Georgia Workforce Initiative adds to group’s leadership
by MDJ staff
July 01, 2014 09:13 PM | 1728 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Georgia Workforce Initiative, an organization associated with the Georgia Department of Education that promotes innovative educational programs throughout Georgia, recently announced Dr. Greg Barfield is now serving as the organization’s lead program specialist and Michaela Claus-Nix has been named as a program specialist.

Barfield works with Georgia-based businesses and schools to create educational programs that enhance students’ abilities to qualify for high-paying jobs after graduation. Barfield, who is also a program specialist for the Georgia Department of Education, previously worked as world languages coordinator for Fulton County Schools, as well as an adjunct professor of foreign language education and French for Kennesaw State University. He earned a master’s degree in secondary education and French from the University of West Georgia and also received a degree in language education and French from the University of Georgia.

Claus-Nix helps to build bridges between local schools and businesses in order to facilitate new educational programs and partnerships. Prior to joining GWI, she taught German for South Forsyth High School for 11 years. She earned her master’s degree in German and English in Berlin, Germany

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