Patricia Proctor retired in 2002 from Mansfield Middle School in Storrs, Connecticut, where she taught math, language arts and reading. In 2008 she retired from her part-time job at Carrollton Elementary in Carrollton, Georgia, where she taught gifted students. Now fully retired, Proctor is doing volunteer work in her church and for The City of Villa Rica where she serves on The Historic Preservation Commission as part of the nationwide Main Street, U.S.A. program. Though the efforts of the commission Villa Rica received a grant of $400,000 for green space to provide a focal point for the downtown area. The park called the Mill is the center of activities downtown. The commission has placed 45 plaques on historic homes and businesses. Three historic markers have been placed downtown. One honors the Freedom Riders who made a stop in Villa Rica at the bus station before they were viciously attached and their bus torched by the KKK just over the line in AL. Another honors the Bank of Villa Rica which was founded in 1899 (the oldest financial institution in Carroll County)and served our community until 1996 when Regions Bank bought it. Another marker honors the many textile mills of our city. Patricia has also served for 4 years on the Alumni Board of the University of West Georgia volunteering many hours for the benefit of her Alma Mater.
My hope is that through my involvement in historic preservation I will help save our local historic sites in order for our children and future generations to understand our community's rich heritage.
1966 University of West Georgia, B.A.
1969 Masters from University of West GA
1975 Ed Specialist University of West GA
1986 PhD (ABD) University of CT
1995 Fellow, CT Writing Project