Anne Marie Green
In 1977, Anne Marie Green’s parents moved her family from Forest Acres to Lexington. People thought they were crazy to be moving out to the “sticks,” as tractors still regularly traveled 378’s single lane road and the best place to eat was Hite’s Dairy Bar. Anne Marie vividly remembers the opening of the “new” Lexington High School (40 years later, she and her LHS classmates still call it the “new high school”).
At the University of South Carolina, Anne Marie marched in the Carolina Band where she met her future husband, Tracey Green. They married in 1994 and bought their first home in 1997 – in Lexington, of course. They have 3 children: Colton and Reagan, River Bluff junior and freshman students, and Trevor, a Meadow Glen Middle 6th grader.
Anne Marie’s first job was with Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Government Programs, Palmetto GBA. Her positions included Customer Service and Claims Manager, User Support Manager, Project Manager, and Specials Projects Assistant to the VP. She continued to work there until the kids out-numbered the parents.
As a “stay-at-home mom,” Anne Marie then turned her energy and efforts to volunteering in her kids’ schools and in her church, First Baptist. Through the years, she served in various ways with MOPS, Magnolia Junior Women’s Club, School Improvement Councils, PTOs, Parent Advisory Committees, Parent Ambassadors, sanctuary choir, preschool choir leader, 5th grade girls Sunday School teacher, and AWANA leader.
In 2010, Anne Marie helped found the Autism Academy of South Carolina. Formed in response to the growing need for resources and support for families of children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, the academy is a “best practice” behavioral therapy center committed to providing exceptional services. Anne Marie has served as Board Vice-Chairman since 2010 and worked as its Non-Profit Director from 2015 until early 2017. Because Anne Marie loves jobs that don’t actually involve getting paid, she continues to plan events and create promotional materials for the Autism Academy.
In the fall of 2016, Anne Marie took her love for Lexington to the next level when she was elected to the Lexington School District One School Board. She loves visiting our awesome schools, getting to know staff and students from all areas of the district, and deepening her knowledge of school district management and funding. She is continuously amazed and overwhelmed by all that Lexington One offers and the incredible talents and accomplishments of our students. For the record, Anne Marie took dance lessons when she was 5 years old…and then never again. Although she is known for her love of costumes, Dancing With The Stars Lexington is definitely outside of her comfort zone. But the experience is fun, so Anne Marie is hoping that personality will be more important than ability!