Haywood High School

Sara Benard joined the Ayers Foundation in August 2021. Joining the Foundation as one of our College Access and Success Counselors at Haywood High School, Sara spent the last three years working as the Education Program Assistant at The Therapy and Learning Center in Jackson, TN. Sara graduated from Fayette Academy in 2012 and went on to complete her post secondary education at Union University. There Sara was a member of the Union University Softball team and later spent two years coaching after earning her Bachelors. Sara has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Arts of Education with a focus in college advising.

Email: sara.benard@theayersfoundation.org

Book an Appointment:https://go.oncehub.com/SchedulewithSara

Tahesia Owens is one of the College Access and Success Counselors at Haywood High School in Brownsville, TN. She graduated from Jackson State Community College with an Associates of Science in Social Work in 2014 and then from Trevecca Nazarene University with a Bachelor in Management and Human Relations 2018. She is currently working on her Master's in Organizational Leadership at Trevecca. Prior to her work at Ayers Foundation Trust, Tahesia has worked as a Case Manager for Southwest Head Start as well as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Tahesia is excited to be a resource for students to reach their full potential.

Email: taheisa.owens@theayersfoundation.org

Book an Appointment:https://go.oncehub.com/SchedulewithTahesia

Sanidra Douglas is the Student Success Coordinator at Haywood High School. Sanidra was born and raised in Stanton, TN, and is a 1996 honors graduate of Haywood High School. She is the mother of three Haywood High School students. She has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Administrative Office Systems from Dyersburg State Community College, Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Psychology, Child and Family Studies, and Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She is currently working towards my Masters in School Counseling at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Email: sanidra.douglas@theayersfoundation.org