State Selects Education Veteran to Fill Board Seat
After a nearly 40-year career in education, Alfreda Weedman is just as enthusiastic about serving students and her community as her first day on the job.
The Kentucky Department of Education recently selected Weedman to fill the board seat of the late Charlotte Gower.
Her experiences have encompassed a variety of roles starting at the Grayson County Technology Center, before taking a position as Applied Academics teacher at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in 1991. Weedman quickly advanced up the ranks first as a Business Technology professor, then Department Head. She also served as Chair of the Academic Division from 2000 - 2002, retiring from the college in 2003.
She returned to Grayson County and the Technology Center as a Marketing teacher for four years, before resuming a new role with ECTC. She has served as a Workforce Liaison since 2010, working closely with business and industry to develop training and apprenticeship programs in multiple counties including Grayson, Hardin, Breckinridge and Hart.
“Working with plant managers and human resource professionals has taught me a lot about the needs of employers and the important part education plays in providing a pipeline of workers for the future,” said Weedman.
Weedman is also active in the Chambers of Commerce of the counties she serves, providing her even greater understanding of workforce needs in order to create win-win partnerships that benefit both businesses in hiring and training, and students in career preparation.
In addition to her professional responsibilities, Weedman is an active member of the Grayson County community. She is a former Grayson County Chamber of Commerce Director and currently serves as a Chamber Ambassador. She serves on the boards of both the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center Foundation and Communicare, is a member of the United Way Community Investment Team, and Twin Lakes Professional Women’s Organization.
Of her new role as a member of the Board of Education team, Weedman says her goal is simple, “to be of service to the community by participating in the Board’s decision-making processes and helping to carry out Board polices in the most effective manner. I hope to use my insight and experience to assist in long-range success of the Grayson County school system.”
Weedman holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Education, and a Master of Arts in Education, both from Western Kentucky University.
“We welcome Alfreda to the Board and commend her willingness to serve,” said Board Chair Carolyn Thomason. “She has dedicated her life to education and will provide a great deal of experience and expertise in this role.”