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Penny Moffitt named CTE Development Coordinator 

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Henrietta Haithcock

Franklin High School teacher Penny Moffitt is the new Career and Technical Education (CTE) career development coordinator. 

“She will be spearheading career development plans and exploration initiatives across all Macon County Schools grades 6-12,” said Colleen Strickland, CTE director. “Mrs. Moffitt’s position was made possible through a generous grant from Dogwood Health Trust, and we are confident that her expertise will greatly benefit our students as they navigate their career paths.”

In other updates regarding CTE following a Feb. 12 Macon County Schools Business Advisory Council meeting, Strickland noted, “Our most recent endeavors include the submission of a grant request for $100,000 to fund a Master Plan with an architectural firm for the Higdon Property, as well as a vehicle to facilitate work-based learning and transportation for agricultural activities. Additionally, we have requested a $100,000 match from Dogwood Health Trust to install a new greenhouse on the property. These applications are currently under review, and we are eagerly awaiting the outcome.”

“As we approach spring registration, we are energized by the prospects of further enhancing our career development programs and providing our students with the skills and experiences they need to succeed in their future endeavors,” said Strickland. “We are also planning to offer a firefighter academy in partnership with Southwestern Community College for Franklin High School students.”

Haithcock is a children’s book author. She wrote “The Secret Life of Mr. Brownie” and contributed to the latest edition of the locally published Suminski Family Books’ Animal Stories series. She shares this story as a read-aloud for families this Christmas.