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Jane Adel (Norris) Hannah

612 Georgetown Drive
Nashville, TN
Home Phone: 615/356-7509
Work Phone: 615/507-3200



What teacher most influenced you? 
Mr. Millsaps and Mr. Johns
Who were your best friends at Central?
Patty, Linda, Alva Jo, Judy, Tommy, and many others
What is your most memorable experience at the reunions?
I have only been to a few, but I thoroughly enjoyed seeing old friends.
What are your fondest memories of Chattanooga Central High School?
Football games, glee club, dances, gathering at the rotunda, basketball games, parties after the football games, skateboarding on the weekends
     I do recall one English teacher who had a profound impact on my life.  At the time, it seemed negative; however, it resulted in helping to shape my life.  She would not allow me to be in an advanced English class because she thought that I would not go to college.  This event changed the way I have worked with children for the last 40 years.  I believe that anyone can accomplish whatever they want if they work hard and set goals for themselves.  While at the time, this could have resulted in me feeling defeated; however, I think this event helped to propel me to reach goals in my life.
My Life Since Graduation
I earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from MTSU in 1969 and moved to New York. My first teaching job and the birth of my first daughter were in Tarrytown, NY.  I moved back to Tennessee in 1971 and had a son in 1973 and a daughter in 1977.  I earned a Masters of Education in Special Education from  MTSU in 1977 and then a Doctor of Education Degree from Peabody of Vanderbilt in 1984.  I have taught special education, been a supervisor or special education, on Faculty at Vanderbilt and now I am the Lower School Head at Currey Ingram Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee.  I have four grandsons that range in age from 2 months to 6 years (The 6-year-olds are twins.)  My husband is in telecommunications.  I love spending time with my grandchildren and other members of my family.