Alarmed by the high rate of drunk driving fatalities in her community, geography teacher Donna (Parker) Neblett formed a Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) program at Obion County Central High School in Troy. Because the number of such fatalities is especially high on graduation night, she created Project Graduation, a one-night, alcohol- and drug-free celebration for graduates that provides food, entertainment, prizes and scholarships. Both programs have dramatically reduced alcohol-related traffic fatalities. In her classroom, Ms. (Parker) Neblett employs Dr. Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, using such techniques as word games, songs, role-playing and visual presentations to address the various levels of thinking.
1984 University of Tennessee - Martin, B.A.