Chris Moore joined the School Board in November of 2022. He is a Panama City native and a graduate of Bay District Schools (K-12th grade). Both his son and daughter are graduates of Bay District Schools (elementary, middle and High School). His passion for service on the Board comes from witnessing and experiencing numerous school districts over thirteen duty stations (U.S. Navy Veteran, 24+ years) around the country and territory of Guam, and a desire for constant improvement in Bay District education and its impact on students, families and the community as a whole. Moore is driven to do his part in helping our system for all students, as well as the teachers and administrators that make it happen.
Following his military career in the U.S. Navy (retired Captain), he returned to Panama City ten years ago and joined the team at General Dynamics IT in 2012 as the Director of Operations/Senior Program Manager/Site Lead, responsible for all facets of the business office, including rapid prototyping, fabrication shop, financial and contract management, human resources, Quality Assurance.
Over the last ten years, he has dedicated time to give back a small part of what Bay County has given him, through volunteer work at several organizations, including:
= Citizen's Oversight Committee for Infrastructure Surtax as Vice Chairman, Apr 2019 – to Present.
= Student Advisory Council, Bay High School, President, Sep 2015 - Jan 2019
= Florida's Great Northwest Chairman, Endowment Managers, Apr 2019 -Dec 2021
= Navy League of the United States; President, Bay County Council, Feb 2016 – to Present
= Bay County Chamber of Commerce Board member, Jul 2015- to Present, Chairman of the Board (2021), Military Affairs Committee Chairman (2022)
= Bay Defense Alliance Board Member Apr 2014 – to Present
= Business Innovations Board Member, Jan 2014 - Mar 2017
= Boy Scouts of America, District Chairman, Lake Sands District, Gulf Coast Council, Jan 2013 - Dec 2015, recognized with the District Award of Merit (2016).
His formal education includes:
= Bachelor’s Degree- University of Florida (1988)
= Master’s Degree in Public Administration- Valdosta State University (1999)
= Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies- U.S. Naval War College (2009)
He is third generation career Navy from Florida and born in Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (parents stationed there with U.S. Navy) and has been a resident of Panama City, FL since 1968. He and his wife, Tammy Moore (ne’e Nelson) of Chipley, FL have been married 27 years and have two children, son Stephen, U.S. Naval Officer and daughter, Jordan, college student. In his spare time, he enjoys boating with his family and is an avid sports fan of all varieties.
District 3 includes, Bay High School, Cedar Grove Elementary School, Jinks Middle School, Lucille Moore Elementary School, Northside Elementary School, Oscar Patterson Academy, Rosenwald High School, Rutherford High School, and St. Andrew School at Oakland Terrace.
School Board District 3
Winston Chester was elected to the Board in 2020. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from the University of Florida, a Master of Education degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of West Florida, and an Educational Specialist degree in Leadership from Florida State University. He has 44 years teaching and coaching experience in Bay County, served as department chair, Teacher of the Year at Mosley High School, where he created the highly successful Outdoor Education program. He researched and authored the award winning book, Full Box! 100 Years of Fishing and Boat Building History in Bay County.
Currently, he is in his 16th year hosting Panhandle Outdoors on WPGX Fox 28, America's only daily outdoor television show. He is married to Gail Gregory Chester, and they have two children, Wendy Woodrick (Walter), and Chip Chester (Jill). Both graduated from Mosley High School and were selected to the Hall of Fame by their fellow classmates. They also have five grandchildren: Whitney, Ashley and Mason Woodrick and Maddie and Mackenzie Chester. He and his wife are active members of Lynn Haven United Methodist Church.
District 4 includes Deane Bozeman School, Deer Point Elementary School, Southport Elementary School, and Waller Elementary School.
School Board District 4