Tutor, Teacher, Attorney, Engineer
Chairman of Science Education Non-profit
PTSA member for 24 years
Charter PTSA VP at Freedom MS
Coach of Youth Sports for 20 years
President of 3 Youth Sports Organizations
Children attended public schools in DeKalb


  • Age 60
  • Stone Mountain resident for 25 years and DeKalb County resident for 32 years.
  • Married to Jessie for 32 years.  Jessie is a Social Worker with DeKalb CSB.
  • Son Stephen, age 30, teacher and girl’s soccer coach at Decatur High School. Graduate of Berry College in Rome, GA
  • Daughter Nicole, age 21, graduated from Tucker High School.   Currently a senior at Duke University.  This summer she worked on her senior project at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Georgia Tech, Bachelor of Industrial Engineering 1973

Woodrow Wilson College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1979

Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, Juris Doctor, 1982


Georgia Bar Association

Michigan Professional Engineer Registration

Michigan Bar Association

Passed the GACE certification tests for High School Mathematics and Broad Based Science

Volunteer Activities
Former President of:

Decatur High School Athletic Boosters

Stone Mountain Youth Soccer Association

Metro Atlanta Youth Baseball Association (Clarkston Milam Park)

Former Boy Scout leader with Pack 502 and Troop 202 at Allgood Methodist Church

Former PTSA member at the following schools:

Allgood Elementary

Miller Grove Middle School

Freedom Middle School (also charter member and PTSA vice president)

Decatur High School

Tucker High School

Columbia High School

Former Youth Coach:

Stone Mountain City Parks – Baseball

Central Dekalb – Baseball

Stone Mountain Youth Soccer

Metro Atlanta Youth Baseball Association

Clarkston Baptist Church – Basketball

Rehobeth Baptist Church – Basketball

Stone Mountain Rock Gym - Basketball

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Richard Gathany
Candidate for School Board District 7
Richard Gathany
4773 Banner Elk Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Cell Phone: 404-273-6880
* Capable
* Intelligent
* Experienced
* Ready to Serve
Richard Gathany coached the kickers on the Columbia Eagles Football Team and performed as Santa Claus for the Columbia HS annual Thanksgiving dinner for the community.

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