Tisha joined The Local Moms Network in March and is now a curator for South Atlanta Moms. She is a passionate advocate for mothers and families, and she is excited to use her platform to connect and support moms in her community. Tisha is also a mom herself, and she knows firsthand the challenges and joys of motherhood. She is committed to providing a safe and supportive space for moms to share their stories, connect with other moms, and learn from each other.
We are thrilled to have Tisha as part of our team, and we know she will do great things for the South Atlanta Moms.
Let’s begin by taking a moment to introduce yourself.
I was born the eldest of five children and raised in the City of Atlanta. Yes, I am a Grady baby.
I am a product of Atlanta Public Schools. During elementary school, I had the opportunity to participate in the orchestra class in 3rd grade-I continued till 7th grade. While in middle school, I found my love for public speaking. Somehow, I was tasked with the morning announcements and the mistress of ceremonies of many school assemblies. One assembly I remember very well. I introduced Brenda Wood. In the 8th grade, I auditioned and was admitted to the drama magnet program at North Atlanta School of Performing Arts by performing the first poem I ever learned in summer camp-The Negro Woman by Langston Hughes. Due to my experience in APS, you can see why I am a proponent of the Arts in all K-12 schools.
Within the years following, I obtained an AAS degree from Georgia Piedmont Technical College and a real estate license from the Georgia Real Estate Commission. My family lived in Dekalb and Newton Counties prior to landing in Clayton since we needed to be close to the airport at the time. Clayton County has been our home for 18 years.
How many kids do you have and what are their agent? What is your favorite thing about being a mom?
We have five children. Taylor (22), Talia (21), and Tierany (19) are graduates of M. E. Stilwell School of the Arts. Taryn (15) and Tucker (8) are current students in Clayton County Public Schools. It is a blessing to be someone’s mother. I love watching children grow to be their own person while I help them along the way.
What do you love about living in South Atlanta?
I love that I live within 20 minutes of the City of Atlanta and do not have to deal with the city traffic as much daily. I can enjoy the suburbs when I want and then the city in a snap.
What did you do before joining The Local Mom’s Network? Tell us what brought you to The Local Mom’s Network.
I have been a licensed real estate agent for over 15 years. In 2021, I started my journey with the PTA as a local unit president. I currently hold the position of Membership Chair for Clayton County Council of PTAs. I met Stephanie Smith in 2021 and was presented with the opportunity to join The Local Mom’s Network.
What do you love about South Atlanta Moms so far?
I love that there is a platform for moms specifically to help make their lives a little bit easier. SAM is curated by moms for moms. We want all moms in South Atlanta to have the opportunity to take advantage and be proud of the benefits of their community. South Atlanta Moms open the door for that connection.
Tell us about other things you do and are a part of outside of The Local Moms Network?
As a real agent, I typically have sort of a flexible schedule. This allows me to volunteer with Clayton County Council of PTAs to provide support to the local units as needed. In addition, I host an annual Easter event, Egg My Yard, Tisha!, that provides a personal egg hunt experience for 100 plus homes. I am currently working on another initiative that will also primarily serve children.
What is something you wish was in South Atlanta?
I really wish we had an entertainment complex located in Clayton County.
Best advice you’ve received from another mom?
Being a mom doesn’t stop when the kids turn 18. So pace yourself now for the long haul.
What advice do you have for other women?
When you do something for someone else, make sure you do something for yourself to maintain balance.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
Every now and then, I like to pick up a hook-a crochet hook.
We love to support South Atlanta businesses. What are some of your favorites?
Favorite place to get coffee and/or tea? Boba Theory
Favorite place for family dining? Jim & Nick’s
How can our network of moms connect with you?
Email: [email protected]
Phone #: 404-275-8179
Do you know someone in South Atlanta that deserves recognition, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected] with the subject line “South Atlanta Moms Feature”