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Mike Stough- Director of Career Technical Education

Mike Stough, CTE Director

The 2016-2017 school year marks my 11th year as an educator in the state of Alabama. I have recently transitioned into the role of Carroll High School Career Center Director. This is an exciting time to be a part of Carroll and all of the academic and career and technical opportunites we provide for our students. I am very excited to work with such a dedicated staff, hard-working students, supportive parents, and caring community.

I began my teaching career as a physical education and health teacher in the Eufaula City School system where I served for seven years. After seven years of teaching and coaching in Eufaula, I decided to pursue a career in administration. I continued my education at Troy University and received a Masters degree in Instructional Leadership and Administration.

Carroll High School's Career Center restructured instruction into smaller learning communities known as college & career-themed academies in the fall of 2012. Student interests and career focuses are used to bring relevance to their high school curriculum requirements as well as their future college and career aspirations. Our students create a plan for their future in ninth grade and work toward achieving their goals as they learn for life through their individualized high school studies.

We are proud to be able to announce that Carroll High School and CHS Career Center were awarded AdvancED STEM Certification in 2015 when the system completed and passed our District AdvancED Certification. We became the first schools in Alabama and the 9th in the nation to attain this distinction!

We also have many students who are already earning college credits through our Dual-Enrollment programs offered by Wallace Community College and EnterpriseState Community College (in Aviation Maintenance). Dual-enrollment gives our students a head start! 

CHS Career Center is a Simulated Workplace Site! CTE teachers are implementing the Alabama Simulated Workplace Initiative. Our CTE classrooms are now student-led companies.

At CHS and the Career Center we have embarked on a Journey to Success to ensure our students receive the very best education in the Wiregrass. I invite you to contact me with any questions or concerns anytime @ 334-774-4949 or email: mstough@ozarkcityschools.net GO EAGLES!


Ozark City Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Mrs. Jan Bowen, 504 Coordinator, 1044 Andrews Avenue, Ozark, AL 36360, (334) 774-5197 ext. 2541. jbowen@ozarkcityschools.net