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Career inspiration in Pre-K, career awareness in elementary school, career visualization in middle school and career preparation in high school are vital components of one's educational career. Clayton County Public School's, Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) program provides the interdisciplinary and technical skills to every student focused on attaining the knowledge and abilities that businesses and industries desire for high-demand, high-skilled, high-wage occupations.

Students who graduate from high school after successfully completing a CTAE "Career Pathway" are equipped for immediate employment, post-secondary education and life-long learning. In essence, students in CTAE are "college, career and workforce ready" - prepared to compete in the global marketplace.

CTAE Brochure

Career Technical and Agricultural Education
1058 Fifth Avenue ~ Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: 770-473-2700 ext. 700191
Fax: 678-216-0336

CTAE Director

Mary Shepherd

Workforce Innovators Michelle Jones
Rodriegus Gardner
DeWayne Martin
Ed Cook
 Youth Apprenticeship (YAP) Gregory  Guhl
CTAE Lead Teacher TBD  

CTAE Admin. Assist

Kerine Francis

Dual Enrollment Monitor  

Joi Bynum

Workforce Innovators (formerly Work-based Learning Coordinators)

High School Clusters



Cluster A:
Forest Park High  
Charles Drew High*  
North Clayton High

 Ed Cook

Cluster B:
Mundy's Mill High*
Elite Academy
Stilwell School of the Arts

Rodriegus Gardner

Cluster C:
Riverdale High  
Lovejoy High
Jonesboro High*

DeWayne Martin

Cluster D:
Morrow High
Mt. Zion High
Perry Academy*

Michelle Jones
 All Clusters
CTAE Specialty:
Youth Apprenticeship
Partnership Engagement
 Grgeogy Guhl


Content Leads


Content Areas



Automobile Maintenance & Light Repair Pathway

2. Jamillah Stanford

Morrow High

Business Management and Administration Cluster

3. Andrea Johnson

Morrow Middle

Business Management and Finance and Career Development

4. Dr. Theresa Yarbrough

Lovejoy High

Computer Science

5. Macoyia Bates

Lovejoy Middle

Computer Science

6. Pamela Harris

Riverdale High

Cosmetology Pathway

7. Shonvettia Murphy

Morrow High

Marketing and
Marketing & Sports and Entertainment Management Pathways



Carpentry Pathway

9. April Bramble

Perry Academy

Early Childhood Education, Culinary Arts Pathway and Teaching as a Profession Pathways

10. Lillian Mitchell

Babb Middle

Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS)

11. Rhonda Carpenter

Forest Park High

Programming Pathway

12. Jessica Poole

Jonesboro High

Healthcare Science Cluster

13. Emory Arnold

Mundy’s Mill High

Law Enforcement Services/Forensic Science and Firefighting and Emergency Services Pathways

14. Kent Pate

Jonesboro High

Engineering & Technology Pathway and Engineering Drafting & Design Pathway

15. Dr. Leavernard Jones

North Clayton Middle

Engineering & Technology

16. James Dinsmoor

Elite Scholars 6-12

Animation and Audio & Video Technology & Film

17. Tarena Ruff

Mount Zion High

Audio & Video Technology & Film


18. Cynthia Smith

Riverdale High

Horticulture and Animal Systems Pathway

19. Col Raymond King

Mundy’s Mill High

Air Force JROTC




Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. Clayton County Public Schools’ Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, enrollment, access and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.   The challenging CTAE curriculum, in conjunction with core academics, provides a robust academic skills and hands-on experience. Program offerings include: Automotive, Agricultural Science, Broadcast/Video Production, Business and Computer Science/IT, Construction, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Engineering and Technology, Education, Graphic Communication and Design, Government and Public Safety including JROTC, Healthcare Science, and Marketing Education. Program offerings vary by school location. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Clayton County Public Schools also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the American Disability Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s). Office of Legal Compliance, Attn: Latasha Lowe, 1058 Fifth Avenue Jonesboro, GA 30326 or via phone: 770-473-2700.