Sarah Beck Hawthorne is president and founder of AlphaSkills, Inc. She is a former elementary and secondary classroom teacher and administrator. She has been named Georgia Teacher of the Year Runner-Up, Georgia Reading Teacher of the Year and received the Communities in Schools of Georgia Educational Leadership Award.
She has served as president of the Georgia Teacher of the Year and Georgia Council of International Reading Associations, and she currently serves on the Central Georgia Technical College Board of Directors, the Community in Schools of Central Georgia Board of Directors, the executive committee of the Twiggs County Family Connection, the education committee of the Twiggs County Chamber of Commerce, and is chair of the City of Jeffersonville Downtown Development Authority.
Hawthorne earned a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University and both a master’s and doctorate degree in Reading Education and Educational Administration from the University of Georgia. She and her husband, Fleming, have one daughter and four grandchildren. They reside in Jeffersonville.
Sarah Beck Hawthorne was appointed to the GSFC Board of Commissioners in May 2013. Her term expires March 2019.