Leadership HCS Cohorts Class of 2020 – Hamilton County Department of Education


*Originally posted at Hamilton County Schools

Leadership HCS
Informed leaders, transformed communities

Purpose: To create opportunities for a diverse group of community stakeholders to experience Hamilton County Schools in a unique way. Participants will experience both the successes and challenges of providing leading support to our students. 

Mission: To enhance the understanding of public education in Hamilton County, leading to better-informed public servants and business/civic leaders.

Program Goals:

  • Broaden participants’ knowledge of the school district
  • Increase the strength and effectiveness of our educational advocates
  • Equip participants with the skills to respond to challenges of the school district and public education
  • Provide opportunities for contact with schools, district operations and community leaders

Back row, from left to right:
Kerrie Fulkerson, Robyn Carlton, Vaughn Berger, Roddey Coe, Jenny Hill, Shannon Johnson, Angela Favaloro, Ruben Muriente Delgado

Next row, left to right:
Mackenzie Steele, Nandini Makrandi, Robin Cayce, Deb Socia, Smita Donthamsetty, Oliver Richmond, Randy Fairbanks, Corey Hagan, Anna Protan-Biggs, Lisa Spurlock

Front row, left to right:
Deardra McGee, Gloria Fairbanks, Madyson Foster, Justin Pinkerton, Keldren Icet, Celeste Williams


Alex Paul Loza, a multidisciplinary artist, based in Chattanooga
Angela Favaloro, commercial sales manager, Liberty Brick
Anna Protano-Biggs, director, Hamilton County Mental Health Court
Carlos Williams, senior pastor, Orchard Knob Baptist Church
Celeste Williams, business manager, Hefferlin and Kronenberg Architects
Corey Hagen, director of education, Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center
Deardra McGee, coordinator of student recruiting and diversity, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Deb Socia, CEO, The Enterprise Center
Gloria A. Arnold-Fairbanks, paralegal, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.
Hannah Gunter, donor relations and event coordinator, Children’s Advocacy Center
Jenny Hill, District 6, Hamilton County Board of Education
Justin Pinkerton, management, The Read House Hotel
Keldren Icet, CEO, TKDo Martial Arts, Inc.
Kerrie Fulkerson, executive assistant, MBI Companies, Inc.
Lisa Spurlock, Southeast Partnership coordinator, Siskin Children’s Institute
Mackenzie Steele, community business development manager, Barnes and Noble
Madyson Foster, program and marketing manager, Junior Achievement of Chattanooga
Nandini Makrandi, chief curator, Hunter Museum of American Art
Oliver Richmond, president, Kingdom Partners
Rachel Hargis, corporate social responsibility specialist, Unum
Randy Fairbanks, District 1, Hamilton County Commission
Robin Cayce, assistant professor and Chattanooga TFA liaison, Lipscomb University
Robyn Carlton, CEO, Lookout Mountain Conservancy
Roddey Coe, IT manager, Suburban Manufacturing
Ruben Muriente Delgado, outreach coordinator, Family Justice Center
Shannon Johnson, director of exhibit development, Creative Discovery Museum
Smita Donthamsetty, education partnership relations coordinator, United Way of Greater Chattanooga
Vaughn Berger, director of enrollment management, Bryan College

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