As the most experienced educator in this race, I believe I will be an asset to our School Board. Having served as both a teacher and administrator, I have a personal understanding of the challenges facing our students today.




Devoted Husband

Of all my accomplishments and titles, I am most proud to be a Husband, Father, and Grandfather. I have been married to Adele Herring for almost 17 years. We have two daughters who both attended elementary through high school in Clay County schools. We have a grandson, Jason, who we endearingly refer to as Pumpee because of his open heart surgery at only seven days old. Finally, we have three dogs: Pickles, Kisses and Luna.

Rod Herring with his family.

Proud of Our Two Daughters

Adele and I are so proud of our two daughters, Lex and Monique. They are both graduates of the Clay County School District.

Rod Herring with his wife Adele and grandson Jason.

Faith and Family

Rod and Adele are active members of The Church At Argyle. In addition to his other volunteer service with Ronald McDonald House and the Children's Miracle Network, Rod serves in the choir ministry at church. If you have ever visited the Singing Christmas Tree on Argyle Forest Boulevard during the holiday season you may have heard Rod sing!

Military Service

U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Rod Herring.

Master Sergeant Herring

For 28 years I have served our nation proudly, both at home and overseas. The first three years of my military service was as a Navy Seabee for Naval Mobility Construction Battalion 14 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Now, for the past 25 years, I have served in the Air Force Reserves where I handle Combat Communications and Air Transportation Logistics.


Service To Our Country

As an Airman I have served in multiple exercises and deployments to include the Iraq war and the War in Afghanistan along with several humanitarian efforts around the state of Florida. I have earned multiple awards and decorations and believe my leadership skills make me uniquely qualified to serve on our School Board.

Career Educator

Rod Herring is a career educator.

A Higher Calling

I have more than 24 years of education experience and have taught from elementary to high school, honors to special needs. For more than a decade I taught at Ridgeview High School. Now, for the past four years, I have served as a school administrator of a public school that exclusively caters to students with Autism or other related disabilities.

Rod Herring is simply known as Coach to many of his students.

Coach Rod

In addition to teaching, I have coached and mentored thousands of students and student’s athletes throughout my more than two decades in education. I have a Master's Degree in Education and earned my Bachelor's Degree from Savannah State University.