State rep­re­sen­ta­tives tour DeKalb Tech

Sen­a­tor Douglas also present for tour of New­ton Cam­pus

The Covington News - - EDUCATION -

DeKalb Tech­ni­cal Col­lege Pres­i­dent Robin Hoff­man re­cently wel­comed Den­nis Pitts, North Ge­or­gia Field Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Lt. Gov. Casey Ca­gle, on a tour of the school’s New­ton Cam­pus.

Sen­a­tor John Douglas and New­ton County Board Com­mis­sioner Chair­man Aaron Varner joined Hoff­man, Pitts and DTC Vice Pres­i­dent of Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Richard Smith on the New­ton Cam­pus tour.

Sub work­shops

The New­ton County School Sys­tem’s Hu­man Re­sources De­part­ment will host four half-day work­shops for adults in­ter­ested in work­ing as sub­sti­tute teach­ers within the county.

Work­shops will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 29, Sept. 5, Sept. 26 and Oct. 10. At­ten­dance at one is re­quired for all sub­sti­tute teach­ers on the New­ton County ros­ter.

In­ter­ested in­di­vid­u­als must re­turn a com­plete teacher ap­pli­ca­tion packet to the NCSS Hu­man Re­sources De­part­ment be­fore they can reg­is­ter to at­tend one of the work­shops.

Ap­pli­cants must also sub­mit a $25 money or­der made payable to New­ton County School Sys­tem for the cost of a crim­i­nal back­ground check.

When an in­di­vid­ual re­turns an ap­pli­ca­tion and the back­ground check comes back clear, he or she will be no­ti­fied and given ap­proval to at­tend one of the work­shops.

Ap­pli­cants will re­ceive train­ing on class­room man­age­ment, in­struc­tional strate­gies and what to do be­fore stu­dents ar­rive and af­ter they leave school.

Any­one added to the sub­sti­tute ros­ter also must com­plete one full day of class­room ob­ser­va­tion in one of the county’s 20 schools. Per­sons hold­ing cur­rent or ex­pired pro­fes­sional teacher cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in any state are ex­empt from the work­shop and class­room ob­ser­va­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion on sub­sti­tute teach­ing in New­ton County, visit www. new­ton­coun­ or call the Hu­man Re­sources De­part­ment at (770) 7844904.

New de­gree at DTC

DeKalb Tech­ni­cal Col­lege has es­tab­lished an ac­cel­er­ated as­so­ci­ate de­gree pro­gram in crim­i­nal jus­tice de­signed for law en­force­ment of­fi­cers. The pro­gram has added course ex­emp­tion ex­ams for state-cer­ti­fied of­fi­cers.

The crim­i­nal jus­tice as­so­ci­ate de­gree of­fers cour­ses in Home­land Se­cu­rity, cy­ber­crime in­ves­ti­ga­tions, con­sti­tu­tional law and crim­i­nal pro­ce­dures.

Cour­ses in­clude tra­di­tional face-to-face classes and Web­based ex­pe­ri­ences. Fi­nan­cial aid through the HOPE Grant and other op­tions is avail­able to qual­i­fied ap­pli­cants.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the crim­i­nal jus­tice as­so­ci­ate de­gree, call Bev­erly Thomas at (770) 786-9522 or visit

Mercer grad­u­ates

Two New­ton County res­i­dents re­cently grad­u­ated from Mercer Univer­sity’s Eu­gene W. Stet­son School of Busi­ness and Eco­nomics. Vin­son C. But­ler of Cov­ing­ton and Thomas E. Har­ris of Ox­ford both re­ceived a Mas­ter of Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

An­other three Cov­ing­ton stu­dents re­ceived a Mas­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion. They are An­gela Kretschmar, Denise Y. Martin and Robin M. Briggs. Lind­say M. Wil­son (cum laude) and Kelley M. Mil­ner re­ceived a Bach­e­lor of Science in ed­u­ca­tion from Mercer.

Sub­mit­ted photo

First-hand im­pres­sions: DTC Vice Pres­i­dent of Eco­nomic Af­fairs Tanya Gor­man, left, Field Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Den­nis Pitts, DTC Pres­i­dent Robin Hoff­man, State Sen­a­tor John Douglas, DTC Vice Pres­i­dent of Stu­dent Ser­vices Larry Teems and Vice Pres­i­dent of Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Richard Smith visit the New­ton Cam­pus of DeKalb Tech­ni­cal Col­lege.

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