Kelley M Likes



University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA                                E.D.S. in Media and Technology, 2006

University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA                                Master’s in Business Education, 2004

DeVry University, Atlanta, GA                                                     B.S. in Business Administration, 2002

West Central Technical College, Douglasville, GA                     A.A.  in Marketing and Management, 2000 

        T-6 Certificates in Business Education, Marketing, and Media Specialist (grades 7-12)



Business/Technology Teacher in Atlanta, GA    2007 - Present    

Teaching:  Introduction to Computers, Multimedia and Design, E-Business & Website Design, and Financial Management

Web Developer, Various Organizations   2010 – Present

Maintain websites: update inventory and content and database management. Create marketing materials including forms, surveys, and newsletters.  

PayPal integration and order processing.  Work with individuals with varying levels of technological know how.  

Content Writer, Spider Learning   2014 – 2015

Created content for Microsoft Office and Google products.  Created tests, quizzes, video lessons, and projects for six, twelve lesson, units.

Associate/TrainerCenter for Teacher Effectiveness    2009 – 2016

Present eight-hour teacher training seminars on classroom management. Participants receive three graduate credits upon completion of coursework. 200+ participants.

HR Director/Tutor, Veritas Institute, Duluth, GA    2007– 2009

Advertised positions. Interviewed potential candidates. Tutored small classes of students in English, Public Speaking, and Current Events.


Business Education Teacher in Lithia Springs, GA    2005 – 2007    

Taught:  Computer Repair, Computer Networking, Computer Foundations, and Digital Media and Design.


Business Education Teacher in Dallas, GA    2004-2005     

Taught:  Computer Applications, Business Document Processing, Business Data Applications, and Programming.

Business Education/Computer Technology Teacher, WCTC, Douglasville, GA    2002-2004    

Taught:  Introduction to Computers, Business Document Processing, Basic and Advanced Excel, Basic and Advanced Access to adult students.



GA State Industry Certification, East Paulding High School, 2005

GA State Industry Certification, Lithia Springs High School, 2007                                                                                             


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                                   

Peer Coaching

Making Diversity Count

NBEA and GBEA Conference (National and Georgia Business Education Association) Atlanta



Volunteer, Junior Achievement Fellows, 2011-2014

Adviser, Future Business Leaders of America, 2004-2010

Member, Parent Teacher Association, 1998-Present



Georgia Business Education Association (GBEA)

National Business Education Association (NBEA)

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)



In addition to writing workbooks, I write books for children and young adults.



I have a wonderful husband of 25+ years and 5 spectacular children:  Taisha, Xanthos, Zerin, Mali-Kjerstine, and Daxton Thomas. 


My teaching philosophy is that everyone can learn, given the correct tools.  I'm a hands-on project-based learner and teacher.