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 Development and Transition Team

​The Development and Transition unit of the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) division provides direction in the development of the CTAE high school and middle school curricula, assessment, work-based learning experiences, professional learning, and instructional resources to enhance student achievement. In addition, this unit promotes successful transitioning of students from middle school to high school and from high school to college and careers, including promotion of postsecondary credit while still in high school.

Trudy Smith
Professional Learning

Felicia Cullars
Non-Traditional Career Pathways
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Meghan McFerrin
STEAM Program Specialist


Dr. John Pritchett
Career Clusters/Pathways Instructional Resources
Middle School Performance Standards
Making Middle Grades Work
High Schools That Work

Kyle Hood
Workforce and Economic Development


Mamie Hanson
Industry Certification
End of Pathway Assessment / Student Industry Credentialing

Julie O'Meara
Transition Career Partnerships / Dual Enrollment

Merry Boyd
State CTAE Newsletter


 Contact Information

Trudy Smith
Program Manager, Career, Technical & Agricultural Education
Phone: 404-463-6405