Career, technical, & Agricultural Education

Our career and technical education programs all share the common goal of preparing students for college and career success. We approach this work through critical partnerships with local business and college partners. Student organizations are also a driving force behind our programs. Through conferences and competitive events, students have the opportunity to develop and showcase their leadership skills, employability skills, and technical knowledge. At the culmination of each program, we highly encourage students to engage in internships, job shadowing, and work-based learning experiences to apply what they have learned in an authentic workplace. 

pathways offered at basa

  • Healthcare Science
    • Allied Health
    • Pre-medicine
    • Veterinary Science
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
  • Additional Electives
    • Culinary Arts
    • AV Technology & Film

pathways offered at SIMS

  • Architecture & Construction
  • AV Technology & Film
  • Hospitality & Restaurant Management
  • Graphic Design & Marketing
  • Manufacturing
  • Programming & Web Development
  • Sustainable Agriculture & Culinary Arts


For additional information, please contact:
Assistant Principal - Laura Watts (

CTAE Teachers

Additional information about each teacher is available by clicking their name below.

Garry Baker

Construction Instructor

Garry Baker is a native of Vienna, GA and resides in Lithonia, GA. He earned a Bachelor...

Tajshmon Brooks

Audio, Video, Technology, & Film Instructor

Tajshmon Brooks is from Columbus, MS. His family is from the country of Panama and Trin...

Dylan Clark

STEM Teacher

Brandi Chitty

Hospitality Instuctor

Mrs. Chitty started the Marketing and Hospitality Programs when Sims Academy opened in ...

Michael Coburn

Marketing Instructor

Mike Coburn received a Bachelor’s of Arts in History from Lagrange College, where...

Steven Griffing

Manufacturing Instructor

Steven Griffing is a retired Nuclear Machinist Mate from the United States Navy. He rec...

  • (opens in new window)

Suzanne Harris

Web and Digital Design Instructor

Mrs. Harris grew up in Buford, GA and graduated from North Gwinnett H.S. She worked in ...

Adam Joseph

Culinary Arts Instructor

Born in Groton, CT Chef Joseph was raised in Champaign, IL where he attended private sc...

Ms. Samantha Kickbush

Agriculture Instructor

Ms. Kickbush is native to Bishop, Georgia and a graduate of Oconee County High School. ...

Benjamin Manning

STEM Teacher

Ben Manning grew up in De Pere, Wisconsin.  After high school, Ben studied Physics...

Kat Marcotte

Graphics Instructor

Originally from Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Kat Marcotte holds a Bachelor’s of Science in J...

Michael McEvoy

Culinary Arts Instructor

Chef Michael McEvoy has been in the foodservice industry for over 30 years and has work...

Laurie Noles

Computer Science Instructor

Laurie Noles grew up here in Georgia.  She attended the University of Georgia wher...

William Wingfield

Audio, Video, Technology, & Film Instructor

Mr. Wingfield was born in Barrow County.  Prior to graduating early from Winder Ba...

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.