Course Listing - by Instructor
We are currently offering courses taught by the following instructors:
||Mr. Anderson served for 8 years in the U.S. Navy supervising preventive & corrective maintenance of engineering plants; air conditioning, refrigeration, hydraulics, fuel, water, distilling, boilers and related equipment. He has worked in the industrial etchnology field for over 30 years. He has been an instructor with Clayton State since 2000. He has many certifications including the Georgia Board of Construction Industry's Conditioned Air Non-Restricted license, diplomas for Conditioned Air Technology and Advanced Commercial Refriegeration, and Stationary Engineer.
||Vince Bailey is a 28 year media veteran who began his career as a United Way volunteer reader for the blind in his hometown of Gary, Indiana. After serving as Program Director for TCI Cablevision of Gary, Vince and his family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. There he perfected his craft working in various capacities including: News Photographer / Editor at CBS Channel 11, Morning Radio Personality at Power 92 FM, Cable Television Coordinator for the City of Little Rock, Production Supervisor for Comcast Cable, Commercial Manager for WB 42 and Media Manager for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
For the past fifteen years he has operated Vince Bailey Productions, a full service audio video production and consulting company based in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Past clients include the USDA National Forest Service, US Department of Commerce, The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, UnitedHealthcare, SCLC, State Farm, Lowe's, Wells Fargo, and Job Corps Centers around the country. He is an announcer for professional sporting events and media broadcasts including the Atlanta Dream (WNBA Basketball team), pro boxing, professional Ballroom Dancing, audiobooks, voicemail systems, and continues to provide voice talent for commercial clients nationwide.
Vince has received numerous awards and recognition for his work in television and radio but his greatest achievement is the training and mentoring he has provided for many young media professionals. He has served on many boards and committees related to youth and personal development including: Chairman of the Atlanta Job Corps Community Advisory Council, Atlanta Business League Board of Directors, Chair of the Georgia Black United Fund, Youth Council Chair and Vice Chair of the Fulton County Workforce Investment Board, and member of the Fulton County Schools Career and Technical Education Advisory Council.
|Sean E. Bell
||Sean Bell has a Masters degree in Education- Instructional Technology and is Microsoft Office Specialist certified in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. He has experience in training and managing secondary and post-secondary learning environments. We share him with Brown Mackie College where he is an Adjunct Professor of Information Technology.
||Gary Brown is an author, autodidact, technologist, and public speaker. He has over 17 years experience in technology consulting and finance. He has a MBA in Global Business Management and a BS in Financial Management. He is the founder of Brown, Jones, & Associates, a consulting firm that helps small businesses turn data into informed business decisions. He began his training career helping peers create business models and databases and found a true passion for teaching. He has taken that passion for sharing knowledge along with practical work experience and creates a dynamic teaching environment for all those seeking knowledge.
|Sharon P Foote
||Ms. Sharon P. Foote is the founder and principal instructor for Foote Communications, a company which provides individual and group training to business executives, government agencies and educational organizations. The curriculum employs the secrets professional actors use to improve presentation, communication and public speaking skills, whether one on one or in front of a group. The workshops have been presented to such clients as the Robins Air Force Base Leadership Development Series and Clayton State University's Continuing Education Program.
Sharon has over twenty years experience in the communication field as an instructor, professional actress and lecturer in corporate, collegiate and performing arts environments. She is a member of SAG / AFTRA / AEA with extensive acting experience in theatre, television and film. Some of her credits include: Susan Aronson on "One Life to Live" and Sally on "Texas". She has performed in movies for ABC, MTM Productions and Warner Brothers, to name a few.
Her success extends into the academic world as an award winning professor of speech communication and drama. She is also the lead teacher for the film and television acting program at the Alliance Theatre Company.
As a communication coach her celebrity clients include: Rickey Smiley, cast members of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and the NFL's Dorsey Levins and Ed Hartwell.
||John Fuchko, III serves as the University System of Georgia (USG) Chief Audit Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor. In this capacity, he oversees the USG internal audit, risk management, and compliance and ethics programs. John is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional, and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
John holds a BS in Political Science from Kennesaw State University and a MBA from Georgia State University. In college, he served as editor of the campus newspaper, student government president, and Board of Regents' student advisory council chair. John is currently seeking a Masters in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University in Washington, D.C.
John is a Captain in the Georgia Army National Guard. He has held two commands and is currently assigned to Joint Force Headquarters. He is an Iraq combat veteran. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.
John served as an officer and board member for several non-profits. He currently is the President of the IIA Atlanta Chapter and previously served as the Editor of the College and University Auditor. He is married to Sherie Fuchko and they live in Marietta with their seven children.
|Jestein C. Futrell
||By trade Jestein Futrell is an architect. Like many architects she is a jack of all trades. Jestein is a professional photographer, graphic artist, painter, videographer, photoshop guru just to name a few. Her photography skills were discovered at a very early age. Her parents began teaching her photography at the age of four with her own personal camera. When she is not traveling, she also photographs products, weddings, events, and portraits. Jesteinís award winning design and photography work spans three continents.
||Louis (Lou) Hampton has been working as a project manager for over 15 years. Lou's industry experience includes Telecommunications, State Government, Transportation, Healthcare, and Education. Lou is currently working with AmeriGroup Community Care of Georgia as a Project Manager in their Process Improvement Group. Lou also has over 20 years of IT specific experience which has included progressive roles such as a Software Developer, Systems Analyst, Human Resources Generalist, Software QA Tester, Sr. Information Technology Manager, Project Manager , Program Manager, Software Implementation and Training Director, and Program Director. He has earned a BS Degree in Computer Information Systems from Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, an MBA Degree from Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, Kentucky, and is currently pursuing a second Masters Degree in IT Security. A lifelong learner, Lou has also earned the CompTIA Project+ Professional certification from CompTIA, the Project Management Professional certification from The Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. Lou is married to Letriana and they have two sons, Jeramey, 15 and Cameron 12 and a daughter, Kenndra age 6 years old. The family currently reside in Suwanee, Georgia.
|Sarah P Holmes
||Sarah Pitts Holmes is the Executive Administrator for an OB/GYN practice and Clinical Research Facility. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Southern Wesleyan University in 1983. Having twenty eight years of experience as a practice administrator has allowed her to manage her practice effectively as well as assist her physician. She strives to keep the practice on the cutting edge of medical technology and clinical research.
Sarah has achieved many accomplishments in her career as an administrator. She was conferred with the title of Certified Medical Manager, Healthcare Compliance Officer, Certified Practice Manager, HIPPA Compliance Specialist, and Certified Coding Specialist. Sarah has been honored twice as Medical Manager of the year and selected as a member of Who's Who of Professional Business Women and Who's Who Historical Society of Professionals. She sits on the National Advisory Board of (PAHCOM) Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management and is the current president of the Atlanta Chapter.
Sarah has been on the Continuing Education faculty at Clayton State University for five years where she teaches the Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program.
||John joined IBM in Atlanta in May 2007 as a QA executive for the Internet Security Systems business. Prior to IBM, he was the quality director for TDK Innoveta, helping to build it from a start-up company in 2001 to acquisition by TDK's Power Group in 2003. Prior to this, John worked for Lucent Technologies Power Systems, AT&T, Hewlett Packard, and Texas Instruments in manufacturing engineering and various quality management roles. In 1994, Lucent's Power Systems became the first American manufacturer to be awarded the prestigious Deming Prize by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE). John is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt by the American Society for Quality and also previously held the CQE certification.
||Leigh Lawrence has over 15 years of experience in higher education. Her background includes teaching, counseling, event planning, and serving as a director of student activities. In 2008, Ms. Lawrence earned her Global TESOL certificate and worked as an English as a Second Language instructor at the Latin American Association, Asian-American Resource Center, and Business Linguistics. She created and developed a career component for the Global TESOL certificate program, which includes consulting, career presentations, and an ESL/EFL Jobs directory. Her personal global experience includes traveling in European and Caribbean locales.
Ms. Lawrence holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in TESOL from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.
||Jack Lindsey is an experienced guitarist with over 20 years of teaching experience. He previously taught at Columbus State University Continuing Education and has taught with Clayton State University Center for Continuing Education since 1989. Mr. Lindsey played with several local bands in Columbus, GA and the Atlanta area in the 80's and 90's. He now enjoys life in Stockbridge, GA with his wife, Sheila and fills his extra time writing his own songs, recording, woodworking, and gardening.
|Eric M. Logan
||Eric Logan is an IT professional with 12 years of experience in academic environments as well as over 10 years of experience training adults on various Windows-based application software packages. He has earned several certifications from Apple, CompTIA and Microsoft as well as served in various roles in his IT career from desktop support to systems administrator to his current position as Pharos Support Coordinator at Emory University.
Eric thrives on helping people solve technical problems and making the most of essential and emerging technology. He uses his passion for technology to help those who want to take full advantage of everything that their technology has to offer. Helping people have that "Ah-ha!" moment as they discover new ways to utilize technology is what drives Ericís passion for instruction.
||Kendra Matthews has over 20 years of human resource, organizational development and management experience working in various environments, such as Fortune 500, retail, restaurant, real estate, government, federal contractor, as well as working with non-profits and start-ups. Her accomplishments include: developing Employee Handbooks, policies and procedures, conducting OD analyses for state agencies and non-profits, compliance with various employment laws from a federal and multi-state perspective. She has also developed training sessions for employees as well as executive leadership, such as diversity, leadership and management.
Her strengths include: strategic planning and management, policy and procedure development, customer service, workforce planning, and organizational development. Additionally, she is currently teaching Human Resources, Management, and Leadership
classes at Clayton State University Continuing Education.
She currently holds the certification of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 2001.
|J. Tripp Mitchell
||EventEssentials' Principal Event Planner and owner is Qualena Odom-Royes, CSEP, CMP. Ms. Odom-Royes has over 16 years of experience in event and meeting planning. Accredited from The University of Georgia in Conference Planning and Meeting Management, she also holds the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) and Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designations. Prior to opening her own event planning business, her background was in event management and marketing - most recently at MCI Telecommunications/WorldCom, handling corporate sponsorships and business to business advertising, and MTV Networks (MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1).
Recognizing her talent for detailed organization and the need for a company that could plan meetings and events from start to finish with an emphasis on return on investment for the meeting organizer, Ms. Odom-Royes opened EventEssentials nine years ago. Since that time, the award-winning company has provided planning and facilitation services to organizations in a variety of different industries. The meetings and events have ranged from high-end executive gatherings for 12 people to large-scale business conferences for over 7,000. EventEssentials' past and current clients include Cox Communications, The Coca-Cola Company Georgia Supplier Minority Development Council (GMSDC), Piedmont Hospital, Manheim, Scholastic and Taste of Atlanta. EventEssentials is a certified minority business enterprise and was named the 2011 Class 1 Supplier of the Year for GMSDC.
A fervent advocate also of teaching, Ms. Odom-Royes developed the coursework and has taught the continuing education course (Event Planning Certificate) at Clayton State University for the past seven years. Ms. Odom-Royes' positions on the Executive Board of Directors of ISES (International Special Events Society), Lambda Epsilon Omega Foundation, Plan Your Meetings Magazine and Fernbank's ARTEMIS have required analytical and technical skills; people management and liaison; meticulous record keeping and accountability. Her capabilities and dedication have earned her tremendous respect; and her general friendly demeanor has expanded her network of business contacts exponentially.
|Frederick Pellum III
|Robert L. Perry
||Mr. Perry is currently a safety engineering inspector for Georgia Department of Labor and has been since July 2007. Prior to that he worked as a stationary engineer for the Ford Motor Company for 29 years before retiring. He has been a part time instructor of Power Plant Technology since the fall of 1993. He is also an Examining Engineer and a member of the Georgia State Association of Power Engineers.
||Lois Ricci is a geriatric nurse practitioner/educator and consultant. She holds masters degrees in gerontology and nursing education and a doctorate in adult education.
She has worked in the field of aging for over thirty five years in both the hospital and academic settings. Lois was the interventionist on the Tai chi/ Education study at Emory University, an NIH/NIA grant for reducing falls in the frail elderly population. She was the education coordinator for the Emory University Center for Health in Aging until its closing in Feb. 2007.
With colleagues, she designed a Peer Training Program for Adults for the Center for Health in Aging to train older adults to be facilitators for Exercise programs, CPR, and any program that requires assistance for the participants. She coordinated and presented education programs for Emory and Mercer Senior Universities in the Atlanta area and promotes positive aging through community education programs.
She and a colleague started a not-for-profit Home Health Care/ Adult Day Care Service in up state New York 20 years ago and continued to serve on the board and produce educational materials for the annual in-service fair until 2007.
Lois worked with the AARP, Department of Technical and Adult Education, Lifespan Resources, Mercer Senior University and Atlanta Regional Commission to develop a career tract for people in minority populations who want to become nursing assistants and in developing continuing education programs for Certified Nursing Assistants and professionals in the field of aging. She has designed educational programs for several senior living facilities and adult programs in metropolitan Atlanta and worked on the Georgia Geriatric Education Center grant project at the Institute of Gerontology.
Lois Ricci was an adjunct instructor at Gwinnett Technical College where she taught Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, and Medical Terminology. She is a consultant with the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Georgia and with the continuing education department at Kennesaw State University where she teaches segments of the Professional Development in Gerontology Certificate Class.
Professional organization memberships include American Nurses Association, National Nursing Staff Development Association, Georgia Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association and the Georgia Gerontology Society.
||Stephen Rickard has over 25 years experience in the photography business, first as a photographer traveling the Southeastern United States and spending the last 15 years in retail, working as a photo center manager, camera store manager and the last 6 years as a digital imaging trainer. Over those 6 years he has trained hundreds of people to use digital-SLR cameras, lenses, flashes and filters.
||Ophelia M. Rivera joined the CSU Continuing Education Program faculty in 2006 after 18 years of service with the Clayton County Public Schools. With the support of the program coordinators, she developed the curriculum for the Total Spanish Courses.
She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a BA in Education, and has a Master of Science in Education from Walden University in Minneapolis. Her educational and professional interests lie in the implementation of advanced literacy methods targeting English and Spanish language learners.
Outside of academia, Ophelia loves music and the arts, performing occasionally with a three-piece band around town. She brings the elements of her personal talents to the classroom, where they are used to reinforce skills and share social and cultural insights.
Her goal is to make listening and speaking in the target language a dynamic and enjoyable experience. She promotes her students to enjoy the journey of learning a second language!
||Demetra Rowan began sewing at 10 years old and started a lifetime devotion to making beautiful clothing and jewelry. After retiring from a 25 year career in Information Technology, Demetra returned to her passion for designing and creating clothing and jewelry. She is now owner of Duchess Designs, LLC and has had work featured at numerous art shows and retail outlets. She enjoys sharing her love for beautiful designs with students and has taught in many educational environments.
|Carol T. Scott
Ph. D. (Communicative Arts Education) Georgia State University
Ed. S. (English/Curriculum) Atlanta University
M.A. (English) Atlanta University
B.S. (English) Cheyney State College (Cheyney, PA)
HONORS AND AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION
1998-99 Certificate of Participation in the National PTA Hearst Outstanding Educator Award Program (selected at North Springs H.S.)
1996 Dedicated Service to Tri-Cities High School (Fulton County)
1995 Atlanta Metropolitan Alliance of Black School Educators Award
1994-95 Fulton County HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR
1994-95 Tri-Cities HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR (Fulton County)
1992 Georgia Council of Teachers of English (GCTE) HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR (State Award)
1986-87 Paul D. West Middle School TEACHER OF THE YEAR (Fulton County)
1994-95 Tri-Cities H.S. Guidance Department Award
1994-95 Tri-Cities H.S. Mentorship Club Award
1994-95 Tri-Cities H.S. Media Center Award
1994 Paul D. West M.S. Oratory Contest - Judge
1992 Certificate of Recognition (Fulton County)
1992-93 Who's Who in American Education
1991 STAR TEACHER (High School Winner)
1991 STATE FARM GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD (under the auspices of the National Council of Teachers of English-NCTE) NATIONAL AWARD (one of 10 USA teachers chosen for recognized excellence in teaching; awarded $5,000 and donated sum to the Talented and Gifted Program (TAG) of Fulton County; full-page photo published in USA TODAY and numerous newspapers throughout Georgia)
1991 NCTE Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Leadership in the Field of Education
1990 Volunteer and Dedicated Service Award (Fulton County Schools) trained teachers in Writing Improvement Project (WIP)--@ Paul D. West Middle School
1990 HIGH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT (4.0) Georgia State University
2 Carol Taylor Scott, Ph.D.
GPA: 3.96 Master's Degree (Atlanta University); 3.98 Specialist in Education Degree (Atlanta University)
HONORS AND AWARDS (continued)
1987 Year Book Dedication - Paul D. West Middle School (Fulton County)
1986 The Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) for Outstanding Contribution to the Association and the Education Profession)
1986-87 Tri-Cities H.S. Student Government Association (Fulton County)
1984 Fulton County American Educators (FCAE) Instructional Fair (Grades 5-8) FIRST PLACE WINNER
1984 Art of Good Teaching Instructional Fair (The United Teaching Profession) (Grades 5-8) FIRST PLACE WINNER (Local Competition)
1984 GAE Art of Teaching Instructional Fair (Grades 5-8) FIRST PLACE WINNER
1983-84 The Art of Good Teaching Instructional Fair (Grades 5-8) (The United Teaching
Profession) FIRST PLACE WINNER (District Competition)
1969 The Philadelphia Tribune Award for Outstanding Classroom Exhibits
MEMBERSHIPS IN HONOR SOCIETIES
Kappa Delta Honor Society (recognizes teachers who best exhibit high professional, intellectual, and personal standards in education) GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Alpha Upsilon Alpha Honor Society of the International Reading Association GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
EMPLOYMENT IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION
Fulton County Board of Education (Instructor of English, Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program (K-12), AP English, Honors English, Curriculum Specialist-elementary, middle school, and high school) , Writing Consultant: trained elementary, middle school, and high school teachers in seminars, workshops, and national conferences; authored Curriculum for teachers of Advanced 5th Grade Students
Philadelphia Board of Education - Instructor of English
New Jersey Board of Education - Instructor of English and Upward Bound Program
Yeadon (PA) Board of Education - Instructor of English (Honors)
Writing to Win Writing Consultant (Summer Institutes) St. Simons Island, GA
Instructor - Basic Training Institute - (trained Atlanta Public School teachers and paraprofessionals in Writing) Atlanta University
ESOL Consultant - helped revise ESOL Curriculum in Writing Skills for ESOL Atlanta Public School teachers
Colleges and Universities
Clayton College and State University (Morrow, GA) Instructor of Learning Support
3. Carol Taylor Scott, Ph.D.
EMPLOYMENT IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION (continued)
Shorter College (Marietta, GA) Adjunct Professor of English (Written Communication and Literary Analysis)
Gordon College (Barnesville, GA) Adjunct Professor of English
Atlanta Christian College (East Point, GA) Adjunct Professor of Linguistics
WRITING PRESENTATIONS IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION (ABBREVIATED)
Middle School Convention - Long Beach, CA
Workshops, Seminars, National Conventions/Conferences - Georgia State University; NCTE Conventions - Baltimore, MD; St. Louis, MO;/ Helen, GA; Bibb County; Worth County,
Twiggs County; Dekalb County; Agnes Scott College; Camilla, GA; Mercer College,
Fulton County Schools -- Writing Consultant-trained elelmentary, middle school, and high school teachers
1995 Identifying Pedagogical Excellence: The Georgia Council of Teachers of English English-Language Arts Teachers of the Year (1980-1994)
DISSERTATION (Communicative Arts Education) - Georgia State University
1985 The Effects of a Student-Centered Writing Program on the Writing Skills of a Group of Sixth and Seventh Grade Talented and Gifted Students
THESIS (Specialist in Education) Atlanta University
1993 "Carol T. Scott: High School Teacher of the Year" Connections: Georgia Language Arts, 29 (4), 14-17
1993 "A Challenge to Language Arts Teachers" Connections: Georgia Language Arts, 29 (4), 18-19
1990 "Seventy-ninth NCTE Memories" English Notes (1990, January) pp. 3-4
1989 "1988 NCTE Memories English Notes (1989, January) pp. 2-3
1989 "How to Dress Up Your Room with 3-D Posters" Middle School Reading/Writing Ideas (Fulton County School System)
1989 "Small Groupings: A Productive Way to Respond to Literature Questions" Middle School Reading/Writing Ideas (Fulton County School System)
1986 Writing to Win, Grade 8) (co-author) Teacher's Edition and Student Companion Booklet Erincort Publications Dr. Warren E. Combs, Senior Writing Consultant, formerly Professor of English - University of Georgia
|Sarah Anne Shope
||Sarah Anne Shope
MAPW, MS Ed TESOL, PhD
Educator & Professional Writer
Facilitator, designer and instructor for the Global TESOL Certificate Program offered through Clayton State University and the University of Georgia.
Instructor of English and literature for Reinhardt University and Dalton State College in hybrid and online delivery.
Summary of Qualifications
Experienced and knowledgeable curriculum developer and instructor of teacher education, TESOL, and professional writing-classroom and online delivery
PhD Education, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, 2008
MS Education TESOL, Shenandoah University, Winchester VA, 2004
MA Professional Writing, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw GA,1997
Sept 1997- present Designer, facilitator and instructor of the Global TESOL Certificate Program through four colleges and universities in Georgia (including KSU, CSU, GPC and UGA)
June 2008- present Instructor of English Composition and Literature for Reinhardt University
Sept 2007- present Instructor of English and World Literature for Dalton State College.
May2005- Jun2006 GA ESOL Endorsement for pre-k-12 GA State Credentialed teachers, through Cobb County School District and MetroRESA concurrent with position as District Lead ESOL Teacher and ESOL Consultant with Cobb County School District
Jun04- Aug04 Kennesaw State University Graduate ESOL Summer Institute, Kennesaw GA. Instructor of Applied Linguistics for the ESOL Endorsement
Sept 2003 - June 2004 University of Georgia Athens, Athens, GA. Cobb County Cohort instructor of training for teachers of English language learners for the ESOL Endorsement
Mar 1980 - Feb 1989 Garden Grove Unified, Garden Grove, CA Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages, all levels.
Sept 1984 - Dec 1989 Rancho Santiago Community College, Santa Ana CA. ESL Instructor, all levels
Writing credits in numerous publications including Highlights for Children, The South Carolina Review, publications of the Mennonite Publishing House, The Christian Science Monitor, Monserrat Review, Episcopal Witness, and Illuminations: Expressions of Personal Spiritual Experience
Book-length publications include a text entitled Introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language, which printed as a text at Kennesaw State University KSU Center and reprinted by Georgia Perimeter College, and Clayton State College & State University
The TELL Manual: An Hispanic Initiative for Kennesaw State University, 2004
Publications include poetry in Illuminations (2006), which was recently review by Publishers Weekly
Influence of Multicultural Teacher Training," Hispanic Outlook for Higher Education, October 9, 2006
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Inc.
||Born and raised in New York City, Richard grew up with a real passion for the graphic arts early in his life. Educated in the traditional methods of illustration at the High School of Art & Design, and then at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Eventually graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from SVA. Richard began combining graphics and computers in 1992 as computers started to emerge in the graphic design industry as the tool of choice. Working primarily in graphic production using both the Macintosh and PC computer, he has many years of experience working in pre-press. Producing graphics for many types of indoor and outdoor signage as well as numerous marketing materials.
He was able to combine his skills of illustration and graphics production while working in the Advertising Department of S. P. Richards Co. from 1998 to 2008. S. P. Richards is a leader in the office products industry and a Genuine Parts Company subsidiary. While attending Gwinnett Technical College in 2010, he participated in the student competition to create the annual cover design for the Technical College System of Georgia GOAL and Rick Perkins Award program. He and a group of 3 students collaborated to produce the winning design for 2010. Richard continues to produce illustrations and graphics as a freelancer, and has recently joined the staff at a FASTSIGNS franchise as the graphic production artist. "It's my goal to share with you what I've learned about these programs over the years, and help you build confidence in what you can do with them as a graphic artist".
||Jeanette Thomas is a seasoned professional in Healthcare Management and Coding with 20 + years of experience. She is currently a Coding Manager - responsibilities include managing the daily operations of the coding staff, educating physicians, staff and auditing. She has worked in all areas of the Revenue Cycle in various roles to include Supervisor of Quality and Training, Patient Access Manager and Coding Manager. Her experience includes both physician and facility coding and reimbursement. She has been an instructor ten years for Clayton State's Continuing Education Certificate Program in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding. Past accomplishments include HFMA CPAR committee member for several years and Education Chair for Georgia Atlanta Professional Coders (GAPC) in 2007. She is a graduate of DeVry University and is currently an active board member.
|Karyn L Townes
||Originally trained as a fine artist, Sonja began her career at 15 as an illustrator for an educational childrenís book publishing company. Continuing her educational pursuits, Sonja attended Virginia Commonwealth University graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design & Illustration. With a diverse array of job descriptions, Sonja has worked in several areas in the world of graphic design and television production including: magazine design, marketing materials, storyboards, set design, costume and fashion design, digital imaging, art direction, multimedia, murals, custom illustrations, corporate identity, graphics for kiosks, on -screen presentations, games, CDROMS and several award winning programs and marketing campaigns. Sonjaís work has been featured on the cover of PC World and The Today Show.
As a teacher, she has been trained by IBM to instruct first -time software users as well as CEOs from major companies such as Revell Monogram ,Delta, Coca- Cola and the programmers for the Olympic Games. Currently, Sonja works as a contractor listening to the needs of her clients and creating marketing materials that will take their product, idea or business to the next level and generate new revenue.
She welcomes the experience in bringing YOU into your world of creativity and possibilities.
||Angela Worrell is the owner/operator of a home based Sewing & Alteration business located in McDonough, GA. and sewing instructor. Angela has over 40 years of sewing experience, she specializes in bridal wear and alterations. Her garments have been worn by ministers, models and blushing brides alike. They have been featured in pageants, school bands, weddings, fashion shows and many other special occasions. She is well known for her ability to "work miracles" with projects that seem impossible and for her prompt pleasant service to her clients. In fact, she strives to make every sewing project or sewing lesson a pleasant and unique experience for each individual.
Angela is a native of Asheville, North Carolina where there was great emphasis in arts and crafts. She immersed herself in a host of courses and activities in the genre as a child and began developing the gift and passion for sewing at the early age of seven.