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The mission of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) is to provide career-focused educational opportunities that prepare all students with the technical skills and advanced training needed to successfully transition into post-secondary education and careers in high-demand and emerging fields.

CTAE students gain technical and high-level academic skills that equip them for success in college and careers in a globally competitive workplace.  The curriculum is based on a set of common knowledge, skills and abilities which prepares students for various opportunities.  These opportunities include but are not limited to advanced curriculum, dual enrollment, work-based learning, industry certifications, career awareness, career and employability skills development.  Career Technical and Agricultural Education is the cornerstone for preparing students to be "College and Career Ready."  

CTAE Program Goals

  • • To prepare Rockdale County Public Schools' students to compete in a global and technological society
  • • To prepare students to enter and meet the needs of a high demand and high skilled workforce
  • • To prepare students for post-secondary options without the need for remediation
  • • To prepare students to become self-directed and lifelong learners
  • • To develop socially conscious students
  • • To expose elementary and middle grade students to careers

    Dionne Johnigan, CTAE Director Dionne Johnigan,
    CTAE Director
    Phone:  770-388-5721  
    [email protected]

    Amy Beltran

    Amy Beltran 
    CTAE Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 770-388-5677 x31311 
    Email:  [email protected]

    CTAE Personnel

    Name Position Business Phone
    Dionne Johnigan CTAE Director 770-388-5721
    Tami Maddox YAP/WBL Coordinator 678-584-3080
    Amy Beltran CTAE Administrative Assistant 770-388-5677 x31311

    Non-Discrimination Policy

    The Rockdale County Board of Education ("Board") desires that all students receive the benefit of an adequate education. With this view in mind, the Board prohibits unlawful discrimination against students because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability, or other protected group status or activity (e.g. opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in the statutory complaint process) in its programs and activities or employment in its programs or activities.