Ms. April Platt, 2020-2021

ECCA Teachers of the Year Nominations, 2020-2021

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Ms. April Platt

April Platt


ECCA Teacher of the Year Winner, 2020-2021

 Ms. Platt

April Platt
Healthcare Science
Program Director
Room Number: 304
912.754.5610 (tel)
912.330.4296 (fax)


Healthcare professional and devoted educator with a passion for teaching and guiding students through high school and beyond. Uses unique instruction and utilizes community and industry connections to create an immersive learning experience to help prepare students for work and life in the healthcare profession.



  • OneBlood Community Ambassador
    • Use Social media outlets and personal connections to recruit sites to host blood drives.
  • Georgia HOSA
    • Region 6 Representative - Competitive Events Chair
    • 1 of 20 in the 2019-2021 LEAD CTAE Cohort.
  • HSTEA President-elect
    • Voted in as HSTEA President-elect 2020-2021
  • Sunshine Club
    • Organize and implement multiple activities to support the staff at ECCA
  • Etiquette Dinner
    • Organized and implemented a dinner with expert etiquette training and dinner provided by ECCA Culinary students.
  • Miss ECCA Scholarship Pageant
    • Coordinating and organizing all aspects of the pageant.
  • HR Panel Discussion
    • Organized and hosted a panel discussion for students by regional Human Resources Professionals. 
  • Do It All With April
    • Use social media outlets to promote support for single mothers through inspirational posts.



  • Healthcare Science Technology Educators Assoc. Winter Conf., 2015-2020 
    • Presented a session on Work Ethic during winter 2019 
  • GACTE, 2014-2019
    • Gained CTAE specific information used in the classroom
  • National Consortium for Health Science Educators Conference, 2018
    • Earned a scholarship to attend and gain content specific information and tools used in class                          


  • Teacher of the Year nominee, 2016-2018
  • BLS Instructor, 2015-2020
    • Basic Life Support Instructor - Certify over 100 students each year
  • Key 100 Member2012
    • Nominated as a person who displays leadership qualities and is an asset to Memorial University Medical Center
  • GACE: Health and Physical EducationMay 2008
    • Certified to teach grades 8-12
  • Certified EECP Therapist, March 2005
    • Inaugural certification class



  • University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia
    • Education Specialist, January 2018- May 2019
      • Media Instructional Technology Specialist
  • Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia
    • Post-Baccalaureate, May 2017
      • Workforce Education & Development
  • Northcentral University, Prescott, Arizona
    • Masters of Education, October 2013
      • Athletic Coaching
  • Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
    • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, December 2003
      • Exercise Science