I am honored to say that I was raised in Henry County and attended Henry County Schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. I graduated from Henry County High School in 1988 as an Honor Graduate and began college at the University of Georgia in the fall of 1988. I graduated from UGA with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a major in Business Management in 1992 and immediately began working in Atlanta for Norfolk Southern Railway. I married my high school sweetheart, Wes, in 1994 and we began our family in 1996 when our oldest daughter Mallory was born. At that time, I decided to give up my job in Atlanta to raise our family at home. Our second daughter Madison was born in 1998 and our son Chad was born in 2001. I am proud to say that all 3 of our children attended Henry County Schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Growing up on our family farm in McDonough, I learned the importance of hard work at a young age. The values and work ethic I gained as a child, as well as my strong faith, are embedded into everything I do; this includes my work on the Henry County Board of Education over the past 3 years. Education has always been important to me and something I've been involved in for many years. I helped start Bethany Baptist Preschool in 1999 and was involved for many years either on the board or as a volunteer. Once my children began elementary school at East Lake, I immediately became involved in the PTO there, volunteering in many ways, including Hospitality and as a room mom. When my children were rezoned to Timber Ridge Elementary several years later, I became even more heavily involved and even became PTO President, serving in that role for 4 years. Once our girls started high school at Union Grove, I began volunteering there with Hospitality and have now been the Hospitality Coordinator for 5 years, hosting luncheons and other special days for the staff and students there. Giving back to the community through the schools has always been very important to me, and I'm honored to serve our schools now as Vice Chair of the Board of Education. With your support, I would be honored to continue to serve in this role. The future of Henry County Schools is bright!