CTE Courses

Career and Technical Education

The mission of Career and Technical Education is to help empower students to be successful citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy. Programs in career and technical education are designed to contribute to the broad educational achievements of students. We want to ensure all students graduate from high school ready for college, careers, and life. 

Career & Technical Education: 

  • Prepares students for initial employment.

  • Assist students in making educational and occupational decisions.

  • Applies and reinforces related learning from other disciplines.

  • Prepares students to make informed consumer decisions and apply practical life skills.

  • Assist persons who have academic, socioeconomic, and/or other disadvantages or handicaps that prevent them from succeeding in career-technical education.

  • Provides career guidance to assist students in making informed career decisions.

Nash County Public Schools Career and Technical Education Webpage


Email: acbrown@ncpschools.net

Dr. McDowell - Career Development Coordinator

This is my 22nd year in education and my 3rd year at Nash Central High School. I am deeply committed to empowering students to achieve their college and career goals.

I graduated from Mount Olive College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Organizational Development. I obtained Master’s degrees from Grand Canyon University (Curriculum and Instruction) and Garner-Webb University (Educational Leadership). As a result of being committed to lifelong learning, I obtained my Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Trevecca University.

My most honored titles are Wife, Mom, Mimi, and Auntie! My greatest blessing is my family! I am married to my incredibly supportive husband, Mr. Roy McDowell. I am the proud mother of one daughter and two bonus children. I am blessed to be MiMi to six grandchildren and two “honorary” grandchildren.

I am looking forward to an amazing school year! Go Bulldogs!!!


Email: acbrown@ncpschools.net

Mrs. Brown

This is my 20th year teaching Health Science at Nash Central High School. I graduated from Nash Community College with an Associate's Degree in Nursing and attended NC State University to obtain my teaching certificate. I am grateful for the opportunity to work as a CTE teacher, where combining the arts of nursing and teaching has become my life's work.


Email: wllangley@ncpschools.net

Mr. Langley

This is my 10th year Teaching Automotive at Nash Central High School. I will also be entering my 7th year as the Head Coach of Varsity Baseball. I am an ASE certified technician. Prior to teaching I worked in the automotive industry for 25 years. I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughters.


Email: jwmizelle@ncpschools.net

Mr. Mizelle

This will be my 29th year of teaching. I have been in the Nash County Public school system for all 29 years. I teach Electrical Trades. Graduated from Northern Nash and attended ECU. Enjoy hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles.


Email: shmizelle@ncpschools.net

Mrs. Mizelle

This is my 20th year teaching high school. I have a Bachelors in Interior Design from ECU and a Masters in School Counseling from Liberty University. I am the proud Gigi of 3 year old and 16 month old grandsons. I have been married for 36 years and we have a son that is a Structural Engineer and a daughter that is a Pharmacist.


Email: mmwhitakerrichardson@ncpschools.net

Ms. Richardson

This is my 11th year of teaching. I graduated from North Carolina Central University (Undergraduate) & Strayer University ( Graduate). Majored in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in CDFR/ Education. I have a wonderful family: Husband, son ( 11 years old) and twins ( 3 years old). I love teaching!


Email: nshrock@ncpschools.net

Mr. Shrock

I am a 2016 graduate of NCHS and I am currently in my third year teaching CTE/Business. I graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan in 2020 and received my MBA in 2021. I was also a member of the baseball team for four years. I am an assistant varsity baseball coach and head JV baseball coach. I am looking forward to a successful school year in the classroom and on the field.


Email: mmsykes@ncpschools.net

Ms. Sykes

This is my 7th year teaching CTE Business and Computer Science at Nash Central High School. I graduated from NC Wesleyan University in 2000 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems. I graduated from Strayer University with a Master's Degree in Business Administration. I believe that teaching and learning go hand-in-hand. I strive to make learning fun and to learn something new every single day.


Email: dgwilliams@ncpschools.net

Mrs. Williams

This is my 17th year teaching Culinary Arts at Nash Central High School. I graduated from Meredith College in 1987 with a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics and attended ECU to obtain my teaching certificate. I am very passionate about teaching a CTE course that incorporates hands on learning. My students benefit from the knowledge gained in our classroom and can apply these techniques as life skills or continue their success in a foodservice career!


Email: kcwinstead@ncpschools.net

Mrs. Winstead

I teach Child Development and Early Childhood Education in the Family Consumer Sciences Department. This is my 16th year teaching and all have been here at Nash Central, even my student teaching year. My husband and I have two daughters as well as our beloved fur baby. I enjoy seeing young adults spark an interest in how children grow and develop.


Email: cawoodard@ncpschools.net

Mr. Woodard

I am entering my second year teaching Fire Technology at Nash Central High School. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Fayetteville State University in Fire Emergency Services Administration. Prior to teaching, I worked for the City of Rocky Mount Fire Department for thirty years and retired in 2022.