Dr. Annise Mabry is a retired Dean of Graduate Studies, a GA Certified Peace Officer; and, a best-selling author of the homeschool memoir Educational Disobedience. She holds a PhD in Education, a MAEd in Adult Education and a MS in Criminal Justice. She has homeschooled her children for over a decade and uses a unique mix of tough love with academic innovation to bring hope to the academically invisible and educationally excluded. She is also the founder of the Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation, Inc. a nonprofit organization founded for community growth and development. Dr. Mabry is best known for her Tiers Free program. Tiers Free Academy is Georgia’s only nonprofit alternative diploma program designed exclusively for sex trafficking survivors, homeless LGBTQ youth, and high school dropouts to obtain a high school diploma.