Born in Atlanta, 1972
Dr. Francene Amaris Breakfield is an Atlanta native that loves to give back to her community through her creative and artistic God given talents. She serves as a Guidance Counselor at a local high school in the Metro Atlanta area and has been an educator for over twenty years. During that time she has also served as an athletic and performance (competition cheerleading, Girl’s Track and Field, and Stepping). She is a 2015 Claes Noble Educator of Distinction, a 2016 NCNW Trailblazer in Education Award recipient, and a 2017 Nominee for Georgia School Counselor of the Year. However, her passions are painting and creative writing. She recently opened her own art instruction business and is the co-editor of the award winning book, An Anthology of Sisterhood.
Fran received her Bachelor Degree in Psychology from The University of Georgia, a Master of Education Degree in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University, an Educational Specialist Degree in School Counseling from Georgia State University, and a Doctor of Education Degree in Curriculum Studies from Georgia Southern University. Her dissertation was entitled “Encircled by Sisterhood: Mentoring Experiences of African American Women in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Needless to say, Fran is also passionate about her sorority. She was initiated in January 1994 Zeta Psi Chapter (UGA). She currently is an active member of the Stone Mountain Lithonia Alumnae Chapter where she served as Step Master (2003-2009), Chairperson of Arts and Letters (2009-2013), Chairperson of Scholarships (2013-2015), Chair of Recreation (2015-2017) and currently serves as the May Week Chair. She has received the SMLAC Chapter Pinnacle Award, Fortitude Award and Sprirt Award.
She recently completed a Creative Writing Certification from Emory University and released her first children's book. In 2020, she hopes to complete black@lanta and a 2nd children's book, Porcupine Kisses and Elephant Hugs.