A native of Hickory, Mrs. Small is a graduate of A&T University where she earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Home Economics. She received her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She also holds certificates from the National Institute of Health and Barber Scotia College.
Now retired, she taught in the Concord/Cabarrus County School Systems, Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, Atlanta Public Schools, Rowan/Cabarrus Technical School, and NC A& T University.
She is active in many organizations including being a member of the Board of Directors of the Logan Neighborhood Association; Logan Community Day Care Board of Directors; Logan Optimist Club; NAACP; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority treasurer; National Education Association; NC Educators Association; Cabarrus County Retired School Association; NC Governmental Workers Association; Cabarrus County Child Protection Team and Sisters in Partnership, and Cabarrus Community Council. She also served on the committee to name U.S. 601 in memory of Warren C. Coleman.
Mrs. Small is a member of Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church where she has served in the positions of trustee board secretary, class leader, building fund financial secretary, missionary society, and hospitality committee chairperson. Widow of former Council Member Allen Small, Ms. Small has one granddaughter Kimberly.