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Tonya Gatlin

 

  • CTAE Director & Work-Based Learning / Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator 
  • CTAE Department Head, Graduation Committee, & PBIS Committee
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  • Education
    • Nova Southeastern University – Educational Leadership,  Educational Specialist 
    • Lee University – Masters in Arts & Teaching
    • Covenant College – Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management (Minor) Accounting
    • Dalton State College – Associates Degree in Accounting
  • Experience
    • January 2022 –  Present CTAE Director & Work-Based Learning / Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator, Dade County High School
    • July 2007 - May 2022 Business & Technology Teacher & FBLA Adviser, Dade County High School
    • July 2017 – May 2022 Adjunct Instructor of Computer Science at Georgia Northwestern Technical College
  • Highlights:
    • DCHS Teacher of the Year (2010)
    • Industry Certified Program / Business Pathway (2010) (2017)
    • Georgia FBLA New Adviser of the Year (2010)
    • Georgia FBLA Executive Board (2010-2011)
      • Georgia FBLA State Officer / Vice-President
    • Georgia FBLA Executive Board (2011-2012)
      • Georgia FBLA State Officer / President 
    • Georgia FBLA Adviser of the Year (2013)
    • Dade Chamber Educator of the Year (2014)
    • DCHS Teacher of the Year (2016-2017)
    • STAR Teacher (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)
    • FBLA National Competitors/Winners (2010-2020)



I’m truly blessed to have a career that I absolutely love. My success as an educator for the past 16 years is due to the students that I’ve had the privilege of teaching and the staff members that have encouraged me along the way. 



  • Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." —Confucius