Bethany Gilliam, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Statesboro High School has been selected by Georgia’s Family Community & Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter to receive its Master Adviser Award. Gilliam, who is an advisor for Statesboro’s FCCLA chapter, will be honored on March 17, during the 2017 Georgia FCCLA State Leadership Conference at the Classic Center in Athens.
"I am honored to be selected as a Master Adviser from the state of Georgia,” Gilliam said. “I know it would not be possible without my amazing students.”
The Master Adviser Award recognizes FCCLA advisers who have been successful in the following: advising an affiliated chapter for a minimum of three years, promoting the organization, operating an integrated chapter with a balanced program of work, facilitating youth-centered activities and keeping abreast of new happenings within the organization. "FCCLA is a wonderful co-curricular student organization with which I am proud to be an advisor,” Gilliam added.
Georgia FCCLA has also forwarded Gilliam’s application to the FCCLA’s national headquarters in Reston, VA, for recognition at the 2017 National Leadership Conference in Nashville, this July. In a statement issued by Georgia FCCLA, the organization said, “We commend Bethany’s demonstrated ability to organize and carry out meaningful FCCLA chapter activities.”
Gilliam is a 2008 graduate of Statesboro High, and this is her first year with Bulloch County Schools. The courses she teaches at SHS are part of the school’s Early Childhood Education Career Pathway. She previously taught four years with Long County Schools, where she also served as a FCCLA advisor and had students advance to the state and national levels of competition each year and had two students serve as state officers.
Gilliam is also the FCCLA advisor for the organization’s Region Nine. In this role she oversees the setup of region competitions and serves as an informational resource for fellow advisors.