Dr. Anna Hart is a proud lifelong resident of Dalton, Georgia. She holds a doctorate in Teacher Leadership from Kennesaw State University as well as degrees in Early Childhood Education and Instructional Leadership. Anna currently serves as Director of EPP Assessment and Teacher Leadership MEd Program Coordinator for the College of Education and Health Professions at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Before moving into higher education, she taught at the elementary level for nine years. Anna’s research interests include pre-service teacher education, communication practices in education, and teacher leadership, topics on which she has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and made several national and international conference presentations. Outside of her career, Anna enjoys painting, reading, and traveling, and is an avid collector of Walt Disney World theme park memorabilia. She has been married to Richard, a commercial airline pilot, for ten years, and is mom to daughters Ansley and Natalie. Anna is thrilled for the opportunity to serve her hometown of Dalton as a member of the 2022 Young Gamechangers program.