ACTE Region II Vice President
Parent Involvement & Public Relations Coordinator
Brooks County High School
1801 Moultrie Hwy
Quitman, GA 31643
Phone: 229-588-2341 Ext. 6007
Occupation: School Counselor
Employment History: School Counselor, Valdosta High (2005-present); Summer School Coordinator, Valdosta High (2007-present); Adjunct Professor, Psychology and Counseling, Valdosta State University (2009-present)
Education: Abraham Baldwin College, AS; Abraham Baldwin College, AA; Valdosta State College, BS, Education; Valdosta State University, M.ED.; Valdosta State University, ED.S.
ACTE Region Involvement: Region II Resolutions Committee (2015-2017) ACTE National—Other Activities: ACTE’s CareerTech VISION (2012,2014); ACTE Assembly of Delegates, Georgia Delegate (2014) State/Local Involvement: Georgia School Counselor Association President (2008-2009); American School Counselor Association President (2010-2011); Georgia ACTE: Conference Presenter (2011-2013), Summer Conference Participant (2011-2015), Minute Taker for Georgian ACTE Guidance and Career Development Division Summer Meeting (2013); Georgia Department of Education CTAERN Contracted Presenter at Summer CTAE Academy (2013); Local CTE Advisory Board (2012-2015); Guidance and Career Development Division Participant at the state and national levels
Platform Statement: John Donne wrote, “No man is an island.” Serving on a board is a business. In order for a business to grow and prosper, we must work together. I am a team player and am very passionate about CTE. We must market this passion to other educators and business partners to support our students who we guide, educate and train to be successful, productive members of society. I affirm to serve on the ACTE Board in order to work with ACTE staff, the Executive Committee and other board members to increase the passion for CTE. CTE is a growing force in our workforce, and it is imperative to the future economy of the world. I want to make my passion contagious! As an experienced educator in all levels from P-16 serving as a teacher, school counselor, administrator and college professor, I understand the needs of our members. Having served as president for both the state and national school counseling associations, I have training and experience as an organizational leader. Using my skills of communication, organization and relationship building, I will help to build the membership and stakeholder support in ACTE. We need to reach out, recruit, respect and rejoin!