Mrs. Lizzie Shumphard began serving on the Valdosta Board of Education in January 2014. She is a graduate of Westside High School in Lowndes County. She went on to graduate from Central Business College in Valdosta. From there she attended the Adrian Hall School of Interior Design in Savannah, Georgia where she earned her diploma in Interior Decorating. In addition, she has a diploma in Fashion and Merchandising from ICS School of Fashion and Merchandising. She also attended GMC College of Valdosta.
Ms. Shumphard is the former owner of several businesses. For nine years she owned and operated Liz Unique Modeling Agency, Liz Fashions for four years and Liz Interiors for 13 years. Ms. Shumphard is a former member of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, and a former Community Partner in Education for Southeast Elementary and J.L Newbern Middle School.
She is married to Willie Shumphard, Jr. Together they have three children, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. They were also former foster parents for children ages 8-19 years old. All of Mrs. Shumphard’s children proudly graduated form Valdosta City Schools.
Mrs. Shumphard has worked for the Valdosta City School district for several years as a substitute teacher and served as a certified paraprofessional for eight years.
She is currently employed at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College as a paraprofessional in the Adult Education Department. Mrs. Shumphard has always been active in the community in various organizations helping children.