The Department of Education is dedicated to establishing links to the field, alumni and providing engaging opportunities for students. Several committees and organizations are important to achieving these goals.


Alumni Advisory Group

The Alumni Advisory Group is intended to strengthen the vitality and fidelity of the Paine College teacher education legacy by building bridges between first-year students and alumni from the Department of Education. The organization provides input on program development, lead mentoring opportunities, workshops and activities facilitating friend-raising.

If you are a first-year student or alumni of the Department of Education and would like to participate in this group, please contact the Department of Education at 706-432-0727.


Teacher Education Advisory Committee

The Teacher Education Advisory Committee at Paine College provides a line of communication to local education practitioners. The Department of Education would like to thank these individuals for there willingness to participate on the TEAC committee.

Function Name Department/School/Position
Content Experts Dr. E. Prince - Biology Mathematics, Sciences and Technology
Dr. M. Taylor - History Humanities
Dr. C.P. Abubucker - Mathematics Mathematics, Sciences and Technology
Partnering Schools Mr. A. Mountain Richmond County School System
Debbie Clark Augusta Technical College - Dean of Business and Personal Studies
Urban Mr. Ricky Lumpkin Wilkinson Gardens Principal
Ms. Joslyn Fields Richmond County School System
Suburban Mr. Michael Johnson Columbia MG Principal
Rural Nakita Foreman Burke County Teacher
Student Representative Natasha Adebiyi GAE President
Samantha West KDP President
Alumni Representative Deborah Rashada Langford; 7th grade Social Studies teacher
GACE I and II Preparation Dr. S. Reid TEC



The GAE-SP (Georgia Association of Educators Student Program) is a program sponsored by the Georgia Association of Educators and the National Educators Association. GAE’s student program is designed to provide college students with the opportunity to make their voice heard locally, statewide and nationally through activities that affect their chosen profession – teaching. GAE’s student program works to help students make the smooth transition from the campus to the classroom by exploring the critical non-instructional aspects of the profession.

For more information please visit or if you are interested in joining this organization please contact Dr.LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis in the Department of Education.