Although all of us are saddened by the sudden loss of school board member, community leader and retired educator Joe Scott, I am reassured that his legacy of caring for the well-being of the students, parents and teachers in the Richmond County school system will carry on in the person of Patsy Scott, his wife of 44 years.
During her time in Augusta, she has made it an important part of her life to become involved in the lives of students in the Augusta area. Aside from her professional obligations as a nurse for 33 years at the VA, she has served as a mentor for more than 20 years at T.W. Josey and Lucy Craft Laney Comprehensive high schools, in addition to playing an integral role in the Youth Mentoring Ministry at Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Organized, hard-working, congenial and firmly grounded in her community, Patsy Scott possesses the integrity and mental fortitude not only to maintain her husband's legacy, but to usher in a new era of fiscal responsibility and educational opportunity for the students, educators and parents she will serve in District 5.