"My goal as a special education teacher and sibling of a special needs sister is to help the outside world see special needs people the way they want and deserve to be seen and treated; as equals and with the same opportunities and rights as us all."

  • Elected as secretary of board in April of 2015
  • Lifetime experience with special needs adults and children, and a sister with Down syndrome
  • Special education school teacher at Lee County Middle School East
  • Secretary for Southwest Georgia Buddy Walk
  • Married to Shane Harris, and they have four children

Our Mission

Challenger League believes that all individuals have the right to experience life to its fullest potential and to have full recognition of his/her dignity and individuality. Challenger League provides children with developmental and physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in athletic and social events, develop lasting relationships among their peers, coaches and parents, and show them they are an important part of their community by creating an environment of inclusion for both their kids and their parents.


  • "Our son Wes has Autism. The Challenger League has been a blessing to our son as it has given him opportunities I feel otherwise would not be readily available. He is a smart, energetic boy with so much to offer and has been able to become more involved because of the Challenger League. We also love the Challenger League's promotion of special needs in the community and feels it brings more awareness and education."
    Heather Hood Johnson
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