New Director of Career and Technical Education Named

Interim Commissioner: 
Gregory C. Dozier
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Jalon Heard
Contact Number: 
(478) 992-5247
Contact Email: 
Jalon.Heard@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
January 29, 2018
STATE OF GEORGIA

New Director of Career and Technical Education Named

Dr. Heather Corbett Promoted

FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier announced the promotion of Dr. Heather Corbett to Director of Career and Technical Education, effective February 1, 2018. As Director, Dr. Corbett will be responsible for all technical and on-job training programs to prepare our offenders for successful reentry.

“Dr. Corbett’s vast knowledge of the education system along with her drive and determination make her a valuable asset to this agency.” said Commissioner Dozier. “We are excited to have her leadership skills to help enhance our Vocational and On the Job training programs.”

Prior to joining the department, Dr. Corbett held various positions across the state. She served as a teacher in Henry County, a Science Specialist for the Georgia Department of Education and Director of Public Relations and Communications as well as an Assistant Principal in the Lowndes County School System. Heather led schools to perform in the top 5% of the state while earning state and national recognitions as a School of Excellence and Lighthouse School to Watch.

Dr. Corbett holds a Doctorate in Leadership from Valdosta State University, a Master’s degree in Middle Grades Science and Language Arts from Brenau University, a Specialist degree in Middle Grades Science from University of West Georgia, and a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Science and Language Arts from Valdosta State University. She holds several state teaching certificates, is a Farm Bureau Grant and Henry Education Foundation Grant recipient, a National Dean’s List Scholar, and received the National Collegian Education Award.

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 52,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees.

For more information on the GDC call 478-992-5247 or visit http://www.gdc.ga.gov

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