Congratulations to Ms. Kayla Hartline and the Chattooga High School Nutrition Food Science program for achieving Industry Certification.
This process takes two years and a lot of intense work to meet all 85 of the Georgia requirements to become an industry certified program.
Ms. Hartline and her students hosted advisory members from the community and five state representatives of the Family and Consumer Science Industry, as they evaluated her program and its ability to adequately prepare CHS students to be successful leaders in the Nutrition and Food Science Industry.
Ms. Hartline received full Industry Certification status in May 2021.
Kayla Hartline is a 2006 graduate of Chattooga High School and a 2010 graduate of Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education for Family and Consumer Science.
Kayla Hartline began her career in education by returning to her Alma Mater as a substitute teacher, and then began working in a variety of positions at Chattooga High School as she was mentored by Family and Consumer Science teachers Mrs. Darlene Scoggins and Mrs. Betty McWhorter. During the years 2011-2015 she worked as a Special Education Paraprofessional, Workforce Investment Act Coordinator, and Career Technical Instruction Coordinator; she defines these experiences as invaluable in her journey toward the role of Family and Consumer Science teacher, which she began in the fall of 2016. Teaching is a dream come true for Hartline, and she is grateful for the opportunity to live her dream on a daily basis. Her passion for teaching children in Chattooga County is a direct reflection of the investments made by the outstanding Chattooga County educators who taught her.
As the Family and Consumer Science teacher, Hartline serves as the FCCLA adviser and as the coordinator for the snack pack program at Chattooga High School. A few highlights from her years of teaching include honoring Mrs.Darlene Scoggins with the creation of the annual Miss Chattooga County Scholarship, having the first male National FCCLA Competitor, completing the National Leadership Academy for FCCLA Advisers, and the addition of the Food Science pathway to the Chattooga High School CTAE program.
Hartline began the process of achieving Industry Certification for the Nutrition and Food Science pathway two years ago. Industry Certification standards are developed collaboratively by the Georgia Department of Education Program Specialists and the state-level business associations. When a program becomes industry certified, it receives a “stamp of excellence”, which represents the apex of program quality. Only those programs that have successfully undergone rigorous reviews by leaders from business and industry are recognized with this distinction. This certification will benefit Chattooga High School students and provide them with employment opportunities and experience, and Industry Certification upon completing the Nutrition and Food Science pathway.
In addition, Hartline served as teacher of the year for Chattooga High School during the 2020-2021 school year. She currently serves as vice president of region one for the Georgia Association for Career & Technical Education (GACTE) organization.
Kayla Hartline grew up in Chattooga County, graduated from Chattooga High School and now lives in Summerville. She has one child, Karson.