 - Re-Elected to the Board of Education

Civic Activities:
Attends Southport Baptist Church
Member - Pythagoras Masonic Lodge #249
Member - Brunswick County Republican Party

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 Ellen Milligan

Phone: 910-287-6304

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Ellen Milligan

Married to:  Donnie Milligan, Sr.

Children:  2

Grandchildren:  4

Great Grandchildren:  1

Education:

1972  Miller Motte Business College, Secretarial Science

1982  Southeastern Community College, Associate of Arts

1984  University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Bachelor of Arts

University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Master of Education

  - 1994 Educational Administration 

  - 1997 Curriculum and Instructional Design

Employment: 

Legal Secretary, Medical Secretary, Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, Central Office Director, Curriculum Specialist

Community:  Full Life Fellowship, School Volunteer, Brunswick County Republican Women, Waccamaw Republican Precinct