GPTC’S Kye Haymore named president-elect of National Association for Paralegal Education
New organization head has been at college for 10 years
Kye Haymore has been teaching paralegal studies courses at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for 10 years. Seven years ago, she joined, and almost immediately became a rising star, in the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE).
After only one year of membership, she was appointed AAfPE Southeast Director, and held the position for six years. This fall she was named national president-elect for the 2016-2017 academic year. As president-elect, her main duty is to review and make recommendations on membership applications. Next year, she will be the AAfPE’s national president. Then as past-president the following year, she will have the job of nominating members of the organization to serve as directors and officers.
“We are so tickled that Kye is moving up in the association,” said C.J. Virgil Costly, a retired judge and GPTC paralegal studies program coordinator. “It’s good for her and brings additional distinction to our paralegal program.”
Haymore grew up and now resides on familyowned land outside Mansfield. She is a long-time member and leader at First United Methodist Church of Covington, and married to Chris Haymore, principal at Mansfield Elementary School.
After graduating from Rutledge Academy, Kye Haymore attended the University of Georgia, studying political science and attending law school. She passed the bar in 1996 and worked as a corporate lawyer in a healthcare organization for 10 years. She started teaching in 2006.
Haymore first joined AAfPE for the support it provides paralegal instructors.
“Paralegal teachers have difficulty because we are all attorneys with no background in education,” Haymore said. “We need each other to improve our class- room skills. AAfPE supports teacher development and provides classroom tools. It helps teachers learn how to teach, how to run a paralegal studies program, and how to connect that program to the local community.”
The support from AAfPE alongw with Haymore’s abilities is working.
“From the time in I enrolled in her Introduction to Law and Ethics class in January 2014, I had a great instructor and mentor in Kye Haymore,” said Stephanie Jackson, the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2015 student of the year and a GPTC graduate. She is passionate about guiding a new generation of lawtrained paralegals to enter this rapidly-expanding field. I am incredibly proud to have had Kye Haymore as an instructor, as a mentor, and as a friend.”
We are so tickled that Kye is moving up in the association. It’s good for her and brings additional distinction to our paralegal program.”
— C.J. Virgil Costly,
retired judge and GPTC paralegal studies program coordinator
Kye Haymore and J. Virgil Costley, Jr. are members of the faculty for paralegal studies at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.