Mrs. Barbara Catledge Hall is a seasoned educator with over 30 years of service to Fulton County Schools. Her most recent assignment with the school system is Career Internship Advisor for the Talented and Gifted Department. Mrs. Hall has a passion for life science which was sparked by her high school biology teacher. Mrs. Hall has obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry, a Master’s degree in Science Education, and she holds an Educational Specialist Degree in Administration and Leadership with an emphasis on curriculum development. Mrs. Hall has won numerous awards for excellence in education. She was recognized as one of two teachers from Georgia as a Radio Shack National Teacher. Other accomplishments are STAR Teacher, Excellence in Technology in Teaching in Georgia, Outstanding Community Service Project for Junior Civitan- North Georgia District, Learn and Serve America Grant, presenter at various local and national conference such as the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), selected as a Minority Research Fellowship-Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Industrial Fellowship for Teachers (GIFT)-Georgia Institute of Technology. Mrs. Hall enjoys planning family events, gourmet cooking, decorating, outside activities, and nature walks. She has a passion for working with youth and the elderly. She and her family adopted a senior living facility where they have volunteered regularly for the last seven years. Mrs. Hall says “I feel privileged to serve on the Board of Fulton Leadership Academy. I am committed to make a difference in the lives of young men as they prepare to become the Leaders of Tomorrow.”

John Solomon Blackshear II has worked in the public utility industry for over 30 years. John has worked in a variety of positions in engineering, technical services and supervision. He is currently a restoration manager with the Georgia Power Company. Mr. Blackshear developed a passion for science and mathematics and a strong desire to understand how things worked. This curiosity and passion assisted in completing an Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Howard University and a Master of Management of Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University. John Blackshear has been blessed beyond measure and from those whom have been given much, much is expected. To this end, he has a passion for the development of others. Mr. Blackshear has served as a GED tutor, graduation mentor, and a professional development coach. He knows that we stand in a critical point for our young males and he wants to ensure that these young men have the character, ethics, knowledge and skills to be successful in life.

Mr. Lawrence is the President and CEO of Anchor Partners, LLC. A firm proficient in R/E Development, Property Management, and Construction Management. Mr. Lawrence is the Founder of Camp 123, a residential 6 week summer camp for at risk boys. He is a member of Leadership Atlanta, BETA GAMMA SIGMA (Business Honor Fraternity); and a recipient of Georgia Southern University’s 1985 Annual Alumnus Award.

Dr. Sullivan served as a research chemist with Rohm-Haas Company. He also served forty-two years as an educator/administrator in higher education: North Carolina A.&T. State University(Chair of Chemistry);University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff( Dean of Arts and Sciences);Atlanta University Center (Director of The Science Research Institute);Fort Valley State University ( Dean of Academic Affairs and Acting President/Dean of Academic Affairs), and Morehouse School of Medicine ( Vice President of Operations and Planning). Dr. Sullivan served as research advisor for eight persons who received M.S. degrees in Chemistry. He has authored or co-authored research or construction applications which resulted in the receipt of over two hundred twenty million dollars. Dr. Sullivan states, "I was honored to provide former astronaut Ronald McNair with a recommendation in his successful quest to pursue a doctoral degree at MIT. I retired from Morehouse School of Medicine in 2007. During my academic career, it was my honor to serve on advisory research councils for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Human Virology (This Institute discovered of the cause of AIDS). "

Mr. Joyce is a current member of Fulton Leadership Academy Board of Directors.Mr. Joyce have worked in industry and education for his entire career. He is a Founding Member of Transportation Education Foundation of Georgia (TEFGA), ten years ago. TEFGA is a non-profit supported by businesses and industries, working in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education and the Technical College System of Georgia. TEFGA focuses on bringing career awareness to career fields related to air, ground, and sea transportation, as well as public safety. The target audience for TEFGA is high school and post-secondary students. Mr. Joyce is retired teacher and administrator from Fulton County Schools, where he served nineteen years until his retirement.Prior to getting into education, he was a manger in the area of construction risk management and worked for HWC and was based in Washington, D.C. Additionally, a he served as an air traffic controller at Miami/Fort Lauderdale airports.Mr. Joyce is also a pilot an ardent motorcyclist.


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