Board of Education
The Dalton Board of Education members are Dr. Richard Fromm, Dr. Pablo Perez, Tulley Johnson, Matt Evans and Palmer Griffin.
The board meets in regular session monthly, usually the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are held in the Council Chambers of Dalton City Hall, 300 West Waugh Street. The public is welcome to attend these meetings. Agendas are available on the BOE site.
Board of Education 2019 Regular Meeting Schedule
City Hall Council Chambers, 300 W. Waugh Street
- Monday, January 14
- *Friday, February 8 (Board Retreat) – Annex Professional Learning Lab
- Monday, February 11
- Monday, March 11
- *Monday, April 15 – Blue Ridge Elementary School
- Monday, May 13
- Monday, June 10
- Monday, July 22
- Monday, August 12
- Monday, September 9
- *Monday, October 7 - Dalton High School
- Monday, November 11 (Veterans Day)
- Monday, December 9
Any changes to meeting dates shall be published as provided in Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated*
Dalton Board of Education Meetings are open to the public.
Standard Meetings - Second Monday of Each Month *
Exceptions for 2019 – February Retreat, April, July and October Meetings
Matt Evans, Chair
Matt Evans is the founding and lead pastor of Rock Bridge Community Church, a multi-site church with locations in five communities. He earned a Bachelor Science Degree from the United States Naval Academy and also completed Navy Nuclear Power School training. While on active duty, he served as a surface warfare officer on two different warships. He also holds a Master’s Degree in global leadership. Mr. Evans and his wife Beth both graduated from Dalton High School in 1993. Their two boys, Eyasu and Abreham, are students in Dalton Public Schools. He began his first term on the Dalton Board of Education in January 2018.
RICK FROMM, M.D., VICE CHAIR
Dr. Rick Fromm is a surgeon with a Dalton medical practice. He is a graduate of Dalton High School and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Georgia. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, and completed his surgical training at ETSU James H. Quillen College of Medicine. Dr. Fromm is married and has three children who have graduated from Dalton High School. Dr. Fromm began his fourth term in office in January 2016.
Tulley Johnson, Treasurer
Tulley Johnson recently retired from the United States Postal Service and is an active member of the Dalton community. He has served in leadership positions in a variety of community organizations including the Dalton Recreation Commission, the Family Crisis Center, Boy Scouts, Dalton Education Foundation, and many others. Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Dalton High School and Georgia State University. He is married and his children are graduates of Dalton High School. Mr. Johnson began his fifth term in office in January 2016.
Palmer Griffin served as a classroom teacher, coach, athletic trainer, assistant principal, principal, director and assistant superintendent of operations during his 35-year career in education. He taught and was a building level administrator in Homewood City and Albertville City Districts in Alabama, and then served 24 years in Dalton Public Schools before retiring in 2012. Mr. Griffin earned his Bachelor of Science in education at Samford University and Master of Education and Education Specialist Degrees at the University of Montevallo.
Mr. Griffin is married, and his wife, Laura, is also a retired teacher from Dalton Public Schools. Their son Rob and his wife Mary Courtney live in Hall County, Georgia. Rob is a 2007 Dual Seal Graduate of Dalton High School and a graduate of Georgia Tech. Mr. Griffin is an Eagle Scout, an elder at ChristChurch Presbyterian, and past-president of the Dalton Whitfield Murray Retired Educator Association. He began his first term on the Dalton Board of Education in January 2018.
Pablo Perez, M.D.
Dr. Pablo Perez is an internist with a Dalton medical practice. He graduated with honors at Autonomous University, Mexico in 1992 and earned second place at National Medical Residency, Mexico in 1993. Dr. Perez did his postgraduate work at Interfaith Medical Center, State University of New York, in Brooklyn New York and was Intern of the Month in 1997. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1999 and completed his Board recertification in 2009. Dr. Perez is licensed to practice in Georgia and Tennessee, is an active Medical Attending at Hamilton Medical Center, is Founder and Director of St. Joseph’s Clinic in Dalton and Chattanooga, is the Oversight Supervising Physician for Nurse Practitioners at Quad Medical Center in Dalton, is an active participant in the Northwest Georgia HealthCare Partnership since 2003 and was a board member of the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce from 2005 – 2011. Dr. Perez has also done medical missions to Haiti, Guatemala and founded Santiago de Chuco Medical Mission under P.A.M.S. Since beginning Santiago de Chuco Medical Mission, he has conducted seven medical missions to Peru, benefiting an average of 1800 patients. He was Chairman of PAMS Medical Missions 2013 and 2014; PAMSEF Secretary August 2014 to present; and President-Elect PAMSEF 2016 to 2017. Dr. Perez is married and has two children. Dr. Perez began his first term in office in January 2016.
Dr. Tim Scott, Superintendent
Dr. Tim Scott began his first term as Superintendent for Dalton Public Schools on Monday, March 19, 2018. Dr. Scott has 19 years in administration in both traditional high schools, non-traditional high schools and central office. He worked his way up through the ranks from varsity football assistant to his current position. Dr. Scott has been a teacher, an assistant principal, a principal and an assistant superintendent before coming to Dalton. Dr. Scott has been involved in GAEL, GSSA, GASSP, NASSP, as well as his local Chamber Board throughout his career.
The schools Dr. Scott served as principal received the following honors: Title 1 Distinguished School in 2005; America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2014 by the Washington Post at Douglas County High, Best High School 2015 by U.S. News Report at Douglas County High and AP School by the College Board at Douglas County High in 2014. Dr. Scott graduated from Georgia College and State University with his Bachelor’s in Health and Physical Education and Master’s in Educational Leadership. He also received a specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Troy State University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Argosy University.
Dr. Scott is married and his wife Robyn is principal of Pleasant Grove Elementary School in Whitfield County. They have four children – Jasmine, Joseph, Kendall and Gabe.
WHEREAS, the Governance Team of Dalton Public Schools is committed to ensuring that all students experience rich learning and develop critical thinking skills in a safe environment with quality teachers who have high expectations and provide meaningful, engaging work coupled with rigorous instruction. To fulfill this commitment, we, the Dalton Board of Education, recognize the importance of using data to inform educational decisions, evaluate programs and practices, serve our students by identifying their specific needs, and ensure academic alignment within our district.
WHEREAS, Dalton Public Schools will:
WHEREAS, the Board affirms this direction of Dalton Public Schools and supports this work by the superintendent and his staff and the administration of all nine schools and learning environments and their staffs to improve the academic achievement of all students.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, this commitment is made by the members of the Dalton Board of Education in support of Dalton Public Schools on this 1111, day of June, 2018.