Ruth D. Herndon, a third-generation educator and native of Durham, NC is a specialist in education and has over 25 years of experience teaching both children and adults. She considers herself fortunate to have lived in places such as Okinawa, Japan and Germany.
Ruth was the founder of a free after-school program that provided childcare, homework assistance, snacks and support to children in Snellville, GA. She and two generations of her family were also featured in “Essence” magazine focusing on young entrepreneurs and the role that family support provides.
One of Ruth’s proudest teaching moments occurred when she became reacquainted with a former student she taught in kindergarten and who is now a local high school principal. Her former student revealed that Ruth was the inspiration for her decision to be an educator and leader.
Ruth has a Bachelor’s degree in Political science and Education from North Carolina A& T University, a Master’s in Public Administration from Golden Gate University and currently working towards a PhD in Educational Leadership at Capella University. Ruth also is a graduate of the Leadership North Fulton 2001 class. Ruth is a proud mother of two adult children, Adrian and Ashley and loves playing golf, traveling, the arts (theatre and music), shopping and laughing.