An Oglethorpe County resident since 1986, it has been my privilege to engage the community on a variety of levels including serving as a county commissioner. I am presently pursuing election to the BOE, District 4. I struggled my way through school. In the process I had a host of "ah-ha" experiences which enabled me to obtain a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Oglethorpe County provided an outstanding education to my daughters. I have been involved in education as a volunteer since 1980 with a network that extends into several of Oglethorpe County's neighbors neighbors.