Ms. High is a long-time resident of Dallas but spent her childhood years growing up in Stanley. She earned an Early Childhood Teaching Certificate and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Meredith College. She went on to earn a K-12 Counseling Certificate and a Master of Arts Degree in Education from Wake Forest University. Ms. High served 29 years in the NC Public School System as a school guidance counselor working primarily in Gaston County. She is a volunteer chaplain with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team as well as a volunteer with the NC Baptists on Mission Disaster Relief and Recovery Teams where she has served both domestically and overseas. Ms. High has served as a church pianist for over 37 years and has always stayed involved in church activities and programs. She is a member of the Major William Chronicle Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and remains active in other community organizations as well.