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HS Fashion Design

Dawn Harrell


Classes: 10th/11th/12th Grade CTE- Fashion Design

Background/Expertise in content area: I owned and operated an Atlanta boutique for over a decade. I was also a wardrobe stylist for over a decade and had celebrity clients such as Whitney Houston, Chili, Monique, Queen Latifah and the cast of 106 & Park. I created an accessory line called Splurge vs Steals. I attended American Intercontinental University where I earned a Fashion Design and Merchandising degree. I also graduated from the Vaughn Lee School of Aesthetics.

I joined the BDS family because…I felt called and compelled to teach and be an educator. I enjoy my job because I am able to provide real world knowledge based off of my past experiences. I try to provide my students with a toolbox of options for college and career readiness. I constantly strive to provide a global class experience for my students with experiences such as boutique tours and wardrobe styling. As a Black woman, I know how challenging it can be to work in the fashion industry. Our students need a realistic perspective of the time, requirements, space and exposure it takes to make it in this industry.

Fun fact about me…I like state-to-state vintage shopping!