Elected 1994 - 6th Term ends 2018
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.
Bachelor of Science Degree, Troy State University
Master of Arts Degree, Southeastern Louisiana College
Professional Florida Educator's Certificate
Former Trustee of Okaloosa-Walton Community College; appointment by Governor Bob Graham
- 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."
Mr. Walker is the father of two sons, Rodney, Jr. and Chet, who are both graduates of the Okaloosa County School system.