County Resident Receives Doctorate

On May 11, 2019 Tory De Shannon (Heady) Lawrence celebrated her educational accomplishments at Liberty University’s yearly commencement ceremony in Lynchburg Virginia with Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, delivering the commencement address.

Dr. Lawrence defended her research on the impact of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports on school climate in secondary schools on May 16, 2018 and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership was conferred on June 14, 2018. She is a 1994 graduate of Jackson County High School, a 2003 graduate of Tennessee Technological University, and a 2014 graduate of East Carolina University.

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