Dr. Follette has been in public education for 32 years. She was formerly a classroom/reading teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Adjunct Literacy Lecturer Instructor at Binghamton University, and Regional Supervisor of School Curriculum Improvement and Educational Leadership. She has been in the Whitney Point Central School District for twelve years. First serving as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and for the last eight years has held the position of Superintendent. Dr. Follette recently earned her doctorate in education at Binghamton University with her research focus being teacher leadership in rural schools.