Career & Technical Education

  • Cullman City Schools is proud to offer CTE programs on campus at Cullman High School and Cullman Middle School, along with opportunities at the Cullman Area Technology Academy for high school students through our educational partnership with Cullman County Schools. 

    CTE programs are supported at the federal level by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which provides approximately $1.1 billion in state grants annually to serve more than 14 million students nationwide. 

    Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are comprised of 11 not-for-profit organizations, specifically authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Perkins Act. 

    CTSOs align with 16 Career Clusters and 79 Career Pathways recognized by CTE. Students who participate in CTSOs demonstrate higher levels of academic engagement and motivation, civic engagement, career self-efficacy, and employability skills than other students.

    According to the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, participating in leadership and professional development activities in a CTSO raises students' educational aspirations. Students who participate in school organizations in 10th grade have higher grade point averages and are more likely to be enrolled in college at 21 than other students. 



  • You can access Career and Technical Education Student Organizations at the link below.

Locate Us

  • You can view the location of Cullman City Schools Central Office in the embedded Google Map below.

Career & Technical Education Coordinator

Mr. Jake Johnson, CTE Coordinator
  • Mr. Jake Johnson

    Mr. Johnson is entering his 12th year as an educator and his first year as CTE Coordinator.  He served two years as Assistant Principal at Cullman High School.  He is a 2001 graduate of Fairview High School. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Mathematics from Auburn University in 2006, his Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama 2015, and his Ed. S. in Educational Leadership at the University of Alabama 2016.

    Mr. Johnson has spent the majority of his career serving as a teacher and coach at Cullman High from 2007 until 2015. He then had the opportunity to serve as the assistant principal at Fairview Elementary School for one year and returned to Cullman in 2015 to serve as an assistant principal.

    Mr. Johnson is married to the former Emily Donaldson.  They have two children, Nora (4) and Owen (1).

    “We are excited to have the opportunity to serve this wonderful school and community.  Go Bearcats!” 

CTE Staff Directory

  • Central Office
  • Cullman High School
  • Cullman Middle School
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