Person of the Month: Pat Tapley

Greenbrier School District’s Business Manager Pat Tapley recently received the Arkansas School Business Official of the Year-Region 2 award. “I treasure the privilege of working with the absolute best group of people,” said Pat. “The staff at the Greenbrier School District treats each other like family.” (Mike Kemp photo)

City: Higden (Cleburne County).

Work: Business manager for the Greenbrier School District.

Community activities: March of Dimes campaigns, fundraising activities to support the diagnosis and treatment of Muscular Dystrophy and reading to elementary children.

Church activities: Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Family: Husband, Gary Tapley; son, William Tapley; his wife, Dara Tapley; grandchildren, Brayden, Ashton and Carley; and mother-in-law, Earlene Chumley.

Education: University of Central Arkansas, business administration; Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Last book you read: “The Hunger Games” series by Suzanne Collins.

Favorite book: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Swedish author Stieg Larsson.
Favorite meal: Homemade lasagna with fresh baked bread.

Most cherished possession: My family.
Most enjoyed weekend activity: Fishing on Greers Ferry Lake or riding with my husband on the Harley.

Favorite quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel.” — Maya Angelou
No. 1 vacation spot: The Grand Circle, which includes the Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and Zion National Park.

Favorite place in Arkansas: Hot Springs. The scenery is so beautiful, and there are so many fun things to do.

What do you love about living in the 501: The people are so friendly and caring. They are always willing to help their neighbors in good times and in bad.