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Jessie Goree

Board of Education

Jessie Goree- Chair of the Board 

District Three
Four Year Term: January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2020

Jessie Goree was elected to Clayton County Board of Education in August 2008 to represent District 3. She was sworn in on September 22, 2008 to complete an unexpired term for the seat representing District 3. She served as Board Vice Chair from September 22 through December 2008.

Jessie Goree is a retired educator with thirty-one plus years of experience in the Atlanta Public Schools and Clayton County Public Schools. Her teaching experience includes all subjects in elementary and middle schools with expertise in mathematics.  In addition to her administrative experience at the elementary and middle school levels in curriculum instruction, Ms. Goree was most recently the Director of the Even Start Family Literacy program in Clayton County Public Schools.

As a retired educator, Ms. Goree continues her service as a member of various community organizations including, the North Clayton High School PTSA, the North Clayton High School Band Boosters, New Macedonia Baptist Church, the City of Riverdale Appeals Board, the Clayton County NAACP, East Point/College Park Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., the Krystal Williams Foundation, and the Atlanta Chapter of the National Action Network.

She received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at the University of Louisville and a master’s degree from The Ohio State University in Educational Administration. Ms. Goree also received an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration at Troy State University.

Ms. Goree’s philosophy of education is embodied in the quote, “Education is the passport to your future.”  To her, education is the foundation for all life choices providing children with the foundation and opportunities to reach their fullest potential.

She is a resident of Riverdale, proud mother of two children, and two very special grandchildren.