Tammy Rodney earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern University and A & M Colleges in Baton Rouge, LA as a USDA Scholar. Upon discovery of how rewarding it is to educate our youth, Tammy earned a teaching certificate from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA. Tammy earned Master of Science and Educational Specialist degrees in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology Administration from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She has taught grades 5-8, has been an instructional coach and Master Teacher for grades K-8, and has served as a high school assistant principal. Throughout her 17 years of experience, Tammy has been awarded two Teacher of the Year awards, one Teacher of Excellence award, and has earned performance-based bonuses and LIFT incentives in D.C. Public Schools for earning highly effective ratings as an instructional coach both years she served the students in our nation’s capital. Tammy has also done curriculum writing and facilitated professional development for school districts and served on Georgia's State Assessment Selection Committee. Tammy’s growth mindset makes her an innovative change agent who accepts nothing less than excellence from herself, as well as those around her. She is excited about serving as the middle school Director of Curriculum and Instruction in a community that embraces her first love of agriculture along with arts and the environment.