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Velvet Edwards Poole

2016-2017 Board Chair
(District 3)
1404 Cromartie Beach Dr.
Albany, GA 31705
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Velvet Edwards Poole is a native Albanian, a graduate of Dougherty High School, and the mother of three children. Ms. Riggins is a graduate of Claflin College, Orangeburg, South Carolina, where she attended on a four-year basketball scholarship and is a member of the 2014 Claflin University Athletic Hall of Fame.  She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Albany High School basketball and football booster, and a mentor with several organizations. Ms. Riggins attends Church of Christ US 19 South. Her favorite quote is, "You miss 100% of the shots you never take" and favorite passage is Romans: 12.

BOE Committees:
Instructional Services/Accountability (Chair)
Buildings and Grounds/Athletics

Current term expires: December 31, 2020