Whitney Lester - Department Chair

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Mrs. Whitney Lester
Work-Based Learning/YAP Coordinator
CTAE Supervisor
CTAE Department Chair
AP Coordinator
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Mrs. Lester

About Me
Hello!  My name is Whitney Lester and I am a native to Douglas County.  I am a product of the Douglas County School System where I attended Chapel Hill Elementary School, Chestnut Log Middle School, and graduated from Douglas County High School in 1996.  This is my 7th year here at New Manchester High School.  I received my BS in Sociology in May 2001 from the University of West Georgia.  After working in the business world for a while I decided to pursue a career in education.  I received my Business Education teaching certificate in December 2003.  After completing my student teaching at Chapel Hill High School I taught one year at Yeager Middle School, 11 years at Chapel Hill High School.  I currently am the Work-Based Learning/YAP Coordinator and Department Chair of the CTAE Department.  Besides teaching, I enjoy raising my 15 year old twins (Blakely & Drew) and my 7 year old Piper with my husband, Phillip, as well as, crafting and decorating.  We are active members of First Presbyterian Church of Douglasville.  

I love teaching!  I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature.  It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential by providing an environment that is safe and invites sharing of ideas.  For myself, teaching provides an opportunity for continual learning and growth.  One of my hopes as an educator is to instill a love of learning in my students, as I share my own passion for learning with them.  I feel there is a need for compassionate, strong, and dedicated individuals who are excited about working with children.  In our competitive society it is important for students to not only receive a good, solid education but to work with someone who is aware of their individual needs.  I am such a person and will always strive to be the best educator that I can be.  

Mrs. Lester

What is Work-Based Learning?

The Work-Based Learning (WBL) program is designed to provide experiences and activities that support a school to career transition.  This simply means that students are allowed to work off campus in the business community in order to learn more about a chosen career.  Once a student has met all requirements of WBL, the WBL Coordinator will determine the correct WBL placement for the student.  The students will earn one unit of credit for each completed WBL course.