Bessie Forney Froneberger is married to Kenneth Froneberger. They have two daughters, Kymme Froneberger Barber (Norvell) and Kenya Froneberger. They are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren.
A graduate of Reid High School in Belmont, Bessie continued her education at Livingstone college, receiving a BS Degree in Mathematics in 1969. In 1978, Mrs. Froneberger obtained her Master of Arts in Education from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She has also received her Administration Certification and Certification of Advance Studies.
From 1991 - 2002, Bessie received numerous awards, including a Dedication and Years of Service Plaque from Hunter Huss High School; the Charlotte Mecklenburg –NCAE Appreciation Award, the Plaque for Dedication and Support of Athletic Program from Spaugh Middle School and a plaque for hard work and dedication contributing to success of Spaugh AVID Program from the Spaugh Middle School AVID Administrator.
Mrs. Froneberger is a member of St. Stephens A. M.E. Zion Church where she was named 1991 Woman of the Year. She is a Sunday School Teacher, Director of Academic Enrichment Program, the Chair of Scholarship Committee and in-house play composer/poet.
In the community, Mrs. Froneberger is a Mentor/Student advocate and a member of the Gaston County Organization for Concerned Citizens (GCOCC). She has served on With Friend’s Board of Director; the co-director of Belmont Neighborhood Summer Enrichment RAMS and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Zeta Mu Omega Chapter
Professionally, Mrs. Froneberger is also a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Principals/Administrators Association, NCAE/NEA, Principal of the Year Selection Committee, Exceptional Children School Service Committee, the Grant Writing Committee and Assistant Principals Classification Study Committee.