UHS teacher earns DECA certification

UHS marketing teacher Dana Boice is one of two in MIchigan to earn certification

A Utica High School Marketing teacher is one of two Michigan educators to
earn a national teaching certification from DECA incorporated.

UHS teacher Dana Boice earned National DECA certified trainer status for the
2012-2013 school year, allowing her to guide other educators for programs that
develop business and entrepreneur skills in students.

"The certification will also allow me to train other teachers and advisors on
how to use DECA as lessons and a competitive event," Boice said.

DECA’s education department designed the certification program to train key
leaders of state/provincial associations to effectively deliver presentations
and content useful to DECA local chapter advisors.

“Our goal is to build a network of qualified trainers who can deliver quality
and consistent professional development to fellow DECA advisors in their states
or regions,” said Ed Davis, Ed.D., executive director of DECA Inc. “As our
number of new chapters and new advisors continues to increase, our priority is
to equip our new professionals with the skills and resources necessary to
develop the most effective instructional programs for their students.”'

Boice will attend the DECA Central Region Leadership Conference at the
Detroit Marriot in November to present to advisors from Ohio, Illinois,
Wisconsin, Kentucky, Indiana and Minnesota.

As the UHS Marketing teacher, Boice oversees the school store - The Chieftain
Connection - which is annually receive national honors. Last year, the store was
named the second best in the nation.


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