Meet Brian Law

ACTE President
School Counselor
Parent Involvement & Public Relations Coordinator
Brooks County High School
1801 Moultrie Hwy
Quitman, GA 31643

Region: II
Division: Guidance and Career Development, Administration
Occupation: School Counselor

Employment History:
CTE Director/Counselor, Brooks County High School: 2019–present
School Counselor, Brooks County High School: 2018–present
School Counselor and Summer School Coordinator, Valdosta High School: 2005–2018
Adjunct Professor, Psychology and Counseling, Valdosta State University: 2009–present
Middle School Alternative Program Coordinator/Counselor, Williams Middle School: 2004–05
Elementary School Counselor, Odom Elementary School: 1996–2004

Ed.S., Instructional Technology/Educational Leadership, Valdosta State University
M.Ed., School Counseling, Valdosta State University
B.S.Ed., Secondary Education, Valdosta State College
A.A., Sociology, Abraham Baldwin College
A.A., Psychology, Abraham Baldwin College

National ACTE Involvement:
Board of Directors: Region II Vice President, 2016–19
Committee Member: Resolutions Committee, 2014–16
Committee Member: Audit Committee (Board Liaison), 2016–17
Committee Member: Bylaws Committee (Board Liaison), 2018–19
Task Force Member: Board Allowable Expenses Task Force, 2018
Task Force Member: ACTE Division Affiliate Task Force, 2019
Advisory Group Member: ACTE Board Mentor, 2017–19
Educators in Action Volunteer: 2016–17
Educators in Action Content Expert: School Counselors and CTE, 2016–17
CTE Support Fund Supporter: 2016–19
National Policy Seminar Attendee: 2017–19
ACTE’s CareerTech VISION Presenter: 2012
VISION Attendee: 2012, 2014–19

Regional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Region II Policy Committee 2016–19
Region II Conference Attendee: 2016–18

Divisional ACTE Involvement:
Conference Presenter: Guidance and Career Development Division Opening Session at VISION, 2019

State ACTE Involvement:
Member, Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education: 2010–present
GACTE Summer Conference Presenter: 2011–13, 2016–17
GACTE Summer Conference Attendee: 2011–19
Advisory Board Member, Local CTE Advisory Board: 2012–18
Other: Georgia DOE CTAERN Contracted Presenter at Summer CTAE Academy, 2013

Other CTE Involvement:
President, American School Counselor Association: 2010–11
President, Georgia School Counselor Association: 2008–09
Top 10 School Counselor of the Year, American School Counselor Association: 2009
Secondary School Counselor of the Year, Georgia School Counselor Association: 2009
Region, State & National Elementary School Counselor of the Year, Georgia/American School Counselor Association: 2004
District CTE Advisory Board Member: 2016–18

Platform Statement:
John Donne wrote, “No man is an island.” Serving on a board is a business. For a business to grow and prosper, we must work together. I am a team player and am very passionate about CTE. I live it! We must market this passion to other educators and business partners to support our students who we educate and train to be successful, productive members of society. I affirm to serve as the ACTE president-elect, to work with ACTE staff, the executive committee and other board members to increase the passion for CTE. Career and technical education is a growing force in our workforce and 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 (new and renewal) and stakeholder support in ACTE. Public relations and marketing are keys to building partnerships and gaining members. Our message should be that we, as career and technical educators, prepare students to join the workforce and we want to give the best product. By building partnerships and collaboration, we can ensure a product with skilled workers possessing the best training and work ethic.  While serving as your president, I would always represent every region, division and diverse CTE educator with respect and integrity. My priorities would be to reach out with respect, recruit new members, and raise an awareness of the importance of CTE by spreading my passion.