Helen Ward

Age: 47

Occupation: Teacher; stay-at-home mom.

How long have you lived in

Tallmadge? Fourteen years.

How would you describe

Tallmadge to someone who has never been here? A friendly community with great schools and amenities.

What is your favorite activity in

Tallmadge? Meeting up with my friends and helping in the schools.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, traveling and entertaining in our home.

What was the last book you read? "Inside the Kingdom" by Carmen Bin Laden.

What would you do if you were the superintendent of Tallmadge City Schools for a day? Visit all the school children.

What is your biggest accomplishment? Being married to my best friend, Richard, for 24 years and raising three great kids.

Whom do you most admire (excluding relatives)? Jesus Christ ... the perfect friend.

Something most people don't know about me is ... I grew up in the Bush in a tiny village in Zimbabwe and I was bitten by a snake.

Compiled by Ashley Heeney