School Board Recognition for CTI
Posted Friday, December 16, 2011
Pictured are CTI students Kasey Hayes and Madison Kight, Superintendent Kendall Brantley, and Board Members Duane Tomlin,
Toombs County High School Career Technical Instruction Program, CTI, was recognized at the Toombs County Board of Education meeting on December 8, 2011. The CTI program has 70 students enrolled for the 2011-2012 school year. CTI provides support services for high school students with disabilities enrolled in Career, Technical and Agricultural Programs. The students prepared and served refreshments to the board at their meeting.
The students were recognized for their outstanding program which includes involvement in CTAE classes and work-based learning. Through Work-Based Learning, students have the opportunity to see how classroom instruction connects to the world of work and future career opportunities. Work-Based Learning gives students the opportunity to learn a variety of skills by expanding the walls of classroom learning to include the community. Under the guidance of adult mentors, students learn to work in teams, solve problems, and meet employers’ expectations.
For the third year in a row, a Toombs County High School CTI student received the Award of Excellence from State School Superintendent John Barge at the 2011 Awards of Excellence Recognition Program on May 23, 2011. The recognition program, which recognizes students with disabilities, was held in Atlanta at the Georgia Department of Education. Honored were high school seniors with disabilities who have had academic and/or extracurricular accomplishments. CTI student Nydia Burgos was an honor graduate at TCHS and excelled in the classroom despite her disability. She received the 2011 Award of Excellence from State School Superintendent John Barge.
CTI students Kasey Hayes and Madison Kight attended the CTI Fall Leadership Conference in Atlanta on November 10th and 11th, 2011. The students were given the opportunity to increase their leadership, communication, and team building skills by attending hands-on workshops, seminars, and general sessions. Leadership conferences give students the chance to develop their leadership and self-advocacy skills and hone in on employability skills needed to achieve their desired post-secondary goal.
The students are preparing for competition at the state leadership conference in 2012. With the help of CTI, students with disabilities are able to be successful in the educational setting. Mrs. Sabrina Campbell is the CTI Coordinator, and Mrs. Sabrina Woodruff is the Special Education Director.
Pictured are Darriel Nobles and Duane Tomlin
Also, in other news, Mr. Nobles and Mr. Tomlin received their service pins and recognition at the annual Georgia School Boards’ Association Conference in Atlanta. Mr. Nobles was recognized for 17 years of service and Mr.Tomlin for 22 years of service. They were recognized for this high achievement at Thurdays board meeting.