Betty Sias, West Virginia

DECA Certified Trainer

For the past 16 years, Betty has served as the business and marketing coordinator and DECA chartered association advisor at West Virginia’s Department of Education. She completed her first Train the Trainer Certification Course in 2010 and has attended every year since. Betty feels that training modules and other resource materials are instrumental in increasing the state’s DECA membership. Training participants receive multiple classroom resources to assist in the integration of DECA’s Comprehensive Learning Program in business and marketing curriculum. As a result of Betty’s advocacy on behalf of DECA and of the dedication of West Virginia’s chapter advisors, the chartered association saw a 68% increase in its 2011-2012 membership. In addition to promoting DECA’s vision, Betty’s professional interests include improving the state’s business and marketing programs and assisting educators in teaching the curriculum. She serves as chair of DECA’s Competitive Events Taskforce and is a member of both the MBA Research and Curriculum Center’s Consortium and the MBA Research National Accreditation Advisory Committee. She holds an EdD in curriculum and instruction from Marshall University.

Contact information:

WV DECA Certified Trainer
Betty Sias
West Virginia Department of Education, Building 6, Room 243
1900 Kanawha Blvd.
East Charleston, WV 25305,
(304) 558-3703
bsias@access.k12.wv.us

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