Mary Tanner has been an educator for 36 years at the East Central Attendance Center. She has experience as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent. She has served as assistant principal of East Central Middle School, principal of East Central Middle School, principal of East Central Lower Elementary, and is currently serving in her 5th year as Assistant Superintendent of East Central Attendance Center.
After graduating from George County High School, she continued her education and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Alabama. In 1989, she earned her Masters of Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. Mrs. Tanner is married to Rickey Tanner and they have two sons and a daughter. Mrs. Tanner has stated that it has been a privilege and honor to live and work in the Hurley community. All three of her children have been blessed to attend East Central Schools, and there is no other place that she considers home.