• Catherine Bailey, English instructor – Master of Arts in English – Jacksonville State University 
  • Toni Bishop, Skills Training specialist – Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts with a minor in Business Administration – Athens State University 
  • Edward Brown, Adult Education instructor – Master of Arts in International Security Studies – University of Arizona 
  • Sonya Deramus, outreach advisor for Upward Bound – Master in Social Work – Jacksonville State University 
  • Dr. Farrah Hayes, dean of Academic Services – Doctorate in Developmental Education Administration – Sam Houston State University 
  • Cathy Hicks, scholarship manager – Master of Science in Management – Faulkner University 
  • Catrina Maddox, clerk for Upward Bound – Bachelor of Science of Liberal Studies with minors in Sociology and Human Resource Management – Athens State University 
  • Susan Smith, clerk for Financial Aid – Associate in Applied Science in Office Administration and Word Processing Specialist short-term certificate – Gadsden State Community College 
  • Kelsey Taylor, Diagnostic Medical Sonography instructor – Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Studies – Jacksonville State University


  • Billa Burger, instructor of Computer Science – Remote pilot recertification with the Federal Aviation Association 
  • Susan DiBiase, music theory instructor – Registered in Book 1 and Book 2 of Suzuki Teacher Training for Cello 
  • Dawn Dunaway, instructional designer – Certified Higher Education master reviewer, peer reviewer and course review manager for Credly; Creative Commons Certified Educator; Educator Level 1, Level 2 and Coach certifications from Edpuzzle; Certified Educator Level 1, Level 2 and Guide 3 for Flipgrid; and Certified Designing Your Online Course online facilitator 
  • Yolanda Monroe-Robinson, speech instructor – Completed the Independent Designing Your Online Course and the Independent Applying the QM Rubric Course through Quality Matters, a global organization leading quality assurance in online and digital teaching and learning environments 
  • Valerie Roberts, tutorial coordinator for Student Support Services – Completed ACT Certified Educator Training Program  

Professional Development Programs

  • Baisha Woody, director of Skills Training – Leadership St. Clair County graduate 
  • Laura Swann, registrar – Leadership Etowah graduate 
  • Veronica Miller, outreach advisor for Talent Search – Leadership Calhoun graduate  

Gadsden State Leadership Academy

  • Julie Anderson 
  • Alison Bowling 
  • Alanna Bates 
  • Dawn Dunaway 
  • Beth Enders 
  • Cathy Hicks 
  • Alicia Ingle 
  • Yolanda Monroe-Robinson 
  • Valerie Roberts 
  • Scott Simpson 
  • John Sudduth  

Instructional Leadership Academy

  • Robert Dunaway 
  • Trudie Guffey 
  • Julie White 
  • Ralph Whitfield 
  • Marshall Bailey 
  • Yolanda Monroe-Robinson

ACCS Financial Leadership Development Program

  • Keli Feely

ACCS Leadership Academy

  • Nancy Turner