Tonja Healey began her career in education with Brooks County Schools in 1987 after graduating from Valdosta State College. She later received two Master Degrees and a Specialist Degree from Valdosta State University. She was named Teacher of the Year for Barwick Elementary in 1992 and the 1997 Teacher of the Year for Quitman Elementary. Mrs. Healey earned her National Board Certification in 2002. She then began serving Brooks County Middle School as an Assistant Principal. The Quitman - Brooks County Chamber of Commerce awarded her the Professional Achievement award in 2011.
Mrs. Healey currently works with Teaching and Learning, Assessment, District and School Improvement, Title I Part A, and Title V Part B. She is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Quitman Brooks County Kiwanis Club, Brooks County Quitman Chamber of Commerce Executive Board and is a supporter of Brooks County Trojans extracurricular activities. Mrs. Healey is married to Kevin Healey and has two sons, Cody who was an honor graduate from Brooks County High School’s Class of 2012 and Caleb who was an honor graduate from Brooks County High School's Class of 2017.