Dr. Elaine Swafford Is Speaker At Scenic City Women’s Network Luncheon On July 25

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Elaine Swafford
Elaine Swafford

Scenic City Women’s Network (SCWN) invites the public for the July 25th Networking Luncheon featuring speaker, Dr. Elaine Swafford, CEO of the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, the first all-girls public charter STEM school in the State of Tennessee. This networking event will convene at the Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga. 

Dr. Swafford and her team are in the eighth year of overseeing a school turnaround process and academic achievement.  After being on the brink of closure prior to her arrival, the school has now earned Reward School Status, among other awards.  As the Executive Principal, she successfully led the Howard School of Academics and Technology in turnaround reform efforts from 2004 – 2007.  She left Howard School to become Area II Superintendent for the Hamilton County Department of Education.

Prior accepting her purposeful impact calling eight years ago to lead CGLA, she returned in July 2008 to assume the position as the Vice President of Student Affairs at Chattanooga State, where she had previously served as Vice President of Economic and Community Development. Elaine is in her 38th year of serving in both public and higher education.

Dr. Swafford’s community involvement during her career included participation as a member on numerous local community boards and service organizations.  She was a member of Class V Leadership Tennessee and accepted the nomination to become president of the Downtown Rotary in 2020.  Dr. Swafford has experience in building and implementing pioneering education programs. Geared to promoting academic progress for at-risk students and those who can achieve, but are often underserved.  While at Chattanooga State, she created innovative programs to include Project AHEAD, Diploma Completion Program, the Middle College Collegiate High School, and the Building of Outstanding Service Scholars (Boss).  She uses her educational experience, leadership ability, energy and passion to inspire and motivate young people, while having a positive impact on the community.

Organizers said, "Join us and be inspired by speaker, Dr. Elaine Swafford." Meet-up and network with like-minded business individuals and exchange your business cards during networking from 11:30 – Noon. Lunch and program begin at Noon.

Reservation Deadline:

Tuesday, July 23 at noon

To make reservations:

RSVP online: Scwn.org. For more information call: 423.698.6262 or email admin@scwn.org.

Cost: $20

If you or your business would like to Sponsor future luncheons or events, contact Renee Nail at renee@scwn.org or by calling 423 698-6262.


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