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Subjects Taught
Marketing & Entrepreneurship, Marketing Management, Marketing Principles


1989 Graduate Lithia Springs High School, Douglasville, GA

1993 Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Marketing, University of West Georgia

1996 Master of Education in Business Education, University of Georgia

2013 Exceptional Child Certification Kennesaw State University

2017-18 LEAD CTAE Program Douglas County School System


Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Marketing Education Certified

Business Education Certified

Special Education Interrelated Certified



Douglas County School System – Chapel Hill High School Douglasville, GA
8/1/2015 - Present
Marketing Education Teacher
DECA Advisor
The Panther Place – School Based Enterprise Advisor

Paulding County School System – North Paulding High School Dallas, GA
07/14 – 5/15
Marketing & Business Education Teacher
DECA Advisor
Pack Shack – School Based Enterprise Advisor

Georgia Connections Academy Duluth, GA
01/13 – 12/14 Business/Computer Education Instructor

West Georgia Technical College Douglasville, GA
08/13 – 12/14
Business Administration Technology Instructor


I am a lifelong resident of Douglas County and a graduate of the Douglas County School System.  After 19 years working in Marketing, Public Relations and Digital Media, I have the honor to mentor and teach the next generation of Marketing professionals.  Marketing Management is a pathway that develops students to understand the importance and master the skills of communication as well as the Marketing Functions of Pricing, Selling, Financing, Promotion, Market Research, Distribution/Logistics and Product/Service Management.  With the additional goal of instilling the entreprenuerial spirit, we aim at inspring the next generation of small business professionals.

While attending Lithia Springs High School, I was involved in the DECA program as a chapter officer, competitor and a GA DECA State Officer.  I am thrilled to be the DECA advisor here at Chapel Hill High School and continuing my service in this student organization.  Learn more about the CHHS DECA program by visiting our website:

Personally, I have been married to Jeff Austin for 23 years and we have three children:
Hannah - Senior majoring in Finance and Legal Studies at the University of Georgia; Emily - Sophomore majoring in Psychology and Biology as a Pre-Med student at the University of Georgia and Sam - 8th grader at Chapel Hill Middle School.