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Janice Kerekes

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Mary Bolla

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District 2

Mary Bolla is serving her second term on the Clay County School Board. She is currently the board chair and has served as chair and vice chair for the past two years. Mary came to the board from the classroom. She was an elementary teacher in Clay County for 17 years, and was honored as Teacher of the Year at two of the elementary schools where she worked. Prior to her teaching experience, she was the director of admissions at the University of North Florida. Her husband of 37 years, Wayne Bolla, is a Clay County commissioner. Their children are products of the Clay County school system. 

As a board member, Mary has been involved with the Clay Education Foundation and was presented the Star School Board Member Award from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations in 2020. She volunteers at many of the schools throughout the county and enjoys attending the various activities that showcase our excellent education opportunities. 

Mary believes in continuing education, and has been a certified board member with the Florida School Boards Association since 2018. She is also a member of various organizations in the county. Feel welcome to contact Mary at any time!

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Beth Clark

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District 3

Beth Clark began her service on the Clay County School Board in November 2020.  A native of northeast Florida military family, Beth attended Duval and St. Johns county school systems before her graduation from Robert E. Lee High School. She obtained a degree in business from Jacksonville University and moved to Clay County based on the high-quality education. Upon retirement, her husband also served Clay County for several years as a school bus driver.

Beth served on the SAC at Orange Park Elementary and Lakeside Junior High School. She is also a member of several local organizations. With a long background in business, she brings those skills to the board and its processes. 


Beth is proud to serve as a board member and act as an advocate for Clay County’s children. 

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Tina Bullock

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District 4

Tina Bullock is a native Floridian and has lived in Clay County since 1971. She began her teaching career at Orange Park Elementary School where she fell in love with Clay County Schools. Tina has a degree in Elementary Education from Jacksonville University and a Masters in Administration/Supervision from the University of North Florida. After receiving her Administration Degree, she served as an Assistant Principal at JL Wilkinson Jr. High and as an Assistant Principal at Keystone Heights Elementary School where she also taught for many years.

Tina finished her career as a Principal at Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High School where she retired. During her tenure as an administrator, she was honored to be elected as President of the Clay County Administrators Association and the Principal's Association of Clay County. Tina has always been involved in community activities. She is a Past Distinguished President and Lt. Governor of The Lake Region Kiwanis Club and the current President. She is the current Treasurer of the Woman's Club of Keystone Heights and a Past President. She is a charter member and Past President of the Clay County Gator Club and a Region 5 VP Recipient of a Clubbie Award. She has served on the Scholarship Committee, which annually awards scholarships to Clay County students planning on attending the University of Florida. She currently serves as a board member on the Clay County Council of the Aging and in 2018, she was the CCSO NET Chair for Zone 6. Tina is a member of the Keystone Business Association and she serves as the “voice” of the Keystone Christmas Parade and the 4th of July Parade. She believes all these organizations have one thing in common, which is to serve the children and community.

Tina has written and received multiple grants for various community organizations for their worthwhile projects. She has received the key to the City of Keystone Heights twice, and had a Proclamation naming May 30, 1997 "Tina Bullock Day.” Tina was honored and named Teacher of the Year while at Keystone Heights Elementary School. She is proud to serve as a School Board Member for District 4.

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Ashley Gilhousen

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District 5

Ashley Hutchings Gilhousen resides in Green Cove Springs with her husband, Adam, and their three sons Aiden, 12, Brantley, 9, and Caleb, 8, who attend Clay County schools. Adam currently serves in the Florida Air National Guard. They are active members of Hibernia Baptist Church, and Ashley is a founding board member for the Clay County chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has served as a mentor at Bannerman Learning Center. 

Ashley was born and raised in Green Cove Springs where she attended Charles E. Bennett Elementary School, Green Cove Springs Junior High School, and was the third generation of her family to graduate from Clay High School in 2003. She attended the University of Florida following graduation where she obtained her A.S. degree and completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at the University of North Florida. 

Ashley has served two terms on the Clay County School Board and is personally vested in the future of our district’s performance. Her heart for service and love for her community as well as her educational and professional background in science and nursing have been instrumental in her decision making and problem-solving during her tenure on the board, especially through the recent challenges of 2020-2021. 

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