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Dottie became the SHEEP Director in July 2021. She earned her BS in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia, and began working for SHEEP following her retirement from Knox County Schools after 31 years of teaching elementary school.  Dottie was a SHEEP teacher for eight years and the Assistant to the SHEEP Director for one year before becoming the director.

Dottie and her husband, Foster, have been married for 38 years. They have a golden retriever (their fur baby) named Guinness.  Foster and Dottie are also long-time members of SHPC.