Meet the Board
Dr. Jimmy Pope was elected to serve a ninth consecutive term in 2015. He is a retired surgeon, Carrollton High School alumnus and the father of two children who also are graduates of CHS.
From 2001-2007, Dr. Pope served as the Sixth District director for the Georgia School Boards Association and served as vice president of that organization in 2007 and was elected president in 2009. He also served as chairman of the Carrollton Board of Education from 1995-2008 and from 2010-2014. He was once again chairman from 2016-2017. His wife Carmen is a retired registered nurse at Tanner Medical Center.
Vice Chair/Ward Two
Katie Doyle Williams, the newest member of the board, is serving her second consecutive term in office that began in January 2018. A lifelong resident of Carrollton, Williams is an administrative assistant with a local law firm. She and her husband Brandon have a son and daughter, Reece and Mallory, who are students in the Carrollton City Schools System.
Greg Dothard is serving his third consecutive term on the board, first appointed in December 2008 to fill the Ward One post vacated by the death of long-time board member Joshua Mabry and then elected in 2009 to complete the remainder of the unexpired term. He ran unopposed in 2011 and 2015.
Dothard is a 1993 graduate of Carrollton High School where he was a star athlete. He continued his education at Northwestern Oklahoma A&M College and Georgia Military College on football scholarships. In 1999, he was inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame. Dothard is employed by the Georgia Power Company and is involved in church and community activities. He and his wife, Mary, have three children: sons Deion and Desmond; and daughter Daija; all graduates of Carrollton High School. He served as board vice chair from 2010-2014 and elected treasurer 2016-2017.
David Godwin began his third term in January 2018 as an at-large, or citywide, representative and has served on the board for the past eight years. A successful loan officer, he has been with BankSouth Mortgage for five years. He and his wife, Andrea, have four children: Hali, Emily, Josie, and Jack, all either graduates or current students of the school system. Mr. Godwin is active in Carrollton First United Methodist Church and has been involved in many youth organizations and activities.
Dr. Jason Mount began his third consecutive term in January 2018 as the Ward Three representative on the school board. An emergency room physician at Tanner Medical Center, Dr. Mount and his wife, Heidi, have five children, all graduates or current students of Carrollton City Schools. He and his family moved to Carrollton in 2005 and since have been joined by his parents, his wife's parents and three of his siblings and their families. Dr. Mount also works throughout our region with Eagle Scouts and is working with youth at his church. He was elected chairman of the board in 2018.
Carrollton optometrist Michael Rothschild is serving his fourth term on the board as an at-large, or citywide, representative. Active in community affairs, he is former chair of the Carrollton City Schools Education Foundation and regularly speaks to groups about vision and eye health. Dr. Rothschild served as chair of the board in 2009 and was re-elected in 2015. He was elected treasurer in 2018. He is married to the former Christy Haney, Carrollton native and CHS graduate. They have two children, Caroline and Samuel, who both attended Carrollton City Schools.