Board of Directors
Andrea Conarro, Chair
Andrea Conarro is herself a graduate of Lumpkin County High School. She is an attorney with a private practice in Dahlonega, focused primarily on family law. She has four children, with three in Lumpkin County Schools, and one not yet school-aged. She is a big believer in public education, and in imagination leading to great, world-changing ideas. She is grateful to serve on the Board of LCEF, raising funds both to build an endowment for our community schools AND to inspire our educators to dream and do for our kids. JOIN US!
Jack Rogers, Secretary
Jack Rogers is a retired US Air Force officer and former public school educator. He served for 26 years as an F-16 and A-10 pilot, retiring in the grade of Colonel. After retirement, he began a second career as a public school teacher. He taught science in Lumpkin County for four years, and then initiated the Aerospace and Flight Operations pathway at Forsyth County School's Alliance Academy for Innovation. Now enjoying his retirement, he believes that a strong public education system benefits everyone in the community, and hopes the foundation's efforts will enable our dedicated teachers to reach higher levels of success with their students.
Alice Sampson, Vice Chair
Alice Sampson is a former faculty member at the University of North Georgia, where she served 15 years as professor, director, and interim associate dean in the College of Education. For ten of her 15 years, she was the founding director of the Georgia Appalachian Studies Center, a community engagement center. Prior to teaching college, Alice was a middle grades science teacher in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, where she was selected as the county Teacher of the Year for two consecutive years and was selected as a semifinalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year. Alice has lived in Lumpkin County for over 20 years and considers it home. As a lifelong educator, she believes that love of learning is key to creating a livable and healthy community.
David Rambin, Treasurer
David Rambin graduated from the Terry College of Business at UGA in 2006 with a Business Management major. He has been a small business owner for sixteen years and a licensed Realtor for four years working in residential and commercial. He has one son that is not-yet school aged. David is proud to serve on the board of the Lumpkin County Education Foundation. He is helping the foundation grow its endowment and is excited to see teachers creating innovative experiences for their students with the grants from LCEF.
Davis Palmour, Community Liaison