Mr. Chris King started his career as a Special Education teacher and county special populations coordinator in 1992. After two years he became one of the first of five high school Criminal Justice teachers in Tennessee until accepting the position of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director and Assistant Principal at CCHS in 2001. In 2005, he advanced as the school system Human Resources Officer and CTE Director for the following three years when the CTE Director became a fulltime responsibility as the program expanded to all 12 schools. Beginning in July 2016, Mr. King added the 9th – 12th Supervisor of Instruction duties with the CTE Director position.
Mr. King earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee in Human Management and Criminology in 1988, a Master’s degree from Tennessee Technological University (TTU) in Special Education in 1993, a Specialist in Education degree from TTU in School Administration and Supervision in 1996, and is currently working to complete a Doctorate of Education in School Leadership from Samford University. Mr. King has been dedicated to the promotion, expansion and quality improvement of the CTE programs for students in Cumberland County Schools. Programs of Study for all 16 national Career Clusters are offered. College and Career Readiness opportunities continue to grow to the advantage of our students.
Other CTE Staff members at Central Services include:
Cumberland County School's CTE provides opportunities to students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its program or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Additionally, lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE.
The Cumberland County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. The Cumberland County School System offers classes in many Career and Technical Education program areas under its open admissions policy. Specifically, The Cumberland County School System offers admissions based on selective criteria in programs like Agriculture, Business, Family and Consumer Science, Transportation, Culinary Arts, STEM, Trade and Industry and Marketing through a separate application process that is nondiscriminatory. For more information about the application process and particular course offerings, contact the Career and Technical Education office at (931) 484-4769. *[LEP: Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs.] The following people have been designated to handle the inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:
Mr. Dan Schlafer, Director of Federal Programs, Title IX Coordinator, Cumberland County Schools, 368 Fourth Street, Crossville, Tennessee 38555, 931-484-6135 email@example.com
Mrs. Vicki Presson, Director of Special Education, 504 / Title II (ADA) Coordinator, Cumberland County Schools, 368 Fourth Street, Crossville, Tennessee 38555, 931- 484-6135, firstname.lastname@example.org