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Tim Kellar
Hancock Country Chancery Clerk, Mississippi

Tim Kellar was elected to the office of Chancery Clerk and appointed to the position of County Administrator in January of 1996. For more than thirteen years his responsibilities as Hancock County Chancery Clerk have included serving as County Treasurer, County Auditor, Clerk to the County Supervisors, Clerk to Chancery Court Judges, Clerk to County Youth Court and County Land Records Clerk.

As County Administrator his duties have included overseeing Personnel, Purchasing, Insurance, Planning and Zoning, Parks and Recreation, and the Emergency Operation Center.

Kellar attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he received his degree in Resources Management.

His civic memberships over the years have included the Jaycees, the Lion’s Club, the Rotary Club, the Hancock County Historical Society, the Sons of the American Legion, the Waveland Civic Organization, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, the Bay St. Louis Masonic Lodge, the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, Hancock County Leadership, the Mississippi Association of County Administrators, and past President of the Mississippi Chancery Clerks’ Association.

Kellar was born in Hancock County, Mississippi and has lived there his entire life. He is a fifth generation Hancock County native. He and his wife Jean have two sons, Jordan and Evan.

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09/16 - Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System

How well is the state’s public school system really performing?

One national survey ranks Louisiana as 49th for academic achievement of public school students. Another national report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing? Where is there room for improvement? What will the new federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” mean for education in Louisiana? And how have the historic summer floods changed things? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.

The panelists are
• Superintendent Michael Faulk, Central Community School System
• James D. Garvey, Jr. , BESE Board President
• Scott Richard, Executive Director, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, D- Baton Rouge; House Education Committee

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professor Robert Mann host the show. The program features interviews with Louisiana Education State Superintendent John White; Debbie Meaux, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree.

“Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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