By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
RCA teacher named SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year
James-Dinsmoor-headshot-IMG 4992
James Dinsmoor

James Dinsmoor, Rockdale Career Academy’s Broadcast Video Production teacher, received a high honor from his peers and students last week when he was named the SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year, which is given to a dedicated teacher who is highly involved in the organization.

Dinsmoor, who was RCA’s Teacher of the Year for 2012-2013, was moved to tears in front of an audience of 3,000 at the 49th annual SkillsUSA Georgia State Leadership and Skills Conference when he was presented the award. Former RCA and SkillsUSA students returned to present the award and honor their former teacher.

"It is incredible to see former students still involved in such a great organization," Dinsmoor said.

He had been nominated by senior and third year broadcast student Karley Wilson, who noted his dedication and his "extra time and effort on weekends and after hours."

Dinsmoor plans to continue his dedication and strive for excellence by applying for Region Advisor of the Year and National Advisor of the year. He plans to take advantage of any advice other Region advisors have to offer.

Dinsmoor and his wife Natalia, a teacher at Flat Shoals Elementary, have three children, Mandy, James and Brandon. Daughter Mandy attends Shorter College in Rome and James will be graduating with the Class of 2013 from Heritage High School and was accepted into the Georgia State University Music Program. Brandon, the youngest, attends Conyers Middle School.

Dinsmoor has taught for 22 years and has been working in Rockdale since RCA began seven years ago.