Frank King has devoted his entire professional career to public education and assisting public school districts. He has 35 years of experience in Georgia as a teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent. His 21 years as an appointed superintendent ranks among one of the longest tenures of appointed superintendents. He served as superintendent of Fitzgerald City Schools from 1978-1988, Tift County Schools from 1988-1994, and Thomaston-Upson County Schools from 1995-2000. He also served on the Boards of the Georgia School Superintendents Association, Georgia Association of Educational Leaders, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Georgia High School Association Executive Committee.
Frank joined Morgan Keegan and Company as an educational specialist in 2000. In 2013, when Morgan Keegan merged with Raymond James Financial, Frank moved to Raymond James and presently serves as Executive VP for Raymond-James. In his work with Morgan Keegan and Raymond James, he has helped plan over 250 successful ESPLOST referendums and school bond issues.
Frank received a B.A. from Presbyterian College, an M.A. from Vanderbilt/Peabody University, and an Ed. S. from the University of Georgia.
Henry L. Cooper
King-Cooper is saddened by the loss of Henry Cooper on February 17, 2021.
Dr. Sandy Addis
Sandy Addis has 42 years of experience in public education in Georgia and South Carolina as a teacher, counselor, principal, and central office administrator and currently serves as a local school board member. He has led successful superintendent searches for 15 Georgia school boards. He has delivered over 50 training sessions to Georgia school boards on topics including leadership succession, accountability, planning, and program evaluation. He has conducted central office organizational studies and has trained teachers and administrators in data utilization, counseling, leadership, strategic planning, and dropout prevention. Sandy served as Director of Pioneer Regional Educational Service Agency from 2004 to 2013.
Sandy has led teams of educators in development of data systems, school improvement tools, and web-based systems for delivery of teacher and administrator training. He has developed and led implementation of numerous summer and after-school programs and has managed and evaluated federal and state grant projects. In 2012-13, Sandy chaired the Educator Ethics Task Force for the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and helped to develop ethics training resources that are used across Georgia.
In addition to his work with King-Cooper, Sandy serves as Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center where he consults with school districts, state departments, and federal agencies on improvement of high school graduation rates.
Sandy earned his B.A. from Furman University, his M.Ed. from Clemson University, and his Ed.D. from South Carolina State University. He has taught graduate courses for Piedmont College, Clemson University, South Carolina State University, and the University of South Carolina Upstate.
Dr. Bill Truby
Dr. William F. Truby served as superintendent of Lamar County School System in Barnesville, Georgia from 2006 - 2014. Prior to serving as superintendent, he served as Principal & Associate Principal at Lee County High School in Leesburg, Georgia. During this time he was recognized as “Principal of the Year” and Lee County High School was recognized as a National School of Excellence. In addition to his administrative positions, Truby has taught a number of education classes at Georgia colleges and universities. He is currently employed as a Professor at Valdosta State University. He has also been an adjunct instructor at Piedmont College, Mercer University (approved to teach Law, Finance and Issues in Education at the Masters level and up), and Troy University. Truby earned his Ph.D, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees from Kent State University.
Allen McCannon is a 1987 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Georgia. In his educational career in public education, he has worked at every level (elementary, middle school, high school, and central office). Dr. McCannon has been a teacher, coach, club sponsor, and principal at every level. In addition to his experience as a superintendent, he has served as Assistant Superintendent for Business Operations including finance and personnel and the Associate Superintendent where he was the chief academic officer for all instruction and curriculum. His experience gives him credibility with board members, administrators, and teachers.
Dr. McCannon has twice been named as a finalist for Superintendent of the Year. He has received the President’s Award from the Georgia School Superintendent’s Association and has been named Citizen of the Year twice for Madison County. He served as the chair for the Charter System Foundation, Foothills Education Charter High School, and the Madison County Board of Health
Dr. Jack Parish has over 37 years of experience in K-12 and higher education. Dr. Parish has served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, human resources director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. During his eight years in higher education, Dr. Parish served as a faculty member in the Educational Leadership Department and as Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement in the University of Georgia’s College of Education.
Dr. Parish has been involved in state educational organizations for many years. He is a past-president of the Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA), and he has worked as the Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL). He has also served as a member of the GAEL Board of Directors, the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) Superintendents’ Advisory Board, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education Board of Directors, and on the steering committee of the Georgia Educational Leadership Faculty Association.