Frank Folds retired from full-time teaching in 2015 after 33 years. He is currently working part-time with the band and string programs at Osborne Middle School in Gwinnett County as well as supervising student teachers for Georgia Southern University. He has taught previously at Alton C. Crews Middle School and Five Forks Middle School and in South Georgia at Camden Middle School and Jeff Davis High School as well as Baldwin and Clayton Counties. Mr. Folds holds Bachelors, Masters and Educational Specialist degrees from the University of Georgia where he served as Graduate Assistant and Band Captain. He is married to the former Cheri Jones of Owensboro, Kentucky. They have four children, Elliott, Ansley, Emily and Abby. Mr. Folds has served the Georgia Music Educators Association as a district officer, district event organizer, All-State Band Organizer as well as State Band Division Chairman, State Vice-president for All-State, State Vice-president for Performance Evaluations and, most recently, as President from 2013-2015. Mr. Folds currently serves Chairman of the Phi Beta Mu Georgia Band Masters Hall of Fame and Treasurer of the Tara Winds Scholarship Foundation. In 2005 and 2006 he was selected for recognition in Who’s Who Among American Teachers and Who’s Who in America and in 2007 and 2011 received the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association. Mr. Folds has been selected Teacher of the Year on two occasions: In 1992-93 for Camden County Public Schools and in 2008-2009 for Alton C. Crews Middle School.