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Rita Woodard, founder and owner of Southern Grace, firmly believes that we must work together to build a more civil society. She began Southern Grace at Fair Haven in 2008 where she and her husband, Herbert Woodard, reside. Rita has her etiquette certification through The Etiquette Institute in Saint Louis, Missouri. Her expertise in dealing with children, coupled with her own experiences at raising her two daughters inspired her to create a program that encourages self-confidence, poise and graciousness in young people. Rita believes these qualities along with good manners will contribute to a person’s success for a lifetime.

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Abby Green, Certified Etiquette Instructor, is passionate about teaching etiquette and social graces to children. Abby is married to Nathan Green and they have two sons, Dylan Green and Easton Green. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Abby teaches children’s etiquette classes at Southern Grace in a fun way that appeals to her students. She believes in the importance of guiding children to be honest, respectful and considerate. Abby has her etiquette certification through The Etiquette Institute in Saint Louis, Missouri.