Jessica Garth is looking forward to taking on a new challenge in the community.

The Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday appointed Garth, a claims specialist for the past 14 years with the Social Security Administration, to a vacant seat on the Corinth School District Board of Trustees. The appointment was made in a 4-2 vote on a motion by Alderman at Large Mike Hopkins.

Garth acknowledged it is an interesting time to join the board.

“It’s a different challenge for me, but I welcome it,” she told the Daily Corinthian. “I would like to see us keep pushing forward to get through this COVID-19 pandemic that we’re going through to keep the children as happy and healthy as possible.”

Garth is a 1998 CHS graduate and the mother of a 2017 graduate. She worked for the district for about a year in the 2000s with the AmeriCorps program and as an interventionist.

A University of North Alabama graduate who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and criminal justice, she also previously worked as a legal assistant for attorney Danny Lowrey. Garth has served as a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club of Corinth and attends Word OutReach Ministries and Christian Center in Guys, Tenn.

She will complete the term of Markenna Edgeston, who recently resigned from the board with plans to relocate. The term runs through March 1, 2022.

The terms for city school trustees are five years. The other current members are Chip Peterson, chairman; Frank Davis; Dennis Dilworth; and Rilla Jones.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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