Max Chavez of Maxwell High School of Technology and Andrea Barrett of Mountain View High School have been nominated for the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year title.
Chavez was nominated after he was named 2017 Teacher of the Year by the Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA). Mr. Chavez has been a maintenance and light repair automotive services instructor for six years at Maxwell High School of Technology. He currently serves as the Transportation Cluster Coach for Gwinnett County Public Schools, and is the Vice President for the TIEGA Board of Directors. In 2014, Mr. Chavez was named the TIEGA New Teacher of the Year.
Barrett was selected to compete for the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year title after she was named 2017 Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Marketing Education Association. The Teacher of the Year award is reserved for teachers who make an impact on both their local school and the community through excellent career and technical education programs. Ms. Barrett has been a Marketing Education teacher in GCPS for nine years, spending the last eight years at Mountain View. She also is the advisor for DECA— a co-currricular organization for students interested in careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management— and she runs Bear Necessities, the Mountain View High school store.
The Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year title will be announced in July.