State representatives tour DeKalb Tech
Senator Douglas also present for tour of Newton Campus
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.
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. newtoncountyschools.org 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 www.dekalbtech.edu.
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.
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.