Yolanda Surrency, Fort Valley State University’s Technology Curriculum Specialist, develops and conducts curricula to meet the educational technology needs of Georgia citizens. Her outreach efforts include K-12 school systems, senior adult communities, and workforce development partnerships. Her teaching experiences in non-traditional classroom setting include programs such as Microsoft Office programs, Email and Internet and Computer Literacy. Additionally, she has CompTIA A+ and Network+, GBI’s Cybernet Safety and Real Colors Facilitator Training certifications. As a result of her certifications, community-based teaching efforts and presentation skills, she’s earned awards and recognition by the International Community Development Society and Professional Agricultural Workers Conference. Moreover, Surrency also serves as an adjunct professor at Central Georgia Technical College and Fort Valley State University where she teaches introductory business courses.
Along with her teaching and outreach experiences, Surrency is a graduate student at Georgia Southern University pursing a doctorate (Ed.D) in Curriculum Studies. Prior to her doctoral studies, she earned a M.S. in Administration, a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology and provided 12 years as a soldier in the United States Army Reserves.