Sumter County CTAE
As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Sumter County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, activities, or employment in access to them in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. 

Josh Drew

Sumter County Schools CTAE Director

jdrew@sumterschools.org

229-931-8510

 

Dr. Donald Gilman

CEO Ignite College and Career Academy

dgilman@sumterschools.org

229-931-8542

Contact List

Brock, Brinson
SCMS
Connections - Agriculture
Cheek, Crystal D.
SCMS
Connections - Family Consumer Science
Coley, Tamara
ASNGA
CTAE
Cook, David
ASHS
CTAE - JROTC
229.924.3653
Drew, Josh
Central Office
Director of CTAE
229.931.8510
Gilman, Donald
Central Office
CEO Ignite College and Career Academy
229.931.8500
Green, Alicia
ASHS
CTAE Business Marketing - Department Chair
229.924.3653
Green, Nancy
ASHS
CTAE - Culinary Arts
229.924.3653
Gross, Brandon
ASNGA
CTAE Ag
Harvey, Pamela
ASHS
CTAE - Business Teacher
229.924.3653
Holsey, Leonard
SCMS
7th Math
Howell, Seth
ASHS
CTAE - JROTC
229.924.3653
Ingram, Shaquita
ASHS
CTAE - Health Care
229.924.3653
Johnson, Sekemia
ASHS
CTAE - Early Childhood
229.924.3653
Marshall, Kevin
ASNGA
JROTC
Mathews, Keywa
ASNGA
CTAE Department Chair
Mitchell, Barbara
ASHS
CTAE - Health Care
229.924.3653
Mohl, Fred
ASHS
CTAE - Automotive
229.924.3653
Rankine, Ethel
ASHS
CTAE - Technology
229.924.3653
Satharla, Lenora
SCMS
Connections - Engineering/Technology
Shelton, Rodney
SCMS
Connections - Business Computer Applications
Sumner, Amanda
ASHS
CTAE - Business Teacher
Wilson, Tracy
ASHS
Exceptional Education - Department Chair
229.924.3653
Woodson, Sarinda
ASNGA
CTAE
What is CTAE?

Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education      

In Georgia, 17 Career Clusters/Pathways provide a structure for organizing and delivering quality Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs. Utilizing the Career Cluster model used by most of the United States, Georgia’s 17 Career Clusters/Pathways model represents more than 96 career pathways to help students navigate their way to greater success in college and career. This model also serves as an organizing tool for curriculum design and instruction and provides essential knowledge and skills for the students’ career pathways. Another benefit of this model allows students to discover their interests and passions, empowering them to choose the educational pathway that may lead to success in high school, college and career. The 17 Career Clusters/Pathways encompass both secondary and post-secondary education and will strengthen and improve student transition from secondary to post-secondary education.

 

 

Nondiscrimination Notice
Sumter County Schools Career, Technical & Agricultural Education Department (CTAE) offers career and technical education programs designed to prepare youth for a broad range of employment and further education and are offered under the guidance of certified teachers. 

Sumter County CTAE does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), religion, national origin, age, military status, disability, or any other legally protected status in its educational programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups as appropriate. Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation. Equity coordinators are available to address allegations of discrimination; equity coordinators’ names and contact information is given below. For more information about CTAE programs, including admissions requirements, contact:

Josh Drew, Director of CTAE, 100 Learning Lane, Americus, Georgia 31719; (229) 931-8510.

The following CTAE programs are currently being offered:

Agriculture
Audio-Video, Technology & Film
Automotive
Barbering
Business
Computer Science
Cosmetology
Culinary Arts
Education (Teaching As A Profession)
Engineering
Family & Consumer Sciences
Healthcare Science
JROTC
Law & Justice
Manufacturing
Marketing, Sales & Service
 
 
The following Coordinators have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies; note that any discrimination related inquiry may be directed to  for distribution to the appropriate personnel. Further information about the complaint process is available at the Board Policy section of the District website.

Inquiries regarding Students:
Mrs. Helen Ricketts
Title 9 Director
Anti-Discrimination Coordinator (Students)
100 Learning Lane, Sumter County Schools Central Office
hricketts@sumterschools.org
229-931-8500

Inquiries regarding Section 504 (Students):
Mrs. Lashaunda Thomas
Section 504 Coordinator
100 Learning Lane, Sumter County Schools Central Office
lthomas@sumterschools.org
229-931-8500

Inquiries regarding Athletics:
Mr. Coleman Price
Athletic Director, Sports Equity Coordinator
805 Harrold Ave., Americus-Sumter High School
cprice@sumterschools.org
229-924-3653

Inquiries regarding Personnel:
Mrs. Helen Ricketts
Human Resources Director
Anti-Discrimination Coordinator (Personnel)
100 Learning Lane, Sumter County Schools Central Office
hricketts@sumterschools.org
229-931-8500

Inquiries regarding Educational Support:
Dr. Pam Fields
Title II Director
100 Learning Lane, Sumter County Schools Central Office
pfields@sumterschools.org
229-931-8500

Career Clusters

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Pathways offered- Agricultural mechanics, Horticulture

 

Business Management and Administration

Pathways offered- Business management

 

Education and Training

Pathways offered- Early Childhood, Teaching as a Profession- Ignite Add

 

Finance- Ignite Add

 

Government and Public Administration

Pathways offered- JROTC

 

Health Science

Pathways offered- Pharmacy, Nursing services

 

Hospitality and Tourism

Pathways offered- Culinary arts, ServSafe

 

Human Services- Barbering, Cosmetology- Dual enrollment-SGTC

 

Information Technology-Ignite Add

 

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security-Dual enrollment-SGTC

 

Manufacturing-Ignite add

 

Marketing

 

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

 

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

 

Work-Based Learning


CTSO

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) are a vital part of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE). CTSOs play an integral role in preparing students to become college and career ready members of society who hold productive leadership roles in their communities. CTSOs are committed to the growth of students in all CTAE career pathways.

 

Sumter County CTSO offerings- 2019-2020-531 students 

CTI

DECA

FBLA

FCCLA

FFA

Robotics First

HOSA

SkillsUSA

TSA