18 DECA Advisors Learn How to ‘Bring Your Classroom to Life!’
DECA knows the best way for chapters to Make It Count is by providing advisors with the resources and tools to engage their students. At this year’s “Bring Your Classroom to Life” Institute for Educational Excellence, Dr. Michelle Walker, director of education at DECA Inc., and Sandra Tucker, DECA Inc. assistant high school division director, spent four days educating, enlightening, and empowering new DECA advisors.
The “Bring Your Classroom to Life” institute is designed for DECA advisors who are either brand-new or have up to three years of experience in DECA. The institute is a “crash course” that enables these advisors to turn their chapter into a thriving learning community.
This year’s attendees included:
- Ramon Arroyo, Poinciana DECA, Fla.
- Pamela Bunch, Ben L. Smith DECA, N.C.
- Ellen Byrum, Asheboro DECA, N.C.
- Wendy Carter, Pine Tree DECA, Texas
- Jennifer Craig, Northside DECA, Ark.
- Juston Glass, Harker DECA, Calif.
- Joy Gornto, Alcoa DECA, Tenn.
- Renee Henderson, Detroit Cass Technical DECA, Mich.
- Pamela Jordan, Warren County DECA, N.C.
- Paula Murray, Parma Senior DECA, Ohio
- Kathi Oster, Saline County Career Center DECA, Mo.
- Oletha Rhinehardt, Bunker Hill DECA, N.C.
- William Richardson, James Island DECA, S.C.
- Sarah Beth Robbins, Asheboro DECA, N.C.
- Scott Subach, Northland Pines DECA, Wis.
- Terri Vick-Phillips, White Knoll DECA, S.C.
- Jane Welihozkiy, White Knoll DECA, S.C.
- Renee Zackery, Detroit Cass Technical DECA, Mich.
Some of the highlights from this year’s institute were:
- Learning best practices for integrating DECA into your classroom instruction.
- Discovering how to use DECA’s Competitive Events Program to promote student achievement.
- Developing strategies for connecting your DECA chapter to businesses and the community.
A special thank you to Johnson & Wales University for allowing DECA to use their Charlotte, N.C., campus for this year’s institute.
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