THINC College & Career Academy is guided by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is directly accountable to the Board of Directors. The CEO’s primary focus is the continuous improvement of the partnership that created the academy and of the programs included as part of the curriculum.
Gerald Wyatt is a business leader who strives for excellence in all that he does. Over his career, Mr. Wyatt has served in Manufacturing (Exxon-Mobil, Mando America), Financial Services (Synovus) and Non-profit capacities (Habitat for Humanity, Body of Christ Worship Center). In each of these roles, Mr. Wyatt demonstrated exemplary leadership and organizational development. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Wyatt served on the Board of THINC and filled the role of Finance Chair.
Mr. Wyatt has a passion for Youth Enhancement, Economic Development and Strategic Thinking. As CEO, his three main focuses are Brand Awareness, Model Duplication and Expanded Partnerships. With the combination of these ideas, Mr. Wyatt is charged with positioning THINC for sustained growth and expansion. Mr. Wyatt is extremely excited to collaborate with others in order to take THINC to its fullest potential.
Dr. Williams holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from LaGrange College, a Master’s in Teaching from LaGrange College, and a Doctorate of Education from Columbus State University. He also received the Education Specialist from Columbus. In addition to his pedagogical expertise, Dr. Williams is well informed about today’s technology. After high school, he worked with one of the Navy’s two most technologically advanced systems, the Tomahawk Cruise Missile Weapon System. After leading a team of six men aboard the USS Paul F. Foster during Desert Storm, Dr. Williams worked in IT for Trackmobile, Federal Mogul, and Interface Flooring.
After graduating college with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology, Pike planned to attend medical school. She signed up for a Kaplan course to prepare for the MCAT and, at the same time, applied for a job at Callaway High School. She walked into her first classroom and left nine years later.
As the first registrar of THINC, Pike joins the team with a tool belt of relevant experience. From teaching science at Callaway High School for nine years, to serving as an administrator at Gardner Newman Middle School for four years, to registering students for classes at LaGrange High School for the last two years, Jennifer is shaped to serve THINC’s students as registrar and career advisor.
Dear Community Members,
In the beginning, there were 108 community members who participated in the process to develop a new kind of school, centered around community needs and driven by business and industry. A plan was developed, and THINC Academy became a reality, with Kia Motors leading the way.
We opened our doors to students in 2015, and now, we are ready to take it to the next level. Beginning in January 2016, over 50 community members came back together to develop a 3-year strategic plan to guide our work as we move forward to achieve our goals.
Many thanks to all who gave their time, support and ideas to bring this plan to life. Their work is truly appreciated. Please review the plan and know your continued support will be needed. We have big goals, and we expect to be a model of educational transformation and workforce development for Troup County.
We look forward to making a difference in the lives of our students and our community. Please join us in this extraordinary effort and know your support is appreciated.
Gerald Wyatt, CEO
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