Proficiency applications are due this coming Monday, February 2. We are
anticipating getting many excellent applications. I hope that each of you
are putting the final touches on your students' applications this week.

In an effort to continually improve the judging and application process,
this year we are going to invite teachers to help judge the applications on
the region level. We hope that this will give many of you the opportunity
to see many quality applications and hone your own skills so that you can
better serve your students. It will also allow more people to be involved
in the judging process so that each application gets more feedback.

I hope that you will take part in this opportunity. We are inviting all of
you to come to the *South Region office in Tifton on Thursday, February 5
at 3:00 *to help. If you cannot come until later in the afternoon, that is
okay--just let us know. Mr. Waldrop and Mrs. Crick will give an orientation
and go over the rubric for judging. Teachers will not be allowed to judge
any of their own applications.

If you are willing to participate in this activity, please go to this link
to register:

Region Proficiency Judging

Thank you so much for considering helping in this process!

Lynn Barber, Ed.D.
South Region Agricultural Education Director
Georgia Department of Education
ABAC 34, 2802 Moore Hwy.
Tifton, GA 31794
229-386-3428 (office)
912-584-8442 (cell)

*"Educating Georgia's Future"*