Dr. Alana Delise Teague began her work as the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center at Blue Mountain College (MS) during the summer of 2015. She retired in June 2015 from the McNairy County (TN) School District, having served as Human Resources Director as well as coordinator of new teacher induction, public relations, and professional development since 2006. During her 20 years as a teacher at McNairy Central High School, Delise taught honors English, helped launch the Senior Project initiative, crafted a competitive softball program, and was recognized as a leader among her peers. At the district level, she designed the New Teacher Academy Induction Program, an initiative that provides orientation, induction, and support for new teachers hired in the district. Delise has presented at numerous local, state, regional and national conferences. She is a certified trainer for Classroom Organization and Management Program (COMP) and Thinking Maps and served for several yeas as the trainer of Tennessee's Communication for Life teachers statewide. Delise graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in May 2012 with an Ed.D, in Leadership and Professional Practice. She earned a Dissertation Award for her study titled The Effects of the New Teacher Academy Induction Program on the Acculturation, Training, and Retention of New Teachers.
1999 Tennessee Teacher of the Year
1999 TSSAA Female Coach of the Year
1991 Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
2007 University of Mississippi, MA Journalism
2008 Freed Hardeman Univ Admin./Supervision
1985 Blue Mountain College, B.A.
Trevecca Nazarene University, Ed.D. Leadership and Professional Practice
2012 The Effects of the New Teacher Academy Induction Program on the Acculturation, Satisfaction,and Retention of New Teachers
"Enhancing the Future of Education by Actively Supporting Novice Teachers." Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, 80(1), 41-52.