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Mrs. Knight, Secretary

By Virginia Fitzsimmons

My name is Nancy and I am the secretary at Ford Elementary. I grew up in the Ford community and graduated from Ford High School in 1959. After graduation I married George Harlan. We had 3 children, Michael, James and Brian, who also attended Ford School & then graduated from Laurens District 55. I now have 3 daughters in law, Kim, Melony & Laralynn, 5 beautiful grandchildren, Lynsey, Callie, Haymes, Trotter & Collin, and 2 step grandchildren, Savannah & Noah.

I began my career as secretary at Ford in 1971–72 working with Mr. James A. Pitts, whom I admired and respected greatly.  I learned a lot about leadership from Mr. Pitts.  Through the years I have worked with numerous principals, each one different, but we all loved the staff and children, and cared about the education of our students.

I enjoy spending my spare time with my mother, and I take every opportunity I have with my grandchildren, especially when they are all involved in activities. I also enjoy being at the beach.

Being at Ford has been quite a journey for me and the story goes on as I start my 45th year at Ford Elem.

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