Susan Padgett-Harrison has earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education from Kennesaw State University, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Georgia State University, and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Georgia . Padgett-Harrison has served in various public offices such as on the Canton Public Safety Committee and the Canton Zoning Commission. She is a current instructor at Kennesaw State University and Piedmont College and a former principal at Cherokee High School .
Padgett-Harrison supports quarterly meetings between parents, teachers, and administrators. She believes in notifying parents of academic resources and opportunities available to students. She promotes a way for parents to communicate their concerns to schools .
Padgett-Harrison is against the teaching of critical race theory and wants to maintain current policy banning it in schools.  She also supports expanding course options to more rigorous Advanced Placement and honors classes, in addition to career pathways in fields such as health sciences and cybersecurity .
Former District 6 Board Member Mike Chapman