LoveN’der Avent-Alston is a native of Nashville, North Carolina. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master of Arts in Teaching at North Carolina Central University in Special Education with a concentration in Behavioral and Emotional Disorders. Presently, LoveN’der is completing a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from North Carolina Central University.
LoveN’der has practiced as a Special Education teacher for 19 years. She has served on Governor Hunt’s committee for Closing the Achievement Gap for African American students and the state testing committee for implementing the NC EXTEND2 test. She has worked as a new teacher mentor and created positive behavior support initiatives for her prior schools. LoveN’der is passionate about working with at-risk youth and currently works in Wake County Public Schools at the Central Office.
LoveN’der is a member of the Psi Chi National Honors Fraternity of Psychology, and she is interested in psychological testing and psychoeducational therapy.
She is a wife, mother of two daughters, and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc.