Schools in District 1: Dalraida Elementary, Garrett Elementary, Highland Avenue Elementary, Highland Gardens Elementary, Morningview Elementary, Wares Ferry Road Elementary
"Use your time wisely and never give up." Lessons learned from teachers in her past continue to influence MPS District 1 Representative Heather Sellers. "There were a number of teachers who influenced me over the years. Many were willing to stay after school and help me when I struggled. It means so much to know that teachers care about the whole child and see teaching as more than just a job."
Mrs. Sellers and her husband Rick are devoted to the education of their two children who attend Montgomery Public Schools. "My children are the reason I ran for the board. I have been very involved in their education, but there were things that were beyond my reach. I want to make sure they and every student in our system receive an exceptional education. As a board member I can work with the rest of the board to help make that happen."
A native of Lexington, Miss., Mrs. Sellers earned a degree from the University of Mississippi with a double major in journalism and history, and works as a marketing and advertising executive.
She is very active in the community and serves as a member of the Junior League of Montgomery and as a member of the PTA at her children's school for several years.
In addition, she is active in state and local political causes. She was appointed by Governor Bob Riley to serve on the state's Textbook Committee, and she and her husband have both served as elected members of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee.
Mrs. Sellers sees addressing the district's dropout rate and truancy as keys to improving schools. "As board members we need to stay focused on children and what is best for them. It has to be the heart of every decision," she said. "I want to see Montgomery Public Schools grow into the best school system in the state. It's a big goal, but one we should aim for and expect to reach."