Stephen L. Pruitt

Stephen Pruitt took office as the sixth president of the Southern Regional Education Board in July 2018.

He started his education career as a high school chemistry teacher in Fayette County, Georgia. During his career, Pruitt has amassed education policy, assessment and instructional background at the local, state and national levels.


Beth Day
Vice President, Communications

Beth Day joined the Southern Region Education Board in 2012. Prior to SREB, she served as vice president of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education, consulted on strategic communications issues with nonprofit, higher education, government agency and financial services organizations, and worked as director of public affairs for Georgia State University’s college of business. Beth holds a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s from Georgia State University. 


Lee Posey
Vice President, State Strategy and Policy

Lee Posey is vice president for state strategy and policy. She joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2017 as director of legislative services. Prior to joining SREB, she worked for the National Conference of State Legislatures for 17 years. Her experience at NCSL included serving as federal affairs counsel with the NCSL standing committee on education. In that role, Lee represented state legislatures before the U.S. Congress and the president’s administration and conducted NCSL lobbying on federal education legislation. At NCSL, she also assisted with information requests on all aspects of education, from preschool to higher education, and staffed NCSL’s Study Group on International Comparisons in Education.

Before her time at NCSL, Lee worked for the Georgia Senate Research Office, staffing the Senate education and higher education committees and interim study committees on education issues, and for the Georgia Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget in the Educational Development Division. 

Lee holds a master’s degree in political science from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Davidson College.


Dale Winkler
Senior Vice President, School Improvement

Dale Winkler was named vice president of school improvement in April 2018. He joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2015 as special assistant to the senior vice president of the organization’s school improvement team, where he brings more than 19 years of experience working on issues related to leadership and policy in the area of college and career readiness. 

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