Andrea Dobynes-Wagner was born in Petersburg, VA but graciously considers herself as a proud product of the Blackbelt, spending most of her childhood in historic Marion, Alabama.
Mrs. Wagner is a two time alumnus of The University of Alabama earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies & a Master of Arts in Gender and Race Studies. She is currently in law school at Southern University Law Center preparing for a career in Education Law & Disability Advocacy.
Professionally speaking, Mrs. Wagner has proven she knows her way around the classroom serving as an adjunct instructor at The University of Alabama from 2014-2017. In 2017, Mrs. Wagner transitioned to secondary education at Francis Marion School as an English teacher, earning the honor of 2017-2018 Educator of the Year. Mrs. Wagner also taught in Hale County & Selma City Schools.
In her spare time Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, writing poetry, mentoring youth, and traveling. Her commitment to the community includes but is not limited to voter registration drives, food pantry projects, & literacy promotion amongst other avenues to better the Blackbelt.
Wagner is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, incorporated, Tuscaloosa Chapter of NAACP, & The National Federation of the Blind.