District 5

Mrs. Abigail Coggin

Board Chair, Mrs. Abigail Coggin,
District 5

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Abigail Coggin was elected in November of 2010 to serve as the District 5 representative on the Newton County School Board. She is a lifelong resident of Newton County and graduated from Newton County High School in 1992. She continued her education by graduating from Oxford College and Emory University with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science.

Throughout her college career, Abigail was employed as a staffer on many successful state-wide political campaigns and also served in the Georgia State Senate's Public Information Office. After graduation, she continued her career in government working in the Lieutenant Governor's Office and the Department of Corrections.

After marrying Newton County native Derek Coggin (physical education coach and teacher), they moved back home to Covington to begin a family. Abigail began working with the Arts Association in Newton County soon after her first child was born. She currently serves as Operations Director for the Arts Association. In 2020, Abigail was appointed by Governor Brian Kemp to serve on the Professional Standards Commission. She was reappointed to the position in 2023.

Abigail and Derek are the proud parents of two children. Shaw is a graduate of Eastside and attends Georgia College and State University. Kathleen is a senior at Eastside and plans to attend Georgia Southern University in the fall.