BHM Community Spotlight: Ms. Fisher

Proud country girl, Ms. Fisher was born and raised in Bourbon County, Kentucky. What can she say about high school? Other than academics, it was filled with theatre, art, band, track and a little basketball. Skipping a few years forward, she graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2003 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Administration with one credit shy of a minor in African American History. Determined to have a well-rounded undergraduate career, she played intramural flag football, tried intramural volleyball (epic fail), member of the Black Student Union, sang soprano in the Black Voices choir, stage manager for several theater performances and pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Post graduation, Ms. Fisher remained at her alma mater for a few years and served as an Undergraduate Admissions Officer then Assistant Registrar before moving to Atlanta as the Associate Registrar/Veterans Affairs Certifying Official at The Art Institute of Atlanta. Because working, having a toddler, and stepping competitively wasn’t enough in 2013, she decided to earn her Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Looking for another change, she became a Program Coordinator at Emory University School of Medicine. This is where she quickly realized she missed interacting with undergraduate students but moreso, was curious in what it would be to work with students before they stepped foot on a college campus. Told by a friend to check out this “girls’ school”, Ms. Fisher applied and was brought on as the Registrar at Atlanta Girls’ School. Since day one, the students here have been an integral part of her life. Whether it’s playful or heartfelt conversation or making her get out of her chair to dust off the boots for step combinations, they keep her on her toes. For the past 4 years, her daughter has been amazed at what the students do here and that you can be your authentic self. While she is still too young to attend, she already has a few students here that she calls her friends which makes Ms. Fisher’s heart smile.