Election Day - Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Coach Pike Hightower, Stingrays Swimming Coach
“The school systems needs Shelley O’Malley and people like her. She helps and inspires others. She is a leader who sees problems that need fixing not people that need fixing. She is a leader who will put the needs of the school system ahead of her own. Shelley O’Malley is that kind of leader. Her selfless efforts still resonate in our athletic community. She set such a high bar of service. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to get it done with Shelley!”
Bonnie Goldsmith, Lt Colonel Army Veteran, Cobb County School System Employee for 19 years
“I was so excited to hear that Shelley O’Malley was a candidate for Post 5, Cobb County Board of Education. You couldn’t have found a better person for this position. I have known Shelley and her family for many years. She is honest, intelligent, focused and conscientious. She has been active in our school system at all levels. She has fresh ideas that will challenge the norm. Shelley has established a record of working hard and achieving success. Mrs. O’Malley is a strong advocate for our children. I wholeheartedly support her. Elect her now! I trust Shelley O’Malley implicitly.

Her integrity is above reproach.”

Al Bosma, President and CEO, RTS Packaging, LLC
“I have had the privilege of knowing Shelley O’Malley for the better part of 40 years, as we were classmates in high school. Throughout that time, she has proven herself to be a hard working, well respected, high achieving leader. She is very dedicated to the various causes she pursues, whether that involves serving our country as a pilot in the US Navy, or directing the clerk of course at local swim meets for her children’s club team.

Shelley is all about taking action, with an interest in making things better. Good enough was never good enough for Shelley. She is tenacious with any endeavor, but at the same time, takes care to build a consensus for achieving the best result for the organization. In this day and age, we can certainly use a little more consensus building. The Cobb County School Board would be greatly strengthened by Shelley’s involvement and I fully support her candidacy for this role.”

Ron Tugwell, former high school teacher and coach
“I was Shelley O’Malley’s Varsity tennis coach for four years while she attended West Springfield HS in Fairfax County, Va. I can honestly say she is one of the finest student athletes we had during my thirty years of teaching, counseling and coaching.” Shelley was inducted into the West Springfield Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017. Her many attributes and “gold medal” character make her an outstanding candidate for the Cobb County School Board. Shelley is conscientious, intelligent, fair minded, prudent, and a role model. She has always demonstrated impeccable integrity. She has been an awesome teammate, and has demonstrated leadership ability in all aspects of her personal and professional career. Shelley was elected captain of her high school tennis team for her junior and senior year. She was a multi-sport athlete at the US Naval Academy and elected captain of the women’s Varsity basketball team. Shelley O’Malley will make people better for just being around her. She is a determined individual who will truly make a difference!!”