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Donna Irvin Garrett

Donna Irvin Garrett, American librarian. Certified library and teacher, Tennessee. Recipient Career Ladder III Library. award Tennessee State Department of Education, since 1986; named Southwest Tennessee Region Teacher of Year, 1993.


  • Garrett, Donna Irvin was born on November 4, 1946 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Donald and Violet Loucile (Nelson) Irvin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Tennessee Technology University, 1969. Master of Science, Memphis State University, 1976. Student, Memphis State University, 1979.


    • Teacher Metropolitan Nashville Schools, 1970-1973, Shelby County Schools, Germantown, Tennessee, 1973-1975, library Memphis, since 1975.

    Major achievements

    • Certified library and teacher, Tennessee.


    Party affiliation: member Church of Christ.


    Denomination: Church of Christ


    Member American Library Association, National Education Association, Tennessee Association School Libraries (vice president 1992-1993, president 1993-1995), Tennessee Education Association, Shelby County Education Association (Outstanding Teacher award 1985), Society School Libraries International, Memphis State University Alumni (Distinguished Education Alumni award 1986), Delta Kappa Gamma (treasurer 1990-1992).



    Reading, gardening, walking.


    • Married Billy Gene Garrett, July 14, 1979.
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    Born November 4, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1969
      Tennessee Technology University
    • 1976
      Memphis State University
    • 1979
      Memphis State University
    • 1970 - 1973
      Teacher, Metropolitan Nashville Schools
    • 1973 - 1975
      Teacher, Metropolitan Nashville Schools
      Germantown, New York, United States
    • 1975
      Teacher, Metropolitan Nashville Schools