Staff

Debra Clark

Debra Clark, Assistant Director, West Central Alabama

 

Contact Information: 205-652-4357 | [email protected]

 

 

Mrs. Debra S Clark is a 1993 Undergraduate and 1994 Graduate from Livingston University (University of West Alabama) and holds degrees in Social Science and Guidance and Counseling. Mrs. Clark has worked in her community coordinating services for over 20 years.

 

Ms. Clark is the Founder of Health and Wellness Education Center, a non-profit organization in Sumter County Alabama. The organization was founded November 2001 and works to identify and eliminate barriers to health care by linking individuals to health related resources. The agency has received various awards as the Peggy Spain Bright Ideal Award from the State Department of Education, 1st place award for best program at University of Alabama Annual Rural Health Conference as well as the national President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Award. Clark is a recipient of the 2012 Oliver Robinson Foundation BLACK ACHIEVERS AWARDS. The Oliver Robinson Foundation recognizes African Americans who give unselfishly of their time and/or resources to make a difference in their communities.

April Freitag

April Freitag, Communications & Events Coordinator

 

Contact Information: [email protected]

 

April Freitag, Communications & Events Coordinator for FOCUS, is a graduate of Auburn Montgomery with a Masters of Business Administration. April has over seven years of event planning experience and received her Event Planning Certification from Auburn Montgomery. April has been working with FOCUS since 2009.

 

 

April and her husband, Chaz, currently reside in Berthoud, CO. April is the proud mother of Weston and Hunter. April enjoys reading, water and snow sports, and running with her dogs – Riley and Trigger.

Sue Jones

Sue C. Jones, Executive Director

 

Contact Information: 256-453-0655 | [email protected]

 

 

Sue C. Jones has been an advocate for youth for over thirty years. Sue holds a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of North Alabama and Masters in Education from Jacksonville State University.  An award winning educator from Jacksonville City Schools (Calhoun County), she has been selected as Jacksonville High School Teacher of the Year, Finalist for Alabama State Department of Education’s (ASDE) Teacher of the Year, Health Education Teacher of the Year by the Alabama Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (ASAHPERD), and a recipient of Alumni Awards from the University of  North Alabama and Jacksonville State University. Sue served nine years on the Jacksonville Board of Education where she served as President and Vice-President. She also served two terms as District 6 Director of the Alabama Association of School Boards.

 

 

Sue is the co-founder of FOCUS, a funded project of the Alabama Department of Public Health, and presently serves as the Executive Director. As a health education consultant, she works to promote and implement FOCUS in schools and communities throughout the State of Alabama.

 

 

Sue is married to Bill Jones, former head basketball coach at the University of North Alabama and Jacksonville State University. They reside in Hoover, AL.

Carol Sprayberry

Carol Sprayberry, Assistant Director, Northeast Alabama

 

Contact Information: 256-872-7822 | [email protected]

 

 

Mrs. Carol Sprayberry graduated from The University of Alabama in Business Education in 1974, received her Master’s degree in Business Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1986, and became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2004. She taught for 32 years as a Career Technical Education instructor in the Business Management & Administration program area at her Alma Mater, Sylacauga High School.

 

 

During her tenure at Sylacauga High School Mrs. Sprayberry taught Business Technology Applications, Law in Society, Multimedia Design, and Multimedia Publications. She was responsible for the school yearbook and school newspaper, the school website, and introduced live streaming of all school events to the school and community.  In addition to these responsibilities, she was also the lead Senior Class sponsor, co-sponsor of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and lead sponsor of The FOCUS Program.  From 2005-2014 under her leadership The FOCUS Program at Sylacauga High School was instrumental in many activities to promote education and prevention of risky behaviors in teens, i.e. annual health fair, assemblies with guest speakers, presentations to lower grades, risk behavior surveys, and participation at the Annual Rally for Awareness and Alabama Youth Council.

 

 

Mrs. Sprayberry resides in Sylacauga, AL with her husband; and as a recent retiree from education has time to spend with her seven grandchildren.