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School Resource Officer

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School Resource Officer (SRO)

I am Yolanda Ward. I am a Sheriff's Deputy with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and have been employed with them for 24 years. During my time at the Sheriff's Office, I have worked as a Corrections Officer, Court Officer, D.A.R.E Instructor, Patrol Officer and currently as a School Resource Officer. I have been the School Resource Officer at East Lake Academy since October 2007. As a School Resource Officer I wear many hats- I am a Law Enforcement Officer on campus, a guest classroom instructor, an informal advisor-peer mediator and role model.

I am a native Chattanoogan. I graduated from Brainerd High. Received my Bachelor of Science Degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Criminal Justice Administration with a Minor in Psychology and Political Science.

I am a single mother of one daughter.