Congratulations to Joshua Shankle for winning the 2015 New Marketing Teacher of the Year!
This year’s recipient of the Marketing Educators of Texas New Teacher of the Year award is Joshua Shankle, Marketing Education Teacher at Dr. Justin Wakeland High School in Frisco ISD. Teaching Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Marketing Dynamics, and Business Information Management, Shankle was able to reach out to business students at all grade levels. Shankle began his DECA experience as a student at Haltom High School, and he called on his personal DECA experiences to help his students get the most out of the organization. Shankle’s DECA experience includes:
- 5-Time DECA State Winner (HS & Collegiate DECA)
- Top 10 International CDC Finalist – Hospitality
- Texas DECA State Vice President 2007-08
- International Collegiate DECA President 2010-11
- Collegiate DECA Chapter Advisor – Northwood University
- Texas Collegiate DECA Co-State Advisor
- Collegiate DECA ICDC – Competitive Events Coordinator
- Texas DECA State CDC – Competitive Events Coordinator
Building a chapter of 58 members, and a competition team of 23, Wakeland DECA was off to the races. Wakeland’s first award of the year came by way of a prestigious national recognition as their school-based enterprise, The Cave, was named a Gold-Level SBE, becoming one of only seven schools in the entire state to do so. Wakeland DECA had an amazing showing at the District 7 CDC, having all 23 DECA Members advance and qualify for State competition. At State, an incredible 16 of those 23 students made the stage as State Finalists, 13 of which would move on to compete at the International Career Development Conference.
At ICDC, Wakeland had 4 students make the stage including a freshman receiving Top Ten recognition for his role play presentation in Principles of Business Management, and a trio of juniors leading the Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research Team to finals. Overall, a great showing for a rejuvenated DECA program led by the MET New Teacher of the Year, Josh Shankle. Best of luck to Mr. Shankle as he continues his career in Marketing Education.