Executive Director

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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 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.

Heather currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Grant Chamber of Commerce and Senior Treasurer for the Gunter Mountain Society, Children of the American Revolution.  She is a graduate of the Marshall County Leadership Challenge program.

Heather is currently serving as Regent of the Gunter Mountain Chapter, NSDAR, and is Alabama State Chair for the Public Relations and Media Committee.  Heather has been married to Eric, an electrical engineer she met while they both were attending Auburn, for 25 years.  They have one son, Aiden, a 20-year-old junior at Auburn University who is a 2020 graduate of KDS.