February 1-5 is National School Counseling Week.  Career Technical Education appreciates the great dedication and support of the Bradley County Schools Elementary School Counselors. THANK YOU FOR BEING ALL IN FOR ALL STUDENTS!!!


Black Fox Elementary Counselor-Allison Housley

Charleston Elementary Counselor- Leah Walker

Hopewell Elementary Couselor- Jenne Wilson

Michigan Avenue Elementary Counselor-Mary Crabtree

North Lee Elementary Counselor-Sharon Jackson

Oak Grove Elementary Counselor-Sarai Burgos

Parkview Elementary Counselor-Shannon Nelson

Prospect Elementary Counselor-Michelle Dunkle

Taylor Elementary Counselor-Jason McDonald

Valley View Elementary Counselor- Kathy Carter

Waterview Community Elementary Counselor-Mallory Vaughn



PIE Innovation Center Pilot Program-Future Wright Brothers. Six students from Bradley Central High School and Walker Valley High School are experiencing a taste of heavy equipment and construction through the pilot program curriculum through Wright Brothers. #CTEMonth

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We are pleased to highlight our Middle School and Goal Academy Counselors during National School Counseling Week February 1-5, 2021. Bradley County Schools Career Technical Education programs, classes, teachers, and administration are proud to work with our middle school and alternative learning counselors.  You do a great job every day for ALL students. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!!!!!

Lake Forest Middle School: Stephanie Arnold, Brandon Harrelson,  and Cana Still-Kinder.

Ocoee Middle School: Kathryn Riggs, Missy Webb, and Heather Wilson

Goal Academy: Rhonda Parris


February 1-5 is National School Counseling Week!

The programs, classes, teachers, and administration of Bradley County Schools Career and Technical Education celebrates and appreciates the support and dedication the Bradley Central and Walker Valley Counselors provide to ALL Students in Bradley County.  




Bradley Central High School: Freshmen Academy Counselor Tyson Capehart, Academy Counselors Robin Laxton, Jackie Lynn, and Shanna Dillard, Gear Up Coordinator Melissa Presswood, and Career Coach Angela Floyd.

Walker Valley High School: Freshmen Academy Counselor Kim Blackaby, Academy Counselors Richard Jackson, Sandy Akiona, and Katie DelBonis, and Career Coach Dale Geyer.




Today, Friday, October 2, 2020, is National Manufacturing Day! This is the day across the country that education and manufacturing businesses come together to showcase great careers in manufacturing. Throughout the month of October, Bradley County Schools Career and Technical Education will showcase CTE programs and opportunities in manufacturing. Beginning with this video, Alan Bivens shares the classes and certifications of Walker Valley High School Mechatronics programming.

First Day of School, we are in masks, social distancing, and walking in one direction.  We are working to protect our staff and students.

Let’s learn!!

After five years of planning and dreaming, the PIE Center breaks ground.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a smaller crowd in person to witness the beginning of the next phase of workforce development, but the event was streamed for all to see/participate and the excitement was great!

Kyle Page, Project Director and Master of Ceremonies, led the event.  A welcome from Dr. Linda Cash, Director of Schools, and Board Chairman Troy Weathers engaged the crowd regarding the process and explained how this project will change the landscape of student workforce preparation.  Mr. Weathers commented that Bradley County would be an example across the state.

Distinguished speaker Governor Bill Lee discussed walking through the building before any of the work began when he was running for the position.    Since that time Governor Lee has supported the project, even contributing seed money.  He explained how high school as it currently is needs to change. Governor Lee also discussed act of funding the  GIVE Grant.  This grant will jumpstart the Electrical programming for Bradley County and the PIE Center through the partnership with TCAT-Athens.

After the Governor spoke, Johnny Mull, the Bradley County Commission Chairman, recognized the work of the school system esp. Dr. Linda Cash and Kyle Page.  He thanked the fellow County Commissioners for compromising and taking the steps to make this project happen.  Mayor Gary Davis followed explaining how this was another example of how Bradley County is doing great things.

Representative Mark Hall remarked on the importance of Career Technical Education explaining how he has been a licensed barber for years and how this has supported his family.  Representative Dan Howell and Senator Mike Bell, both who have supported the project through words and deeds since the beginning, both contributed to the positive attributes of having this facility in Bradley County and praised the community support for the project.  Senator Todd Gardenhire discussed the Mechatronics grant, a program which he has written and supported connecting high school and postsecondary, and how it will fit into the PIE Center model.  Sen. Gardenhire also discussed the persistence of Dr. Cash as she sought to make this building a reality.

This is an exciting day indeed for Career and Technical Education and the students of Bradley County and the Southeast, Tennessee region.   This is the next step in changing the landscape of high school.