Office of Communications


Beth Day
Vice President, Communications

Beth Day joined the Southern Region Education Board in 2012. Prior to joining SREB, Beth served as vice president of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education. For more than a decade, she consulted on strategic communications issues with nonprofit, higher education, government agency and financial services organizations, including the Georgia Council for Economic Education, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ING Group.


Jahana Martin
Communications Manager

Jahana Martin joined SREB as an editor in 2018 and later served as a Communications Specialist for the Office of School Improvement. In her role as Communications Manager, she manages, and helps develop, implement and manage external communications. Jahana has over 15 years of experience in communications. She earned a bachelor’s degree in media and a master’s in accounting and finance, and is an alumna of Hampton University.


Janita Poe
News Manager

Janita Poe joined the Southern Region Education Board in 2023 as news manager. A veteran journalist who was raised in Atlanta, Janita has worked as a staff reporter and bureau chief for six news organizations, including the Chicago Tribune, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and in Montgomery, Alabama. Janita earned a bachelor’s in mass communication from Florida State University, a master’s in journalism from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D.