Jason D. Lemley is a product of Dahlonega, Georgia and the Lumpkin County School System. Having attended the school system in which he works from kindergarten through high school graduation, Mr. Lemley went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in English Education from the University of Georgia. Throughout his professional career as an educator, Lemley attended the University of North Georgia (formerly North Georgia College & State University) receiving both his Master’s Degree in English and an Educational Specialist degree in School Leadership. Today, Mr. Lemley is in his second year as a doctoral student at the University of Alabama studying Educational Administration and Policy with an expected graduation date in 2024. Mr. Lemley serves as the Director of Community Engagement for Lumpkin County Schools and as the CEO of the LC College and Career Academy.
Kerri Whitmire grew up in Dawson County and began her teaching career there. She wanted to give back to the community that helped shape her into the person she became. Mrs. Whitmire earned her teaching degree in Early Childhood Education from North Georgia College. Throughout her teaching career, she attended Piedmont College and North Georgia College and State University receiving both her Master's Degree in Early Education and an Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction and Leadership. Mrs. Whitmire joined the Lumpkin County Tribe in 2017. She loves that she gets to work and live in such a wonderful community.