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A dynamic educational program focused on what happens after students walk across the stage at graduation.

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What’s CTE?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is powered by passionate educators who specialize in career field program areas, facilitate career development, and support students with unique needs. We are focused on expanding student’s career and college options and smoothing the transition from high school to adulthood. Our mission? Every Johnston County Public Schools graduate has a plan for their future and the skills, knowledge, and aptitudes to make it a reality.

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CTE Advisory Council

Our council comes together to provide insight on emerging trends and issues in the workforce and labor market, advise us on plans and projects, assist us in achieving our mission, and advocate for career and technical education.

Bebee Lee

Chair, Retired President

Junior Achievement of Eastern NC

Stefan Fehr

Vice-Chair, Training Project Manager/HRBP M.Ed.


Shante Bell


Soul’s Kitchen Food Truck

Loretta Byrd


Benson Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Pace Davis


Pace Family Farms

Jill Hendrix

Apprenticeship Regional Youth Coordinator


Anna Kuykendal

Chief Academic Officer

Johnston County Public Schools

Vern Lindquist


Johnston Community College

Amber McGregor

Early Talent Advisor

Novo Nordisk

Maureen McGuinness


Triangle East Chamber of Commerce

Reno Palombit

Secretary, Director of Career and Technical Education

Johnston County Public Schools

Sarah Reynolds


Corinth Holders High School

Mike Tidwell

Director of Human Resources

KS Bank

Dana Wooten

Past Chair, President/CEO

Clayton Chamber of Commerce

Brian Worley

Associate Vice President of Business, Industry, Logistics and Transportation

Johnston Community College

Eman Zayyad


Landmark Auto

The Enthusiastic Educators Behind CTE

Kathryn Farrior

Kathryn Farrior

Workforce Development Specialist

Mark Allen

Mark Allen

Program Specialist — Business, Marketing, Computer Science and IT

Cornelius Thomas

Cornelius Thomas

Program Specialist — Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Science, Career Investigations

Dane Williford

Dane Williford

Program Specialist — Agriculture, Skilled Trades, Technology and Engineering

Irma Bode

Irma Bode

Middle School Career Development Coordinator

Lane Dickens

Lane Dickens

Middle School Career Development Coordinator

Monica Connor

Office Support