Meet Rod Herring

Teacher. Veteran. Leader.

24 years in Education

28 years Military Service 

Devoted Husband and Father

Thank You For Visiting My Campaign Website!

I am excited to take this opportunity to introduce myself. By now you probably already know that I am running for a seat on the Clay County School Board, District 4. I do not take this lightly because the decisions made by our School Board come with a great responsibility to our children and the entire community.

Those who know me know that I have dedicated my life to public service and protecting our community. For those who don’t know me, I would like to share a little of my background so we can start building a foundation of trust and support. My name is Rod Herring. I am a career educator, a 28-year veteran of the United States Air Force, and a servant leader who is actively involved in our community. For 24 years I have taught or worked with every grade level from Pre-Kindergarten-3 through twelfth grade. I have taught students with learning disabilities and those who have taken honors and advanced placement courses. I am a devoted husband and proud father of two bright young ladies who are both graduates of the Clay County School District.

It was a humbling experience to be approached by a group of local teachers encouraging me to run for the School Board. As a former Ridgeview High School teacher, I understand, on a personal level, the challenges facing Clay County’s teachers and support employees. In my current role as a school administrator, I have gained a unique understanding of the issues facing public education, from the political fight over decreased funding to the many challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Quite frankly, the children of Clay County deserve the best representation they can receive from District 4: a School Board Member who will always do what is right for our schools.

For my campaign to be successful, I need your support. I ask that you join me as we work to transform our schools to meet the challenges of today’s world. I am a fiscal conservative who believes in accountability and will work to keep our students and staff safe. Thank you for your consideration. I want to be Your Education Wingman and hope I can count on your support.


Rod Herring

P.S. This website is filled with lots of information about my background and qualifications as well as the issues I believe are important to our community. If you ever have any questions please do not hesitate to call or text me directly at (904) 385-0049.

Rod Herring For Clay County School Board, District 4.