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Donna (Parker) Neblett

Donna (Parker) Neblett (TN '97)

Director of Teacher Education and Accreditation

University of Tennessee Martin
Martin, TN

At the time of the Award, Donna (Parker) Neblett was:

Obion County Central High School
Troy, TN

Subject(s) taught: Social Studies
Grade(s): 9

Biographical Information

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.

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1984 University of Tennessee - Martin, B.A.

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