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Sylvia Daughtry

educator , journalist

Sylvia Daughtry, American journalist, educator. Recipient Lifetime Achievement award Journalism Education Association, 1992.


Daughtry, Sylvia was born on November 8, 1934. Daughter of Horace T. and Clara Mae Jacobs.


Bachelor, University South Carolina, 1957. Master of Education, University Georgia, 1976.


Teacher Druid Hills High School, Atlanta, 1957-1959, 1960-1962, Dreher High School, Columbia, South Carolina, 1959-1960, Briarcliff High School, Atlanta, 1962-1966. Teacher English, advisory Journalism Tucker (Georgia) High School, 1969-1992, part time teacher, 1992—1995.


Treasurer Parent-Teachers Association Tucker High School, 1973-1976. President-elect Chi Psi Parents Club, DeKalb Associates of Educators, 1989-1990, president 1990-1991, parliamentarian 1991-1992, legislation chairman, 1994-2002. Member state executive committee Georgia Republican Party.

Secretary DeKalb County Executive Committee, 5th District Republican Party, 1984-1989. Sunday school teacher for Business and Professional Women's Class at Briarlake Baptist Church, president, 1994-1997, Beacon Class Sunday school teacher, since 2004. Member Georgia Association of Journalism Directors (president 1983-1985), Journalism Education Association (life, Georgia state director 1985-1994, Southeast regional director 1997-2003), Southern Interscholastic Press Association (advisory council 1983-1987, since 1989, executive committee since 1991), DeKalb County County Classroom Teachers (president 1965-1966), Tucker Woman's Club (president 2000-2002, since 2004), Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (Alpha Rho chapter, president 1984-1986, committee chairman 1987-2004, Psi state district director 1987-1989, Psi state editor 1989-1995, member international communications committee 1994-1996, state program chairman 1997-1999, 1st vice president 1999-2001, Psi state president 2001-2003, Alpha Rho parliamentarian 2004-2005).


Married Frank Daughtry (deceased). Children: William H. and Robert B. Married Joseph B. Brown, 2002.

Horace T.

Clara Mae Jacobs

Frank Daughtry

Joseph B. Brown

William H. and Robert B. Daughtry