Dr. Francene Amaris Breakfield (Fran) is a native of Atlanta Georgia. Her gift of giving back makes her a beacon to all those she comes in contact with through her creative and artistic God given talents. Currently, she serves as a School Counselor at a local high school in the Metro Atlanta area and has been an educator for over twenty years. Fran has also served as an athletic and performance coach (competition cheerleading, Girl’s Track and Field, and Stepping). She is a 2015 Class Noble Educator of Distinction, a 2016 NCNW Trailblazer in Education Award recipient, and a 2017 Nominee for Georgia School Counselor of the Year. Fran is truly gifted working with children but her passion is 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 Masters of Education in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University, an Educational Specialist in School Counseling from Georgia State University, and a Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies from Georgia Southern University. Her research centers around sisterhood and mentoring experiences of African American women.
Fran holds a certification from Emory University in the area of creative writing. She is proud of her first children’s book Proud to be a PK which was released in 2019. The fourth publication of this acclaimed author is a coffee table book of poetry centered around black Atlanta. The book shares the Black Mecca through the eyes of an Atlanta native.
Fran enjoys cultural experiences around cities locally, nationally and internationally. She resides in Lithonia, Georgia with her four legged fur baby, Simba.