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Dr.  Shea  Byers
Media Specialist
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  • Ed.D. in Teaching and Learning                Piedmont College                                            2011
  • Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction           Piedmont College                                            2006
  • M.A. in History                                        Jacksonville State University                             2000
  • B.S. in History and Political Science           Shorter University (formerly Shorter College)    1996


Areas of Certification

     1995       6-12 Certification in Behavioral Science, Economics, Geography, History, and Political Science

     1999       Gifted Endorsement

     2000       Advanced Placement in United States History

     2007       P-5 Early Childhood Education

     2014       Advanced Placement in Psychology

     2014       P-12 Special Education General Curriculum Consultative

     2014       P-5 Special Ed. Language Arts, Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies Cognitive Level

     Pending Certification in Instructional Technology—Library Media



Like a Phoenix: The Restoration of New Echota, Eastern Capital of the Cherokee Nation Prior to the 1838 Removal (2000)

An Investigative Study on the Effects of Block Scheduling on Georgia High School Graduation Test Performance in Social Studies (2011)


My career in education began in 1998 when I became a social studies teacher at Coosa High School. I taught there for three years before taking a position at Coosa Valley Technical College, now Georgia Northwestern Technical College, as a School-to-Work Project Assistant. I worked with five school systems, providing materials to schools, assisting in staff development programs, recruiting and training business volunteers to present in schools, and presenting at the National Tech Prep Network Conference in Dallas, Texas. A promotion to full coordinator brought me to Appalachian Technical College, now Chattahoochee Technical College, where I initiated projects similar to those at CVTC. In addition, I was responsible for writing and managing the Tech Prep and School-to-Work Federal Grants, formulating articulation agreements with the four systems we serviced, and conducting numerous presentations about the school and the federal programs I was responsible for implementing. As changes in funding occurred at the federal level, I re-entered the classroom as a social studies teacher at Pickens High School. I taught at PHS for eleven years before being given the opportunity to come to Fannin County High School as the Media Specialist.