SYLACAUGA -- Dr. Jon Segars has been named director of Career and Technical Education (CTE) by the Sylacauga Board of Education and began his duties Sept. 1.
Segars follows Christie Caine, who recently retired from the position. He retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel after 22 years. Following his retirement, he settled in Auburn and has been ROTC instructor at Auburn High School. He holds a business degree from North Georgia College, and received his doctorate from Auburn University.
“First and foremost, I plan to build on what Christie Caine has already established,” he said. “I am walking behind a legend, not replacing one. She has laid a great foundation for these pathways, and I am glad for the opportunity to carry on with this work.
“The focus of CTE will be to continue to provide the students and community with what they need for success. I am spending time getting to know the community leaders and asking what they need from the future workforce, and then making sure our CTE programs are providing the necessary training and education to prepare our students for those opportunities.”
Segars’ military background affords him fresh insight into the skills needed for today’s graduates, school officials said.
“Dr. Segars is a wonderful addition to the Sylacauga City Schools family,” Superintendent Dr. Todd Freeman said. “He is an exceptional leader with a genuine desire to support the success of all students. Dr. Segars and the outstanding career and technical staff will continue to move our program to greater heights.”