Dr. Lori Myles is a community servant with over 28 years of experience as an educator, community advocate, and fundraiser. She is also the president of the 100 Black Women of Augusta Chapter and during her time as president and before she has implemented many awareness programs for inner city youth and underprivileged women.
Currently, Dr. Myles is running for the mayor of Augusta. Her objectives are to bring a more effective bus system to Augusta, to provide citizens with the education and skills they need to secure jobs, to modernize downtown Augusta, and to restore Augusta’s finances by revitalizing fundamental economic principles.
Dr. Myles’ credentials include a Bachelor’s degree in English from Paine College and a Doctorate in Administration, Leadership, and Supervision from Georgia Southern with her dissertational study being “The Attendance Policies of Georgia Middle Schools since the enactment of the NCLB Act.”
According to Dr. Myles’ website, “Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa” also “retrieved this dissertation to evaluate its possible impact on national education programming while he serves on the Education Committee in Washington, D.C.”
As an educator, Dr. Myles has served at Butler High School, Thomas Walter Josey High School, Glenn Hills High School, and Lucy C. Craft Laney High School where she gained first-hand experience dealing with at-risk youth. In her time as a secondary instructor, Lori spent twenty years teaching her students life skills such as budgeting, resume writing, and interview skills. She even spent much of her time helping these students find jobs and more importantly, keep jobs.
Dr. Myles also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Aiken Technical College where she has trained city leaders, executives, and their employees in administrative motivational techniques in such subject areas as strategic planning, teamwork leadership, and supervision and effective management procedures.
As an advocate, Dr. Myles founded a non-profit organization to promote women’s empowerment, economic sustainability, women’s health, and educational initiatives. The organization, the National Coalition of the 100 Black Women, Augusta Chapter has been an ever-present force in the community and has been presented multiple awards. Dr. Myles has not only used her personal and professional experience to highlight and bring awareness to social issues concerning women, but she also used her power within her organization to become an advocate against teen violence.
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