Mr. Brantley Porter has always had a deep love for the Jefferson City School System and appreciation for its commitment to excellence. Mr. Porter has served as a board member for two years. He proudly states, “For over 200 years, the Jefferson community has built our schools into a system that others strive to be like.”
Mr. Porter says that he is motivated to serve as a board member because he wants the Jefferson City School System to continue to look outside the box to gain every competitive advantage possible for our students.
During his tenure as a board member, Mr. Porter believes the biggest change has been the endless complications that have arisen as a result of COVID-19. The biggest challenge facing the future of education from a local perspective, he believes, will be managing and adapting to population growth. In this regard, Mr. Porter states, “We must find ways to use our growth to our advantage instead of letting it overwhelm us. We must not lose our quality of education moving forward.”
Mr. Porter is a 1985 graduate of Jefferson High School. He received a B.A. in Business Administration from Presbyterian College in 1990. His wife, Kelli, and their two children, Tradd and Camille, also graduated from Jefferson High School.
Mr. Porter’s hobbies and interests include hiking, skiing, visiting National Parks, and watching UGA and JHS football. A quote that he lives by comes from former Dragon Coach T. McFerrin, and it is very simple, “Never ever, ever, ever give up.”
Thank you, Mr. Porter, for your service as a board member and your commitment to ensuring the continued success of the students served in Jefferson City Schools. We appreciate the value you place on maintaining the legacy in educational excellence.