Annie P. Wimbish (M.Ed. ’84 Elementary Ed; Ed.S. ’91 Admin & Supv) spoke at Averett University’s spring 2016 commencement ceremony. She is a senior associate with the Schlechty Center, a nonprofit dedicated to building student engagement as a means of improving education. Ms. Wimbish has been a professional educator for more than 30 years. She has worked as a teacher and a principal, and she was the first female superintendent of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi, school district.