Rodney Walker

Picture of Rodney Walker, School Board MemberDistrict 3
Elected 1994 - 6th Term ends 2018

120 Lowery Place
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
 

Office number: 850-833-5895
Fax number:     850-833-6384
E-mail Rodney Walker

Education:

Bachelor of Science Degree, Troy State University
Master of Arts Degree, Southeastern Louisiana College
Professional Florida Educator's Certificate

Community Involvement: 

  • Former Trustee of Okaloosa-Walton Community College; appointment by Governor Bob Graham

Goals: 

  • Active involvement in all aspects of the educational process.
  • Providing learning opportunities which meet students' lifelong learning needs and educational process.
  • Providing a caring environment that supports learning and development.
  • Dedication to the judicious stewardship of the public trust and resources, and to equal access and opportunity.
  • Valuing our employees. "I will listen to their concerns and act upon them."

Service: 

  • Since the inception of the county-wide school construction, Mr. Walker has served as the Board's representative in overseeing the design, construction, and completion of approximately $90 million in physical improvements to 36 schools.
  • Rodney L. Walker is a lifelong educator with 30 years of service to the Okaloosa County School System.
  • He began his career in the 1960's as a guidance counselor at Choctawhatchee High School and held progressively responsible positions until retiring as Director of Student Services in 1994.
  • In 1994, Mr. Walker was elected to the Okaloosa County School Board. His fellow Board Members elected him Vice-chairman in November 1995. From November 1996 to the 2001-2002 school year, Mr. Walker served an unprecedented five consecutive years as the Chairman of the School Board.
  • Mr. Walker was educated in the public schools of Florida, and earned undergraduate degrees in social studies, psychology, and counseling. He holds a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and School Administration. He is certified by the State of Florida in school supervision and as a teacher of history and social studies.

Personal: 

Mr. Walker is the father of two sons, Rodney, Jr. and Chet, who are both graduates of the Okaloosa County School system.