Ms. Ranata Pittman attended Jefferson City Schools all the way through high school and was the 1998 Jefferson High School homecoming queen. During her time at JHS, she was a cheerleader and active member of the Spanish club and yearbook staff. After graduation, she attended Emmanuel College and later Piedmont College to obtain a degree in early childhood education. Ms. Pittman married her high school sweetheart Mickey Pittman from Commerce, and they have two sons, Mickell and Miles, who both attend school here in Jefferson.
Despite her early childhood background, Ms. Pittman has been at the Jackson County District Attorney's office for 18 years. As a criminal investigator, she handles all felony cases, and when she is not at her desk, she is sitting in the courtroom. Ms. Pittman also owns a small jewelry business aside from her legal career. You can find Ms. Pittman volunteering throughout the community and working with our youth outside of work. She is the secretary, a deaconess, and the 2021 Woman of the Year at her church. Ms. Pittman also finds time to work with Legacy Youth Mentoring as a mentor helping students stay on the right path.
Additionally, as the coordinator of the annual back-to-school community prayer at JHS, she enjoys sharing her faith. Her faith is the foundation of her daily living, and she credits her mother for instilling in her and her other four siblings the value of standing firm in faith no matter what. Ms. Pittman is also very active in public speaking. She partners with the Sheriff's Office and other local organizations to educate youth on the dangers of social media, making good choices, and other topics relating to her work with the DA's office. Most recently, she spoke at our fall parent night on these topics, where parents and students both were in attendance.
When asked what her biggest inspiration is, she responded, "My mom is my biggest inspiration because she taught my siblings and me how to make the best of everything. My faith is also an inspiration because I know the power of prayer." Thank you, Ms. Pittman, for your commitment to the youth of our community and the betterment of society as a whole through your career and influential volunteer work.