Sheri Smallwood Gilligan graduated from Forsyth County High School in 1981. For over 100 years her family farmed off of Franklin Goldmine Rd. Sheri’s parents sacrificed so that she could have opportunities that they never had.
Upon graduating from the University of Georgia, Gilligan served our nation in the United States Navy Reserves. Her career path led her to work for the CIA as an intelligence analyst and finally home to Forsyth County to teach at Lanier Tech.