Future Ready Institute Coordinator - Zena Buckley

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Zena Buckley 

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My name is Zena Hanner-Buckley, and I will serve as the Future Ready Institute Coordinator at The Howard High School for the 2018-2019 school year. I am a native of Rome, Ga, but I have lived in Tennessee for most of my adult life. I received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. This is my sixth year in the field of education, and I am excited about working with your students.

This year at Howard, I have the incredible opportunity to collaborate with a team of educators and expose our Future Ready Institute students to industry-focused experiences starting in the ninth grade. During my tenure at Howard, I am committed to showing our students the endless career and college opportunities that are available to them. I personally believe that students become what they see; therefore, my goal is to put as many examples of success in front of them while they are in high school.

I will be collaborating with the Howard administration, teachers, and industry partners, but I am also looking forward to working closely with parents in an effort to ensure students have a successful high school experience. If you need to contact me with questions or concerns, I can be reached by phone at 423-498-6850 or via email at I will be happy to speak with you about your student’s academic and/or social progress. This will be a magical year!


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