Board Member Spotlight

Friday, August 25, 2017
Kristen Gold and her husband, Will, are pictured with their children Katy, Madalyn and Andrew.

The Marshall County Board of Education’s veteran member, Kristen Gold, was appointed to the board in February of 2004 to fill the unexpired term of Ray Stocstill. She has won her re-election bids ever since. Her current term expires in 2018.

Gold has found that the most surprising thing she has learned since being on the Board of Education is “how complicated it can be to provide for the needs of all of our students with the available funding. Funding comes from several sources – state and federal government, as well as local county funding. Meeting the requirements placed on the system by the state and federal departments of education, along with providing opportunities the local school board and administration believe are important for our students, is difficult.”

Her goal as a board member is to produce productive citizens who graduate high school prepared to be successful in college, tech school or the workforce – whichever path they choose. “I believe this includes academic preparedness as well as social skills.”

Gold has a bachelor degree in accounting from MTSU. She is a certified public accountant with an active license, a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the AICPA, and is the treasurer for the Marshall Education Foundation. She is Senior Vice President overseeing the Loan Operations Department at First Commerce Bank, where she has been employed since June of 2011.

When she’s not at work or dealing with Board of Education obligations, Gold enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as traveling. A lifelong MCHS Tiger fan, Gold enjoys watching her son Andrew play basketball and football for MCHS.

Kristen and her husband, Will, have been married for 27 years and have been blessed with three children: 25-year-old Kathryn (Katy), 21-year-old Madalyn and 16-year-old Andrew.