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Sharon Hendricks to Join the TAG Education Collaborative Board of Directors

07-16-2011 11:35 AM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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Long time Education Advocate to bring Visibility and Fundraising Expertise to Board

ATLANTA (July 14, 2011) – TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), the charitable organization established by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) that is dedicated to preparing the next-generation workforce through better education and real-life job experiences, announced today the addition of Sharon Hendricks to the Board of Directors. Hendricks is a strong advocate for improving the education system in Georgia and has a proven track record for raising funds for organizations supporting this cause.

Dan McDade, President & CEO of Point Clear LLC and Chair of the TAG Education Collaborative Board commented, “We are very pleased that a person with Sharon’s knowledge and experience has joined the TAG-Ed Board. Her creativity and passion for education has been evident from our first conversation. Sharon brings a strong voice for doing what is best for the student and her other volunteer activities fit nicely with our efforts to improve workforce readiness for technology careers.”

Sharon Hendricks serves as a Vice President of Forsyth County Council PTA and Family Engagement. In her position, she is responsible for assisting families to become more involved in their child's education, as well as engaging with Forsyth County Schools to promote engagement with a renowned national association.
Sharon has been a member of PTA for 15 years and involved in multiple programs to foster advanced curriculums and lead SPLOST funding campaigns focused on education as well as serving as a judge for the teacher of the year for Forsyth County. She has organized, marketed and designed events and fundraisers focused on bringing awareness to the needs of schools and county wide education. In her current capacity with the county she works directly with schools and the school board to ensure that parents are aware of the needs and opportunities for children and focused on improving Georgia’s future workforce.
Sharon and her husband, Robert, reside in Forsyth County and have two school aged children that attend Forsyth County Schools.

Tino Mantella, President of Technology Association of Georgia adds, “Sharon will be a tremendous addition to the board. Her passion for helping Georgia’s youth, combined with her organization skills will reap dividends for TAG-Ed and ultimately our students, for years to come.”

For more information on the Student Internship Program, visit www.tagedonline.org or contact Michael Robertson, Executive Director of TAG Education Collaborative at mrobertson@tagonline.org .

About TAG Education Collaborative
TAG Education Collaborative initiatives include a student internship program, the WebChallenge competition for high school students, and the Vine Event, a fundraiser launched in 2009 which has raised more than $80,000 to support STEM education. The TAG Education Collaborative provides middle school and high school programs designed to provide these students with hands-on activities that enable them to gain an appreciation for the opportunities available in STEM careers. For additional information, visit TAG Education Collaborative or contact Michael Robertson at (404) 920 – 2038 or mrobertson@tagonline.org

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About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 13,000 members and hosting over 170 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.

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Technology Association of Georgia
75 Fifth Street NW Suite 730, Atlanta, GA 30308
Becky Biggs
Director, Public Relations & Georgia’s Technology Evangelist
404-920-2008
becky@tagonline.org

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