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Board Members

Term of office: January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2017

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Alan Levine

Ward One:  Alan Levine
Alan Levine and his family moved to Marietta in 2009 specifically because of the city’s schools when his son, Andrew, began attending the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics. Alan is a graduate of Georgia Tech. He taught math and science all over the country including International Baccalaureate chemistry at the Atlanta International School, and geometry and advanced algebra at the Native American Preparatory School near South San Ysidro, New Mexico. After graduating from Emory Law School in 2006, Alan joined the Office of the Solicitor General in Cobb County and was the DUI Court Prosecutor his final year there. In 2013, he joined his wife Dawn’s law practice where he specializes in trust and estate litigation. 
Phone: (770) 870-4994

Jason Waters

Ward Two: Jason Waters, Vice Chair
Mr. Waters, a Cobb County native, was elected to the Board in November 2013 and is serving his first term in public office. Mr. Waters is a Commercial Banker with Fidelity Bank and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ Professional. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Georgia. Mr. Waters and his wife Katie have 3 children and the oldest will attend Marietta City Schools in the Fall.
Email: jasonawaters@gmail.com
Phone: (404) 403-8787

Randy Weiner

Ward Three: Randy Weiner
Mr. Weiner is a Marietta City Schools product, attending Hickory Hills Elementary, Marietta Junior High and Marietta High School – both he and his wife Kelley are 1985 graduates. He earned his finance degree from Kennesaw State University. Mr. Weiner is owner of What A Pane! – a window-cleaning business he established in 1992 – and holds a real estate license. He is a member of Marietta First Baptist Church and served on the board for the Marietta Welcome Center and Visitors Bureau in 1997-98. He is currently in his second term of service on the Marietta Redevelopment Corporation (MRC), the redevelopment agency of the city of Marietta. The Weiner's have two children; both currently attend Marietta City Schools.
Email: whatapane@bellsouth.net
Web site: www.randyweiner.com
Phone: (770) 427-7323           



Ward Four: Vacant

Jeriene Bonner-Grimes

Ward Five: Jeriene Grimes
Ms. Bonner-Grimes was elected to the Board in November 2013 and is serving her first term in public office. She moved to Cobb County from Tacoma, Washington, and attended the Cobb County School District and Albany State University. Grimes is director of the Beulah Group and a managing partner at Allied Bonding. She also serves on various committees within the community. A parent of four children, three of which are Marietta High School (MHS) graduates, and one that currently attends MHS.
Email: jerienebgrimes@gmail.com
Phone: (678) 886-1766

Tom Cheater

Ward Six: Tom Cheater
Mr. Cheater was elected to the Board in November 2009 and is serving his first term in public office. He has resided in Cobb County for the past 13 years, becoming a Marietta City resident in 2000. A global business solutions manager for British Telecom (BT), Mr. Cheater earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed graduate financial studies at Widener University. His wife, Lisa, is a Marietta native and screenwriter. The Cheater’s have boy-girl twins; both currently attend Marietta City Schools.
Email: tom@tomcheater.com
Phone: (404) 952-3635

Irene Berens

Ward Seven: Irene Berens, Chair
Mrs. Berens joined the board in April 2001 and is now in her third full term on the board. A graduate of Georgia Tech, Mrs. Berens is a ballet teacher at the Georgia Dance Conservatory. She and her husband Bob, a Marietta High School graduate, have two children who also graduated from MHS.
Email: Rberens140@aol.com
Phone: (770) 428-2710

Board Of Education Duties

  • Enact policies that guide the operation of the system; Adopt programs of study and evaluate program effectiveness;
  • Employ staff members upon recommendation of the superintendent;
  • Approve budgets, financial reports and major expenditures;
  • Provide funds for operation;
  • Establish and maintain a system of records and accounts;
  • Plan for the expansion, improvement and financing of the capital building program;
  • Keep the public informed on school issues; and
  • Act as a tribunal at certain employee and student hearings.