The 2020 Old Timers Festival parade grand marshal has been selected by the Parks and Recreation Department. Dr. Theowauna Hatchett is the current principal at La Vergne High School and is a longtime La Vergne resident.
Over the years Dr. Hatchett has earned many degrees in her pursuit of education. She has served as both principal and vice principal at different schools in Rutherford County and before that taught special education and coached basketball.
“I would not have obtained multiple degrees or any of the educational positions that I have held if it were not for the efforts of my former teachers, coaches, and administrators,” says Dr. Hatchett. “They inspired me to use education to open doors. I never would have imagined that I would have the opportunity to inspire students in this same manner.”
Dr. Hatchett has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Maryville College and a Master of Education in Special Education from Middle Tennessee State University. She also has an Instructional Leadership License from Bethel University and a Doctorate of Education in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change from Lipscomb University.
“As the new principal of La Vergne High School, I bring leadership that is rooted in integrity and a school-wide growth mindset,” says Dr. Hatchett. “La Vergne High School is known for its dedication to academic excellence, and I plan to ensure that this shared aspiration continues.”
Old Timers Festival is scheduled for October 17, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Park. The annual parade starts at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall and travels down Murfreesboro Road, ending at the park. The festival continues until 3:30 p.m. and the City invites everyone to return to the park at 7:00 p.m. for Music in the Park. There will be live music throughout the day as well as a vintage car show, vendors, a kid zone and much more.