PAGE Online Business Meeting

We encourage all PAGE members to participate in the annual PAGE online business meeting when we will elect 2023-2024 officers and district directors. This year’s election is open until May 31, 2023. The final results will be reported in aggregate to the board of directors and announced to PAGE members online.

Your participation in this election is voluntary, and you can withdraw from the process at any point. We hope you will complete the ballot because it is important for us to receive your vote. Your responses are confidential, and data from this election will be reported only in the aggregate. If you have questions about the process or the procedures, you may contact Executive Director Craig Harper at

Once your membership is validated, you may vote on the candidates listed below. You may also view the PAGE audited financial statement and membership statement.

Officers for Election or Re-Election

President-Elect: Daerzio Harris

Daerzio Harris is a native of Sparta, Georgia. He currently serves as PAGE District 13 Director. He has served as a 5th grade math and science teacher at Jeffersonville Elementary School in the Twiggs County School District since 2016. He has also served as an Adult Education Instructor at Augusta Technical College in Augusta, Georgia as an Adjunct Mathematics Instructor /Math Facilitator at Aiken Technical College in Graniteville, South Carolina. He has also served as a Social Studies Teaching and Instruction Specialist for the Georgia Department of Defense – Youth Challenge Academy, Fort Gordon, Georgia. He has also served as a middle grades science and social studies teacher for the Taliaferro County Board of Education, Crawfordville, GA. Most recently he represented all Georgia educators while serving as a member of the 2022 Georgia Department of Education Teacher Burnout in Georgia Task Force.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies, Minor: Child and Family Development from
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, May 2008 and a Master of Arts in Teaching, Middle Grades Education. Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA, and most recently a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Albany State University, Albany, Georgia.

Secretary: Dr. Susan Mullins

Dr. Mullins, an educational foundations and technology instructor at the University of West Georgia, Newnan, has served as the 6th district representative of the PAGE board of directors since 2012. Through her leadership, chapters of Future Georgia Educators were established in all Coweta County middle and high schools. Dr. Mullins has written about the teacher pipeline and education pathways for PAGE One, is a district STAR chairperson, is a longtime attendee of PAGE Day on the Hill, and served as a PAGE building contact for 25 years.

Treasurer: Lamar Scott

Lamar Scott, 2001 PAGE president, holds the distinction of being PAGE’s longest-serving board member. He has served on the PAGE board of directors in numerous capacities over the past 32 years. Scott is Title I Director with Hart County Schools and a former Elbert County deputy superintendent.

Directors for Election or Re-Election (3-year terms)

District 9: Jennie Persinger

Jennie Persinger has been a member of PAGE for more than 25 years. She has served as a Building Contact, System Contact, and as a Director. She has worked in the Barrow County School System as a classroom teacher, media specialist, technology integration specialist, and testing coordinator prior to her current position as Director of Data, Assessment, and Accountability.

District 11: Amy Carter

Amy Carter is a resident of Madison, Georgia. She began teaching in 1999 and currently serves as a Reading Interventionist at Morgan County Middle School. She taught previously in the Jasper County School System. She serves as the PAGE Building Representative for her school.

She earned the following degrees:
BS.Ed. – Secondary Social Science Education – UGA
M.Ed – Early Childhood Education – UGA
Ed. S – Reading Education, Children’s Literature, and Language Arts – UGA – December 2023

She has endorsements in the following areas:
Middle Grades: Social Studies, Language Arts
Pre-School Special Education (May 2023)

She has received the following additional training:
Georgia Canter for Civic Engagement – civics’ coach training – August 2022
Morphology Plus (Orton Gillingham Training) October 2022
The Writing Revolution training – May 2023

District 12: TaKera Harris

TaKera Harris has been an educator for 12 years. She began her educational journey at Macon State College in 2007. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education with a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education General Curriculum in 2011. In October of 2011, she started as a teacher at Kay Road Elementary School in the Peach County School System. Two years later, she transferred to Byron Elementary School where she has remained for the past 10 years. During those 10 years, she completed a masters and a specialists program focusing on technology and media. At the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year, she will assume a new position as media specialist in a new county and school in her area.