Ms. Tilghman is an educator, orator, author, Certified Life Coach and Mentor who earned a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies/Specialization Communications from the American University in Washington, D.C. In 2014, after 35 years of service in the federal government, she retired from the Federal Reserve Board to focus more on her passion for teaching.
An educator at heart, over the years, Ms. Tilghman has worked with several church ministries and community projects focused on educating adults and children. Her desire after she retired was to work in the school system to encourage and impact the lives of children through teaching. She has been teaching children in the classroom for the past five years and for the past two years she has tutored students in Reading, English & Language Arts and Math during the summer months.
Ms. Tilghman is an author who has had her work published in several mediums to include an oral presentation "Life When You Are Deaf: Do You Hear What I Hear?” in 2002; a poem titled, "Patiently Waiting" published by Michele Jackson in August 2009 in the Real Life Faith Christian magazine; and a self-published children’s book, "The Bubble Within” in 2014. She is currently working on a couple of other children book projects for future publication as well as on a Christian Inspirational Book titled, "It's A Matter of Perspective: Nuggets of Encouragement for the Journey" publishing in January 2021.
In addition to being an author, she is a well-versed orator who served not only as a member but also held numerous positions of leadership for Toastmasters International, Inc. for 24 years.
She is the mother of four notably, successful adult children and Nana to five amazing grandchildren.