Tanya is a native Charlottean with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and is a highly qualified licensed professional educator. She has served in local schools as well as in the Atlanta, Georgia area in Cobb County Schools. Her experience spans more than 20 years with children, adult learners, and youth. Five of those years were spent working with at-risk urban youth in a drug prevention program. Tanya holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and is a licensed school leader. Her Capstone Project provided in depth data analysis with a comprehensive school improvement plan. This plan was adopted and implemented by the school. She continues to support Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She also works with schools improving student achievement in a consulting role.