NBEA LEADERSHIP SNAPSHOT Benita Moore
Monday, June 29, 2020
Posted by: NBEA
On July 1, 2020 NBEA welcomed a new President. Dr. Benita Moore follows Michigan's Colleen Webb who moves into the role of immediate-past president.
Benita Moore has been a member of NBEA, state and regional business education associations for over 40 years. Benita was born and raised in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area. Her college career began at then Clayton Junior College continuing on to Georgia State University, Atlanta (GSU); The University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville; and then back to GSU. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Business Education at GSU, Benita took a Graduate Teaching Assistantship position at UT while obtaining her master’s with the plan and “promise” of obtaining a teaching position in one of Tennessee’s community colleges upon completion of her master’s degree.
Upon completion of her master’s degree in Business Education, she began her full-time teaching career at Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tennessee, where she worked for two years. She then moved back to the Atlanta area and worked in DeKalb County Schools for one year and Clayton County Schools for three years. During this time she began work on her Ph.D. at Georgia State University, completing her doctorate in Business and Adult/Career Education. During her doctoral program, she started teaching at Clayton Junior College and retired in 2009 after 27 years at Clayton State University. While at Clayton, Benita was a professor of Business Education and also served as an administrator in several capacities. Moore's career also took her to work with the Technical College System of GA (TCSG), as a Curriculum Program Specialist. TCSG has 22 technical colleges, all regionally accredited, and she worked with the different college instructors and administrators on specific curriculum, assisted with articulation agreements between the technical colleges and University System of Georgia (USG) and private colleges, and conducted training for new TCSG instructors. With many TCSG instructors coming from industry as subject matter experts, most have limited formal teaching experience, so covering learning styles, classroom management techniques, active learning strategies, and other essential topics for these new instructors become important for student success. Benita is married to William Moore (for 41 years and pictured above with her family) and has two grown sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law, a grandson, and a granddaughter. When asked about her upcoming year as President, Moore told KeyingIN,"It is my pleasure to serve as your NBEA President. NBEA has been an important part of my career, and I look forward to working with you and moving us into the future."