DECA's 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year: Professor Wilkins
DeKalb Early College Academy is an amazing second home for me, and teaching here has been the best experience of my 10 year career. Wow, I can't believe that I have been able to successfully educate and positively influence tomorrow's leaders for 10 years; but, a more unbelievable feat is being selected as the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year. As a graduate of Georgia State University in the fields of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, along with the knowledge I have gained from overcoming the many challenges encountered during my life's journey, I have learned that it is highly difficult for any individual to successfully reach their goals alone. We desperately need those individuals that love, support, and inspire us in our pursuits to conquer obstacles that may be placed along our paths to success. It is one thing to 'know' mathematics, but a completely different position to 'teach' mathematics. I am grateful to have mastered both, as well as to have the ability to utilize the wisdom that my paths to success have bestowed in order motivate the youth that are experiencing similar challenges in their life with the same love, support, and inspiration that I was given.