Jody Reeves, executive director of Academies and Career and Technical Education, has been named DECA’s Administrator of the Year. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. The organization has impacted the lives of more than 10 million students, educators, school administrators, and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as they use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Administrators are recognized for their creativity and innovation in promoting DECA within their schools and community. Ms. Reeves, who was nominated by Mill Creek High School, exemplifies such qualities.
Dustin Davis, an instructional coach in the Academies and Career and Technical Education department, has been named the 2018 Georgia Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Administrator of the Year and the 2018 Georgia Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Administrator of the Year. Davis, who recently joined the central office staff, served as an advisor for both organizations while he was still in the classroom. He also was elected by his peers as the Chairman of the Georgia FBLA Board of Directors. In 2015-16, while Mr. Davis was teaching at Brookwood High School, his school’s FBLA chapter was named Georgia Chapter of the Year. This year, Mr. Davis is serving as President of the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education.