Michael-Angelo James, EdD, Recognized for Excellence in Politics and Education | national news
WAYCROSS, Georgia, November 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Michael-Angelo James, EdD, is the distinguished biographer of Marquis Who. As in all biographical volumes of Marquis Who’s Who, the profiled individuals are chosen from a pool of the most eminent professionals and selected on the basis of the current benchmark. Factors such as position, outstanding accomplishments, visibility and prominence in an area are all taken into account during the selection process.
Many mentors from his childhood inspired Dr. James’ ardent passion for education and leadership. Although he had difficulty speaking, his pastor and several teachers helped him find his voice and develop a gift for public speaking. Overcoming these circumstances made Dr James realize that children can overcome virtually any challenge with practical advice and support. He decided to use his exceptional oratory skills to uplift the lives of others as an educator, bishop, administrator and politician.
From 1982 to 1992, Dr. James flourished as president of the 11th district youth convention of the General Baptist Missionary Convention of Georgia. Towards the end of this period, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education from University of Troy in Alabama. Dr James was also appointed history teacher at Waycross High School in 1989. In addition to teaching, he was one of the vice-principals of the high school in 1993-1994, then deputy principal of the High School. Ware County High School.
Since 1990, Dr James has enjoyed further success as Bishop at Emmanuel’s International Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. He resumed his studies at Valdosta State University, obtaining a master’s degree in education in secondary education and leadership. Dr James graduated in 1999, when he obtained a Doctorate in Education from that of Florida Truth Bible College & Seminary.
Along with his responsibilities as Bishop, Dr James has excelled as Chancellor of Emmanuel’s Bible College since 2009. He has also worked as a Professor of Sociology and Job Acquisition Skills at Coastal Pines Technical College since 2018. As Coastal Pines’ first full teacher. Professor of sociology, he strives to help students acquire leadership skills to access increasingly powerful positions throughout their careers.
Thanks to his stellar reputation throughout his local community, Dr James was elected mayor of Waycross, Georgia, in 2020. It is currently developing a pilot program to prepare young adults for the job market and maintain stable employment. Dr James is also in the process of establishing a Mayor’s Youth Commission which will provide training for local government positions. Its main objective with this initiative is to provide Crossing with a large group of highly qualified officials to oversee various community areas and anticipate problems before they arise.
Throughout 2020 and 2021, Dr. James has been appointed as the Program Quality Trainer for District 14 of Toastmasters International. He had previously enjoyed success as Zone Director H83 and H82 with Toastmasters International and coach of the Jonesboro Toastmasters. In addition, Dr. James also flourished as President of the Swamp Talk Toastmasters and the Okefenokee Toastmasters Club. Dr. James was recently elected Director of District 14, Division G of Toastmasters International for 2021-2022.
Four years after giving his first speech as Toastmaster in 2016, Dr. James was awarded the title of Distinguished Toastmaster in 2020. An active affiliate of the Kiwanis Club of Crossing, he was shortlisted for the Distinguished Kiwanian Award in 2019 and the Ted Harris Human and Spiritual Values Award in 2016-2017. In 2018, the Crossing The Chamber of Commerce honored Dr. James with the Jack Williams Community Service Award. In 2012, Dr James was the Marshal of MLK’s Holiday Celebration Parade, and in 2011 he was voted Man of the Year for the State of georgia.
Dr. James attributes much of his success to his determination and self-discipline. In the years to come, he intends to continue to build loyalty in his local community by introducing more mutually beneficial programs. Because of the essential role of perseverance in his career, he strongly advises political aspirants to stay focused on their goals and avoid distractions in the face of inevitable obstacles and frustrations.
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