Dekalb Agriculture Technology & Environment, Inc.

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The goal of DeKalb Agriculture Technology & Environment, Inc. is to educate a student population about the essential need to consider environmental ramifications of technology and other business decisions, via a hands-on, community-oriented instructional curriculum. The Academy will improve student achievement via a curriculum which:

  • Recognizes the important link between technology and the environment
  • Promotes higher order thinking skills – critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making
  • Motivates students by offering a real world context for learning
  • Engages learners in investigative, hands-on/minds-on, student-centered, and cooperative activities between industry and environmental groups
  • Advances educational reform goals
  • Correlates to state and national academic standards
  • Considers the environment in its totality, i.e., the co-existence of business and the environment
  • Promotes continuous lifelong learning

Board of Directors

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Dr. Joe Ani is a professional trained teacher with Diploma in Accounting, Economics and Education; as well as Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) in Accounting and Vocational Business; an Executive Certificate in Transformational Leadership from INT-USA through Beulah Heights University, Atlanta; an MBA in Accounting; and a Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) in Global Leadership and Organizational Management.


He has over 35 years of combined comprehensive experience in leadership, training, nonprofit organization, cultural integration, human capital development, accounting, Tax Services, Payroll, financial management, and business consulting services. Dr. Ani is published and has a passion for “Nonprofit, Cross-cultural Relationship, Process Improvement, Performance and Sustainability”.


Dr. Ani currently serves on different boards as the Secretary, Board of Directors, Institute for National Transformation (INTUSA), is the Founder and CEO of Light of Hope Outreach, a non-profit organization and Janic Business Group, LLC. Dr. Ani has earned the prestigious former Governor Sunny Purdue’s Citation for Community Service. He also serves on the Boards as treasurer, for Chamblee Charter High School.

Dr. Ani

Dr. Ida Love is a 40-year educator. She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Grambling State University, Master of Science in Reading from Central Missouri State University, Educational Specialist in Elementary School Administration for Central Missouri State University and Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri- Kansa City. Dr. Love has been a leader in her field, becoming the trailblazer in setting high expectations. Her accolades include being Deputy Superintendent of the Kansas Missouri City School District, Interim Superintendent of the Kansas Missouri City School District, Superintendent of City Schools for Decatur School District, and Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Georgia Department of Education.


Throughout Ida’s years in the school system, she’s had the opportunity to serve in every capacity from a teacher to Superintendent. Her philosophy is “All children can learn and be successful with proper guidance and strong leadership in the school”. It starts with successful early learning programs to build a foundation for all future learning thereafter.

Dr. Ida Love

Stefani Carter received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Georgia and Master of Arts in Audiology and Speech Pathology from the University of Memphis. She has worked almost 20 years as a Speech Language Pathologist in early intervention, private practice, school systems, and Trauma hospitals.


Stefani currently serves for the Dekalb County Board of Health as a Healthcare Manager. Under this title, she manages both state and federal programs including Babies Can’t Wait, Children’s Medical Services, Children First, Immunization Program, and Adolescent Health and Youth Development. Stefani also managed a private practice therapy company Speech 2Me Communication, LLC for speech, occupational, and physical therapy services.

Ms. Carter

Reginald Barrino received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Howard University. He has over 34 years of Environmental Engineering experience at his current employer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Reginald strives to live up to and exemplify his alma mater’s motto “Veritas et Utilitas or In Truth and Service”. He believes strongly that the best communities are made when people give back by becoming involved through community service and by creating awareness and providing solutions to help improve the quality of life in many communities.


Reginald has a broad and varied community service background and has served as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and on the deacon board at Wings of Faith Ministries of Conley, Georgia. He has also served as a mentor for EPA’s Greater Leadership Opportunities Fellowship Program, committed to STEM education and to encourage scholars to obtain advanced degrees and pursue careers in environmentally related fields. Reginald also privately tutors and mentors’ scholars throughout Metro Atlanta.

Mr. Barrino

Darold Honore, Jr. received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Georgia State University and obtained his master’s from Strayer University. He currently owns a Farmers Insurance Agency in Downtown Lithonia. Darold is a community advocate that has served as Mayor and now as councilman for the city of Lithonia.


He has devoted years of service to the Dekalb community in many ways, in 2004 he was appointed by the Dekalb Board of Commissioners to the Dekalb Board of Health, where he became the first African American Chairman of the Board. Darold continues to service the community with his appointment to the executive board of the Dekalb History Center, he joined the Medical Reserve Corps for Dekalb County and volunteered with the Dekalb Library Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce. Darold volunteers as the Assistant Scout Masters at D.A.T.E. He is a member of Leadership Dekalb class of 2008. Darold is married and has one son.

Mr. Honore’

George Jones is a Technical Architect Manager with 22 years of Enterprise Software Development and Delivery experience in driving the vision for digital platforms in complex IT environments. Championed Software Delivery Life Cycles by expanding his experience as a Software Developer and DevOps Engineer. In the last 15 years, George has implemented multiple Software Applications and DevOps based solutions in France, India and the US.


A heart for the outdoors, George is an active cyclist, skier and hiker. Sports that allow him to maintain his love for the environment and horticulture. A Scoutmaster for Troop 1833 for 8 years with 17 Scouts. Boy Scouts of America Soapstone Ridge District Chair for 3 years leading an organization servicing 1660 Scouts, 340 Scout Leaders and 2050 parents. Responsible for defining and implementing the strategic vision for the district’s Boy Scouts.


George is serving Dekalb Agricultural Technology & Environment Charter School Board of Directors for 14 years. He received his Computer Information Science Degree from Morris Brown College. Married for 22 years with three children.

Mr. Jones

Anthony James is originally from Rockmart, Georgia and is a native of Rockmart, Georgia and received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Science and in Network Engineering from DeVry University. He received his master’s degree in Information Systems Management from Keller Graduate School. He is a certified Project Management Professional since 2015. He is the former Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer for Computer Mainstream Corporation.


As an Information Technology professional with over 30 years of experience, he’s managed large complex projects for the Public sector and as well as the Private sector. He’s worked on transformational projects for the State of Georgia with the Department of Public health and the City of Atlanta.

Mr. James

Dominique Osborne Carreker is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Auburn University-Montgomery and her master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Troy State University. She is a retired US Navy Chief Petty Officer and is a sought-after Subject Matter Expert in the Water Wastewater Industry for over 29 years.


As a water industry professional for 29 years, she was directly responsible for the daily operational components of a 140 million gallon a day water treatment plant for 12 years. Currently, she is the Training Coordinator for the Department of Watershed Management. Where she developed, designed, and implemented a certification training program for the Department of Watershed Management employees. These in-house training activities have saved the department 1,000,000 training dollars. Accomplishments: Georgia licensed Water Treatment Professional, 1st Female Principal Water Treatment Operator, implemented a Middle School Internship Program, and is the COVID-19 Administrator. Recipient of the Stellar Moment Award (twice) and the Employee of the Quarter (twice).


During her 24-year tenure in the US Navy, she managed the operational duties of a 40-member medical and dental unit and facilitated courses for The Center for Professional and Personal Development. Overall, each assignment builds personal, professional, and leadership competencies for all sailors to strengthen the Navy’s mission readiness. Accomplishments: Three Naval and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for superior performance, Leading Medical Chief Petty.

Ms. Carreker


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Applicants are urged to read the items on the application carefully before answering them as directed.

Fill in the application accurately in your own handwriting or typeset.

The following items must be on file before your application can be processed:
– Completed Application
– Transcript verifying Bachelor’s Degree or higher
– If you are currently certified or in the process of being certified, please show proof of your
certificate or enrollment in an Education Prep Program.
– If a position becomes available that you are interested in, please write a letter of interest.
– If you are interested in multiple positions, write separate letters of each interest for each desired position.

Since we receive numerous applications for positions each year, it is not possible to notify each applicant concerning the status of his/her application. Applicants may call or write concerning the status of their application.

Applications will remain in our active file for one year only. If further consideration is desired the application must be renewed by June 1, of each year.

It is the policy of the DeKalb Agriculture Technology & Environment, Inc. Board of Directors to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability, handicap in any of its educational programs, services, activities or employment practices.
* September 1, 2006, Georgia implemented the GACE series of educator assessments, newly aligned with state and national standards for educator preparation and with state standards for P-12 student curriculum (Georgia Performance Standards).


Our Board of Directors subscribes to the tenet that an outstanding education program in this Academy is dependent upon the employment and retention of the best-qualified professional personnel.

1. Selection of professional personnel shall be based on the following factors:

Certification by the Georgia Professional Standards.
Quality of past training and/or experience.
Demonstration of professional competencies.
Suitability for the position as it relates to present staff, instruction program and building organization for subject or grade level.
Demonstration lesson in selected classes.

2. All applicants must have an interview with a member of the administrative staff and a team of teachers before receiving a final appointment.

3. An applicant selected for employment will be notified by the Personnel Department. All professional personnel are employed subject to approval by the Board of Directors.


1. A Georgia Certificate/License is a prerequisite for employment.

2. Teachers who hold a valid certificate/license from another state and meet Georgia elementary or
secondary requirements.

3. Upon successful completion of appropriate test of GACE, your permanent certificate requirements will be

4. Please visit for details concerning Georgia Certification Standards

5. For an alternative employment submittal option email your resume to