Russell High Class of 1959
home of the wildcats
9/1/1941 - 4/16/2011
Barbara and her art work.
Last address: Jefferson Center, 930 North Tamiami Trail, Apt. 702, Sarasota, FL 34236
Telephone: 404-931-7529 (son David)
When it was time for college, I chose Atlanta Christian College in East Point where I had grown up and lived during my days at Russell. While I could have lived at home, I decided to live in the dorms with other students working on campus in the kitchen to pay for my education. I married while in college and dropped out after my junior year when I learned I was to have a baby. After my three children (two daughters and a son) were nearly grown, I completed my education.
When my children were 12, 11 and 6 years old, my family moved to New Zealand for three years, where I was a teacher. Later, I taught in Florida schools. Then, for a number of years, I went into a different line of work in Florida as a Private Investigator. Eventually I became the manager of a large security firm with 300 guards. I also learned to shoot very well! Yet teaching was still part of my life as I trained security officers for the state of Florida. Finally, I returned to East Point as the Principal of Pathway Christian School, which was the best move of my life. I loved being back in Atlanta and I loved the school. In time, I also received my Ph.D. from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. I am now retired from Pathway Christian School.
I enjoy painting and sell some of my artwork. I have 6 grandchildren. This summer (2009), I plan to move from Atlanta back to Florida to be close to my daughter.