Tanya Woolfolk

Tanya Woolfolk
Tanya Woolfolk

Dr. Tonya Woolfolk is a passionate science educator with many exploratory experiences that began in elementary school, which nurtured her passion for science. Consequently, she went on to receive her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. After starting her career in education, Tonya obtained graduate degrees and certificates in math and science education, leadership, and curriculum and instruction from Wesleyan College, Georgia College and State University, and Valdosta State University. Her Doctor of Philosophy degree is in Curriculum and Instruction from Mercer University. As the Coordinator of Science for grades K-5 in the Houston County School District, she organizes the science curriculum for 24 elementary schools while providing professional learning for over 1,000 elementary teachers and administrators. Tonya has previously served as a high school science teacher, department chair, and assistant principal. Additionally, she has been an instructor for the K-5 Science Endorsement with Middle Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency and an adjunct professor at Mercer University. She previously served as the Georgia Science Supervisors Association president and currently serves on the National Science Teaching Association’s Committee on Coordination and Supervision of Science Teaching. Tonya and her husband, Dr. Torris Woolfolk, are the proud parents of three daughters, Christine, Lailah, and Celeste. They all enjoy living and working in Houston County, Georgia.