Coffee High Academies wrapped up their initial advisory board meetings with the Academy of Fine Arts, Business, & Information Technology (FBIT). Present at the meeting and pictured are Back Row L to R: AJ Thomas - Computer Science Major and math teacher at GWCFC, Stacey Hill - parent representative, Jeannie Amerson - Consultant Impact 21 & business owner (Becky's Gifts), Dr. Le Lang - Assistant Principal Academy of Fine Arts, Business, & IT, Logan Evans - Director of Information Systems Coffee County School System, Brandy Barlow - CTAE teacher, Brian Norris - Business owner The Martin, Norris Shoes, Lisa Tierney - Member of Coffee Alliance for the Arts, Emily Courson - Director of Tourism & Events Coffee County Chamber of Commerce, Andrea Gray - Academy Lead for Academy of Fine Arts, Business, & IT Front Row L to R: Liz Grantham - Branch Manager Douglas National Bank, Blair Brawner - Owner Eve, James Lowther - Counselor Academy of Fine Arts, Business, & IT, Marterrius Hall - Student Representative, JoAnn Danna - Member Coffee Alliance for the Arts, Amber Whitley - Student Representative.
In their initial meeting, the advisory board members discussed ways they could support guest speaker opportunities and field trips for academy students. Part of the advisory board's mission is to help make sure that courses, pathways and options that are offered at CHS are meeting the needs of the community. A discussion was brought to the board in regards to two new CTAE pathway options. The board gave valuable feedback in terms of community workforce needs and favored one particular pathway. The board will meet again in November to help advise and plan an exciting community event that will be a comprehensive academy project. CHS would like to extend a huge thank you to our community partners that choose to invest their time and talent to make this community stronger!