The CTAE Resource Network, the Georgia Department of Education, and the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education (GACTE) proudly announce the inaugural class of LEAD CTAE.  LEAD CTAE is a leadership development program designed for CTAE classroom teachers who wish to gain valuable skills and knowledge in the areas of team building, leadership, priority management, business engagement, legislative advocacy and policy, communication, instruction, economic development, and more through participation in five program sessions culminating at the annual GACTE summer conference.  This first class of 20 teachers represents 20 schools from 19 school systems and 14 program areas.  These teachers will join together to kick off the professional learning program on November 6 in Madison, GA.

The class:

Brandy Barlow, Business and Computer Science, Georgia Washington Carver, Freshman Campus, Coffee County Schools;

Dr. Diann Bennett-Magwood, Healthcare Science, Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career High School, Savannah Chatham County Schools;

Banecia Bush, Personal Care Services – Cosmetology, Hephzibah Comprehensive High School, Richmond County Schools;

Inga Cashon, Engineering, Bryan County High School, Bryan County Schools;

Faith Davenport, Marketing, Mill Creek High School, Gwinnett County Public Schools;

Valeria Drummond, Marketing, Westside High School, Bibb County School District;

Melanie Duncan, Business/Finance, Sandy Creek High School, Fayette County Schools;

Ronald M. Edwards, Family and Consumer Science Education, Veterans Memorial Middle School, Newton County Schools;

Casey Fleury, Healthcare Science, Johnson High School, Hall County School System;

Amanda Jane Foley, Family & Cons. Sciences- Nutrition and Food Science, Monroe Area High School, Walton County Public Schools;

Cliff Kicklighter, Engineering, Effingham College and Career Academy, Effingham County School System;

Marlo Miranda, Automotive Technologies, Forsyth Central High School, Forsyth County Schools;

Tracy Misner, Broadcast Video and Film, Alpharetta High School, Fulton County Schools;

Richard Parham, Law Enforcement Services, Alexander High School, Douglas County Schools;

Paula Poulicek, CTI, Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy, Floyd County Schools;

Ginger Pratt, Culinary Arts, Marietta High School, Marietta City Schools;

Shenley Rountree, Work Based Learning, West Hall High School, Hall County Schools;

Jim Steel, Construction, Crisp County High School, Crisp County Schools;

John L. Underwood Jr., U. S. Army JROTC, Paulding County High School, Paulding County School District;

Matthew White, Construction, Statesboro High School, Bulloch County Schools