DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
Why DECA? DECA is more than a Business and Marketing Club, DECA helps students realize their interests and helps students set goals for their future. Through activities, learning of skills and competitive events students research and learn about their own interests as well as making connections to other club members. Making real world connections to businesses and learn how to be successful. We hope that you join us and Grow with Maryland DECA and take your Dreams to "Get the Edge".
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Ted Thompson has been in the education sector for 21 years and has a record of accomplishments in positions ranging from teacher to school district administrator. Ted is committed to urban districts and continues to research trends to understand leadership actions and system behavior to support growth in student achievement.
Maryland DECA Board President
Kim Gustin is currently Interim State Charter Advisor. She has a BS degree in Operations Management and a MA degree in Educational Multimedia from California Polytechnic University Pomona. She has been in education for 21 years and currently teaches Computer Science at Richard Montgomery High School.
State Charter Advisor
Rachel Wang is a rising senior at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville MD. She was previously the 21-22 VP of Chapter Development.
She is interested in continuing that work by reaching out to grow Maryland DECA for this term.
If you have any questions or ideas, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
2022-2023 State President
Maryland DECA is a Charted High School Association of National DECA. We do not have affiliation with any Maryland Collegiate individuals or chapters. Any Maryland University or College who wishes to be associated with DECA will need to apply to National DECA for an independent chapter. Please contact National DECA for further information.