Alana Garrett-Ferguson is the Assistant Coordinator at Fullerton Elementary. Previously, she was a 21st Century Coordinator at Case Elementary. Ms. Garrett is a proud graduate of Shaw High School. After graduating from Shaw she attended Baldwin Wallace University. At an early age Ms. Garrett developed a passion for activism and fighting against systemic injustices. During high school and her early college years, Ms. Garrett traveled locally, speaking out on bullying and diversity issues. In the summer of 2011 she joined a program with Children’s Defense Fund, Freedom Schools, a cultural awareness and literacy program, where she was trained on curriculum development and meeting children where they are. That program awakened a love for black youth. From there she became a community organizer and founding member of New Abolitionist Organization under Children’s Defense Fund.
Now, when Ms. Garrett isn’t working with youth or in the community, you can find her roller skating, blogging, attending church, or spending time with family and friends.