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Executive Director

Heather Watson Green
Heather Watson Green

Heather Watson Green joined the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School administrative staff as executive director in September of 2008.  Heather, a 1992 KDS alumnus, is the daughter of Rick and Donna Keller Watson of Grant, both of whom are KDS graduates.

Heather received a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations from Auburn University in 1996.  After graduating from Auburn, she returned to Marshall County and took a position with the Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce.  Heather then moved to Huntsville where she gained more than 14 years’ experience in marketing, communications, public relations and fundraising and worked for organizations such as United Cerebral Palsy, the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association, the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the North Alabama Science Center.

For her work in the fields of public relations and marketing, Heather has received two Medallion Awards from the Public Relations Council of Alabama, one for best promotional brochure and the other for best total public relations program.  She also earned the designation of Certified Travel Marketing Professional from the Southeast Tourism Society.

Heather currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Marshall County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Heather has been married to Eric, an electrical engineer she met while they both were attending Auburn, for more than 20 years.  They have one son, Aiden, a 16-year-old 11th grade student at KDS DAR High School.  She is a member of the Gunter Mountain Chapter, NSDAR.