Cass High School Graduate Gregory Magee returns to Bartow County after 14 years to teach an award-winning Public Safety program at the Bartow County College and Career Academy!
“I have always had an interest in teaching since high school,” said Magee. "When I realized a teaching position at the BCCCA opened that would allow me to share my knowledge and experience about a profession I am passionate about, it made sense to start a new chapter. I come from a profession that usually involved negative encounters with adolescents. So, the most rewarding part of my job is the positive interactions I am able to have with our children every day.”
After graduation, Magee joined the Army National Guard, 48th Brigade 1st Battalion 121st Infantry Regiment Alpha Company, and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. While working in our neighboring county for about a decade, Magee served in the Jail, Warrants/Civil Unit, Court Security, Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit Drug Court as a compliance officer, Cherokee County DUI Court as a compliance officer, Marijuana Examiner, and Uniform Patrol.
“This year, my students will learn the different careers in Law and Public Safety,” added Magee. “Also, we will focus on citizen rights, patrol operations, criminal investigation, the court system, and 911 dispatcher operations. I am most excited to teach college credit courses to our students in the near future.”
In addition to his teaching duties, Magee will be working toward his PhD in Leadership with a concentration on Criminal Justice.