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Dr. Jonathan Woods Tagged as New Principal for Lucy C. Laney High School



As an Atlanta native, Jonathan Woods began his educational career as a high school Math Teacher for the DeKalb County School System. Since then, Mr. Woods has gone on to hold several leadership positions in the state of Georgia and the Metro Atlanta area, which include Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal, Ninth Grade Academy Coordinator, and Principal. His educational background comprises of an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Fort Valley State University. He has also received his Special Education certification through the University of Georgia Set-Web program and is a graduate of the Aspiring Leaders Institute at Georgia State University’s Principals Center. His hobbies include playing golf, reading, mentoring youth, and traveling with his wife Veronica.


Lucy C.  Laney Alumni Association Receives Tax Exempt Status

The Lucy C. Laney High School Alumni Association received official notification from the Internal Revenue Service today (Wednesday, May 21, 2014) that its application for tax exempt status has been approved.  The LCLHSAA has been designated as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Tax Code. 

The effective date of exemption is July 22, 2012.  Your donations to the LCLHSAA is tax deductible.

Congratulations LCLHSAA.  


Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to work home football games. If you would like to volunteer, email your contact information to and we will contact you as soon as possible.  


Why Not Light a Candle Instead of Cursing the Darkness

Are you a member of the Lucy C. Laney Alumni Association?  We invite you to join us in our goal to bring the Pride back to the Boulevard.  By joining the Association, you lend a hand, not point a finger.  Miss Laney taught us to Light a Candle, Not Curse the Darkness.  Support your Alumni Association with your annual membership. 


Purchase Your Alumni License Tag Holder 


Tags Go On Sale July 25, 2015. Be Amongst the First to Get One!


Laney Alumni Beware!!! is a commercial site and it is not affiliated with Laney High School. DO NOT confuse this site with the Official Site of the Lucy Craft Laney High School Alumni Association.  The fees you pay to do not benefit Laney High School or its students.  The site is run by a company in Spokane, Washington which runs hundreds of these sites throughout the country.  The membership fees you pay for LCLHSAA supports Laney High School and its students.  Join Us TODAY!!! 

Laney Loses Head Football Coach and Head Basketball Coach to Other Schools

This spring has seen much transition at Laney High School.  In the midst of a change in its top leadership positions, Coach Lackey (football) and Coach Harris (basketball) have elected to lead programs at other schools.  As principal Woods assumes leadership, he has a tough job finding suitable replacements for two of the most successful sports programs in Richmond County.  All eyes are focused on the Boulevard to see who will be inked to lead these programs.   






LaVarne A. Burton Class of 1965

LaVarne A. Burton is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Kidney Fund (AKF), a national nonprofit organization that helps people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives.

 Ms. Burton has led AKF since 2005. As the number of people living with kidney disease has grown, so has the need for the programs and services of the American Kidney Fund, the nation's leading source of charitable assistance to dialysis patients. In 2014, the American Kidney Fund provided treatment-related grant assistance to more than 84,000 dialysis patients nationwide. Millions of people benefit annually from the American Kidney Fund’s efforts to fight kidney disease through health education and prevention efforts. 

The American Kidney Fund has significantly enhanced its programs and services during Ms. Burton’s tenure. Her leadership has propelled the organization to notable milestones, including the expansion of AKF’s kidney disease screening program into communities nationwide; the development of public awareness media campaigns; the establishment of a nationwide advocacy network; and the launch of an annual gala, The Hope Affair, which brings together the national renal community.

 Before joining AKF, Ms. Burton was a senior partner at Martin & Associates, a consulting firm to the health care industry and to major health information management and technology companies. Previously, she served as President of the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, the national trade association representing pharmacy benefit managers and their partners.

 From 1997 to 2001, Ms. Burton served as Executive Secretary to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, where she managed policy development and regulations and was advisor to the Secretary of the largest domestic agency within the federal government. From 1994 to 1997, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget Policy at the Department of Health and Human Services. From 1979 to 1994, she was a senior analyst for the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee, advising the Committee on funding policy and legislative positions for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other health programs.

 Ms. Burton is Immediate Past Chair of the National Health Council Board of Directors. The National Health Council (NHC) is the only organization of its kind that brings together all segments of the health community to provide a united voice for the more than 133 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers.

 She received her bachelor’s degree from Howard University and her master’s degree from George Washington University, both in Washington, D.C.

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Fundraising Goal FY2015 - 2016

Collected: $5,242.00
Goal: $100,000.00
Working together, we can provide needed help to support the students and programs at Lucy C. Laney High School.


Why Do We Exist?

The Lucy Craft Laney High School Alumni Association was organized to support the curricula and extracurricual programs of Lucy C. Laney High School.  Our primary goal is to raise funds to support Laney High School. We are the official alumni group sanctioned by the administration of Lucy C. Laney High School.

It is our hope that every class will list its reunion officers and activities on our website.  By doing so, we provide alumni, around the country, a single source for information surrounding alumni and reunion activities.

The LCLHSAA is not a reunion group and we have no desire to interrupt or interfere with any alumni group activities.  Our hope is to serve as an umbrella organization which brings all of the alumni classes and groups together in an organized and unified manner designed to maximize our energies in support of Lucy C. Laney High School. 

All funds raised by the LCLHSAA will be used to provide financial support for the students and programs at Laney High School.  By joining the LCLHSAA, you ensure our ability to provide needed financial support to the school. 

We encourage all alumni of Lucy C. Laney High School to become a financial member of the alumni association.  The $25.00 annual membership fee helps us to continue to provide much needed financial assistance to the school.  

If you are a financial member, we thank you for your continued support.  If you are not, we encourage you to join us NOW.  Consider making a donation to your alumni association.  Together, we will return the PRIDE to Laney-Walker Boulevard. 









                                       Motto: "Preserving the Legacy and Investing in the Future"


                                    Lucy Craft Laney High School Alumni Association,  P.O. Box 184,  Augusta, Georgia 30903

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