Kelley M Likes
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
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 - 2018
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/Trainer, Center 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
Making Diversity Count
NBEA and GBEA Conference (National and Georgia Business Education Association) Atlanta
SERVICE TO PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Volunteer, Junior Achievement Fellows, 2011-2014
Adviser, Future Business Leaders of America, 2004-2010
Member, Parent Teacher Association, 1998-Present
MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
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.