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As the nation’s oldest and most renowned historically Black college for women, Spelman College’s fundamental foundation is to educate women and develop educators. From elementary to higher education, Spelman has cultivated education leaders who serve the world. In the introduction of the College’s 100th anniversary book, "Spelman: a centennial celebration 1881-1981," Beverly Guy-Sheftall references a journalist’s “assertion” made during the College’s 50th anniversary: “No history of women’s education in America would be complete without the story of Spelman.”
 

Victoria Seals

Victoria Seals, C'91
Victoria Seals, C'91Victoria Seals, Ed.D., C’91, is the sixth president of Atlanta Technical College. She previously held several leadership roles at Gwinnett Technical College, including vice president for academic affairs. Seals began her teaching career in Athens, Georgia. She was employed by AthensClarke County Public Schools for two years and Athens Technical College for six years.

During her time in Athens, Seals also served as an assistant basketball coach for the Clarke Central High School girls’ basketball program and as a tutor/proctor for The University of Georgia Athletic Department. The Association of Community College Trustees recognized Seals as the 2020 Chief Executive Officer of the Year for the Southern Region.

In 2017, she was named Educator of the Year by the South Fulton Chamber; recognized by Year Up Atlanta with the Urban Empowerment Award; and honored by the Urban League of Greater Atlanta at its 56th Equal Opportunity Day. She received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Spelman; a master’s in mathematics from the University of Georgia, where she also received an educational specialist degree in mathematics education and an Ed.D. in educational leadership.

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Victoria Seals

by Angela George | November 30, 2020

Victoria Seals, C'91Victoria Seals, Ed.D., C’91, is the sixth president of Atlanta Technical College. She previously held several leadership roles at Gwinnett Technical College, including vice president for academic affairs. Seals began her teaching career in Athens, Georgia. She was employed by AthensClarke County Public Schools for two years and Athens Technical College for six years.

During her time in Athens, Seals also served as an assistant basketball coach for the Clarke Central High School girls’ basketball program and as a tutor/proctor for The University of Georgia Athletic Department. The Association of Community College Trustees recognized Seals as the 2020 Chief Executive Officer of the Year for the Southern Region.

In 2017, she was named Educator of the Year by the South Fulton Chamber; recognized by Year Up Atlanta with the Urban Empowerment Award; and honored by the Urban League of Greater Atlanta at its 56th Equal Opportunity Day. She received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Spelman; a master’s in mathematics from the University of Georgia, where she also received an educational specialist degree in mathematics education and an Ed.D. in educational leadership.

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The Education Department promotes academic excellence in the development and preparation of students to be change agents in the field of education. We desire for our graduates to be innovative teachers, experienced professionals and educational leaders, who have a commitment to the improvement and sustainability of schooling and the development of children and adolescents. We support our students as they become critical thinkers and researchers who improve learning locally, nationally, and globally; and are committed to promoting this through the classroom environment, field-based, and experiential learning opportunities.

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