Biography – Mayor Larry Sanders

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  • Education:
    • Grade School: Fairview, Three Way
    • High School: Northside, Madison County
    • Bachelor Degree: Lambuth University
    • Masters Degree: University of Memphis
  • Family:
    • Married to Joyce G. Sanders
    • Five Children,
    • Nandalee Sanders Sarandos, Norfolk, VA
    • Andy and Jeri Sanders, Jonesboro AR
    • Alan and Candace Yates, Three Way, TN
    • Rich and Deane Sanders, Franklin, TN
    • Amy and Bas van Buuren, Three Way, TN
    • Eight grandchildren
  • Employment and Business Experience:
    • 1950 to 1962 – Worked on family farm, Three Way, TN
    • 1962 to 1969 – Teacher, coach, principal Gadsden and Alamo, TN
    • 1970 to 1973 – Teacher, (part time) Jackson State Community College
    • 1969 t0 1971 – Federal project director, Jackson City Schools
    • 1971 to 1977 – Director of Research and Development, Voc. Ed., University of Tenn.
    • 1977 to 1983 – Vocational Director Crockett County Vocational School
    • 1983 to 1988 – Principal, Crockett County High School
    • 1988 to 1997 – Superintendent, Humboldt City Schools
    • 1997 to 2010 – Education Planner, Hart, Freeland, Roberts, Inc. Jackson
  • Part time work and business experience:
    • 1969 to 1984 – Business Manager, Gadsden Gin Co., Inc.
    • 1984 to 1989 – Owner and Manager, Lemstone Books, Old Hickory Mall
    • 2003 to 2013 – Business Manager, Dutch Garden Center, Three Way
    • 2006 to present – Member & Chairman of Three Way Planning Commission
  • Awards and Recognitions:
    • District Coach of the year
    • State Outstanding Vocational Special Needs Teacher
    • Chairman Northwest Tennessee Superintendent Study Council
    • Member and Vice Chairman, Board of Directors TOSS
    • TOSS Distinguish Service Award
    • Personalities of the South Award
    • Tennessee Department of Education Outstanding Service Award
    • South Central Bell Award for Innovative Uses of Emerging Technologies
    • Certified Assessor of School Administrators, State of Tennessee
  • Hobbies:
    • Golf
    • Woodworking
    • Watching Grandchildren perform