Community Member Spotlight: Dr. Mary Lauren Garner

community member Dr. Garner

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Lauren Garner, a native community member of Wayne County, Tennessee. She currently serves as the Middle Tennessee Regional Coordinator for The Ayers Foundation; she also serves as the Ayers Counselor at Wayne County High School in Waynesboro, Tennessee. Dr. Garner recently received her Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with a focus on education leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

On October 25, 2021 Dr. Garner successfully defended her Capstone, “Recommendations for Improving College Enrollment Rates at Wayne County High School in Wayne County, TN”. She employed three types of data from surveys, interviews and state documents to create three recommendations to improve the college going rates of WCHS. Furthermore, Dr. Garner compiled timelines for each recommendation and evaluation plans.

Thank you, Dr. Garner, for all you do to improve education at Wayne County High School! Your community wishes you luck on all of your future endeavors!

Sign: “Congratulations, Dr. Mary Lauren Garner”

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