Teresa Blackshear began her first term on the Board of Education in January 2009. Blackshear is an advocate for students and firmly believes that all children deserve access to a quality education. She remains committed to improving student test scores and exploring creative ways to help students learn and retain information. Blackshear believes Twiggs County Public Schools can accomplish stellar results by recruiting high performing teachers and administrators. She states that "Together, we can make a difference, as I put the children's interest first, when I make decisions." Blackshear is an active member of Danville Baptist Church. Her list of accomplishments includes Danville Community Fair Outreach (member), Relay for Life (2007 and 2009) and Twiggs County Leadership (2008). Blackshear's son attends Jeffersonville Elementary; her daughter is a proud graduate of Twiggs County High School ('07).