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Dr. Anna Hart - Columbus State University

Columbus State University

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Dr. Anna Hart

Assistant Professor of Teacher Leadership / Assessment Director
Teacher Education, Leadership & Counseling

Academic Areas

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Pre-Service Teacher Education
  • Communication in Educational Settings
  • Assessment and Accreditation 


  • Kennesaw State University, Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership (2018)
  • Nova Southeastern University, Educational Specialist in Instructional Leadership (2011)
  • Nova Southeastern University, Master of Science in Learning and Teaching (2009)
  • Kennesaw State University, Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (2007)
  • Dalton State College, Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education (2005) 


I began my teaching career in 2007 as an elementary school teacher in my hometown of Dalton, Georgia, with the Dalton Public Schools district.  I stayed with the district as an elementary school teacher for nine years, with most of those years spent teaching kindergarten.  In 2016 I accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Education at Dalton State College, where I taught undergraduate students in the elementary education program.  There I initiated a partnership with two local school systems that resulted in hands-on technology professional development for all elementary and secondary teacher candidates.  I also supervised undergraduate teacher candidates in their fieldwork, planned and implemented a Career Fair/Interview Day for graduating seniors, and managed all course scheduling for the department.

In 2018, I moved from Dalton State to my current role as Assistant Professor of Teacher Leadership and coordinator of the Teacher Leadership MEd and Endorsement programs at Columbus State.  The following year I also took on the temporary role of Accreditation Coordinator, in which I was tasked with leading the EPP through its national- and state-level concurrent accreditation review.  That temporary position became permanent in September 2020 when my position shifted to Director of EPP Assessment.  As Director, I oversee the design, implementation, monitoring, and revision of the EPP’s Quality Assurance System.  Outside of this work, I also serve on multiple doctoral committees, participate in Teacher Leadership professional groups across the state of Georgia, and am involved in a number of grants, research projects, and other scholarly activities.  I hold an active Georgia teaching license with endorsements in ESOL and Reading, as well as licensure as a Realtor in the state of Georgia.

Most importantly, I have been married to my husband Richard, a commercial airline pilot, for almost ten years.  We have two beautiful daughters, Ansley and Natalie, who are for sure my most favorite kids of all time.  Thanks to my husband’s job, we travel often and are currently working on filling up our daughters’ National Parks Passports!  We also love visiting Walt Disney World several times a year.  I feel privileged to work with such a dedicated and talented group of faculty, staff, and students at Columbus State.  Go Cougars! 

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