For Immediate Release: Sept. 10, 2019
Contact: Nora Shoptaw (336) 370-8386
Media Desk (336) 574-5730
GCS Appoints New Executive Director of Career and Technical Education
Dr. Eboni Chillis joins district from Clayton County Public Schools
Greensboro, N.C. – Dr. Eboni Chillis was named the new executive director for Career and Technical Education (CTE). The appointment was approved by the Guilford County Board of Education on Tuesday.
Chillis comes to GCS from Clayton County Public Schools in Georgia, where she has served as director/coordinator of Career Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) since 2011. Under her leadership, the district achieved a 95 percent graduation rate among CTAE students, implemented CTAE pathways in 11 high schools and 15 middle schools and increased CTAE pathway completion by 40 percent.
Her previous experience includes roles as an adjunct instructor in middle secondary education at Georgia State University; six years as an audio/video and film technology instructor, department chair, leadership team member and professional learning liaison at the high school level; a senior production technician at the CBS affiliate in Atlanta and a freelance video producer and videographer.
Chillis has a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Morris Brown College, a master’s degree in K-12 education from Cambridge College and a doctoral degree in instructional design for online learners from Capella University. She will begin her new role on Sept. 24.
About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com<www.gcsnc.com>.
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