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Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Staff Contact


Director Dr. Barbara Wall ▪ 404-657-8304
Elizabeth Lewis-Draffen (404) 657-8304 Administrative Assistant
Accountability/ Finance  Cheryl Clemons ▪ Program Manager ▪ 404-463-0526 ▪ 470-728-9643
Cynthia Pitts (404) 463-0526 Administrative Assistant
Dr. Ray Anukam (404) 657-6589
(470) 755-9806
Research/Accountability; Local and Five-Year Plans
Dr. Medea Shuman (404) 805-9904 CTAE South Region Coordinator
Nancy Bessinger (404) 805-9633 CTAE Central Region Coordinator
Lee “Roy” Rucks (404) 805-7279 CTAE North Region Coordinator
Nicole Croom (404) 657-8333
(404) 558-8127
Grants and Local Plan
Mamie Hanson (404) 657-6279
(470) 728-6052
Technical Skill Assessment Coordinator
Agriculture Education John “Chip” Bridges ▪ Program Manager ▪ 404-657-8312 ▪ 706-410-4605
Valerie Gordon (404) 657-8311 Administrative Assistant
Ira Tucker  (229) 386-3428 Agriculture Education South Region Coordinator
Chris Corzine (478) 822-7385
(864) 844-4412
Agriculture Education Central Region Coordinator
James “Ben” Lastly
blastly@uga.edu
(706) 552-4456
(706) 410-4604
Agricultural Education FFA Executive Secretary
Stan Mitchell (706) 552-4461 Agriculture Education North Region Coordinator
Counseling and Guidance Dr. Myrel Seigler​ ▪ Program Manager ▪ 404-657-8324​ ▪ 404-904-5594
Maria Grovner ​(404) 657-4965
(470) 755-1329
​Guidance and Counseling, Social Work,
Hospital Homebound Services
Myrel Seigler ​(404) 657-8324 ​Career Development, Non-Traditional Occupations
Krista Lowe ​(404) 657-8309
(404) 947-0616
​State School Nurse Specialist
Diane Sandifer ​(404) 710-4237 ​Career Coach, Pilot Program,
Rockdale County Public Schools
Development and Transition Trudy Smith  ▪ Program Manager ▪ 404-463-6405 ▪ 404-805-6585
Merry Boyd (404) 657-8305 Administrative Assistant
(404) 463-6405 Professional Learning
Felicia Cullars (404) 657-8309 STEM / STEAM Program Specialist
Kyle Hood (404) 657-8309 Economic Development Liaison
Dwayne Hobbs (404) 657-8334
(404) 606-2348
Work-Based Learning
Youth Apprenticeship Program
(404) 463-1977
(470) 455-9197
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Specialist
Gary Mealer (404) 463-8197
(470) 755-2596
Educational Career Partnerships, JROTC
Dr. John Pritchett
(404) 656-3551
(470) 755-1908
Middle School Curriculum Coordinator, Making Middle Grades Work, High Schools That Work (HSTW)
Program Delivery Scott Chafin ▪ Program Manager ▪ 470-270-4009 ▪
Merry Boyd (404) 657-8305 Administrative Assistant
Roger Ivey (404) 657-8316
(470) 270-4007
Engineering and Technology (TSA)
Energy;
Manufacturing;
Science Technology Engineering Mathematics
Chad Pruitt (404) 657-8308
(470) 755-4629
Architecture, Construction, Communication and Transportation (SkillsUSA)
Architecture and Construction;
Arts, A/V Technology and Communications;
Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
Tammy Botelho Caudell (404) 656-3042
(470) 270-4004
Special Populations (CCAE / PS, CTI)
(404) 463-6406
(470) 755-8523
Family and Consumer Sciences, Education, Culinary Arts (FCCLA)
Education and Training;
Human Services;
Hospitality and Tourism
Delda Hagin (404) 657-8307
(470) 270-4006
Business and Computer Science (FBLA)
Business, Management and Administration;
Finance;
Information Technology
Phyllis Johnson (404) 463-6404
(470) 270-4008

Healthcare Science (HOSA)
Cosmetology, Law and Public Safety (SkillsUSA)
Health Science;
Human Services;
Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

Sylvia Phillips (404) 895-6978 CTSO Coordinator
Linda Smith (404) 657-6588
(470) 270-4010

Marketing, Sales and Service (DECA)
Marketing;
Hospitality and Tourism

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