Director Biography

    College/University Date(s) Attended Courses and Accolades
    The International Culinary School of America
    The Art Institute of Atlanta
    Associates of Arts
    Culinary Arts
    The Art Institute 2005-2007
    Bachelors of Science
    Culinary Management
    Valdosta State University 2009-2011
    NTI Certification
    Master of Education
    Brief history/work experience
    I am originally from Athens, GA  and a HUGE Georgia Bulldog Fan **GO DAWGS!**.
    I am a graduate of The Art Institute of Atlanta. Born and raised in Athens, Georgia, and moved to Savannah in 2010. My husband and I live in Richmond Hill, GA with our daughter Rylee.  
    I LOVE what I do and I love to share my passion with my students here at ECCA.
    This is my 13th year teaching Culinary Arts. I previously taught at Greene County High School in Greensboro, GA, where I was the FCCLA advisor, junior class advisor, and prom coordinator. I have also had the privilege of working as a caterer, cake decorator, baker, and line cook.
    • Trumps Catering--Athens, GA
    • University of Georgia Catering--Athens, GA
    • Bees Knees Bakery--Athens, GA
    • Jennings Mill Country Club--Athens, GA

    As you can see, I love all aspects of Culinary Arts. I have a real passion for pastries and cake decorating as well as catering.

    Noteworthy Facts
    • 2018-2019 GATFACS Teacher of the Year
    • GATFACS Region 9 Vice President
    • 2018-2019 GA DOE CTAE LEAD Program
    • 2017 Effingham County BOE Aspiring Leaders Program
    • 2016-2017 ECCA Teacher of the Year
    • Certified Culinarian
    • Certified ServSafe Instructor and Registered Proctor
    • Serve Safe Certification
    • Wilton Method Instructor
    • Wilton Decorating Certification
    • WTOC Top Teacher 2012-2013
     Shuman Family
Last Modified on September 18, 2019