Dr. Janice H. Sears
Dr. Jan Sears, CTE Director, joined the Marion County School District in 1997. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Business Administration and received her Masters of Secondary Education at William Carey College and her Specialist Degree in Educational Administration from Mississippi State University. She completed her PhD in Technology Education from Mississippi State University. As a doctoral student, she investigated the attitudes and perceptions of Mississippi Career and Technology School Administrators toward technology integration and their knowledge and use of the National Educational Technology Standards for School Administrators (NETS∙A). Dr. Sears resides in Lumberton with her husband, Steed. They have two daughters, Conner Sears, M.D. and Logan Havard. She enjoys water-sports and spending time with family and friends.
CTE Counselor/Assistant Director
My name is Keri Armstrong. I am a 1998 graduate of West Marion High School. I hold a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Mississippi, an M.S. Degree in School Counseling from William Carey University, and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Counseling from Mississippi State University. I received my certification for Educational Administration through the MAPQSL program in 2016. I have been a National Board Certified Counselor and a National Board Certified School Counselor since 2010. I am currently working on my Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership at William Carey University. I began my career in education in 2004, serving first as an elementary teacher for 3 years, and then as a counselor at the high school level. My husband, Devon, and I reside in Foxworth and we have two children. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, singing/listening to music, reading, and more! My passion is helping students transition from high school to college, plan for their future careers, and become productive citizens in our community. As counselor at the Marion County CTC, I am privileged to work with a phenomenal group of teachers and an administrator who share this passion as well!
Student Services Coordinator/Mentor Teacher
My name is Kimberly Rawls. I am a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. in Elementary and a M.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi. I am currently pursuing a Doctorate (PhD) in Instructional Technology at Mississippi State University. I have been a proud educator since 2007, serving as a 4th grade teacher for two years, and then serving as a Student Services Coordinator. I am currently serving as a mentor teacher for new CTE program instructors at MCCTC. In recent years, I have served as a Student Services Coordinator (SSC) trainer for the Mississippi Department of Education, which allowed me to nurture and share knowledge with other Student Services Coordinators across the state of Mississippi. I have also served as a literacy mentor for the Mississippi Department of Education’s ASK-CTE project, which primarily focused on the incorporation of literacy strategies into CTE instruction. I am IC3 and C.O.O.L certified, and I am also a co-advisor of MCCTC's chapter of National Technical Honor Society. I reside in Sumrall, MS with my husband and our three children. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, mentoring teens, and serving in the community.
Amy Baughman, NBCT
Teacher Academy Instructor
My name is Amy Baughman. I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Technology Education in 2006. In 2008, I received a Masters in Educational Leadership from Mississippi State University. Currently, I am the Teacher Academy instructor at Marion County Carl Loftin Career & Technology Center. My certifications include the following: IC3, C.O.O.L., and National Board Teacher Certification.
My name is Robert Boone. I graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Agriculture Education. I also have a Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision. For 20 years I taught Agriculture at Varnado High School in Angie, Louisiana. While there, I also served as assistant principal for 11 years and principal for one year. I spent my last year there as the curriculum coordinator. I am currently the Welding instructor at Marion County Carl Loftin Career and Technology Center. My certifications include: Welding Level 1, 2, 3, and 4, Construction, Electrification, Plumbing, and Masonry. I am married and have five children. In my spare time, I enjoy working on the farm with cattle and spending time with my family.
I am a graduate of West Marion High School. I studied Electronics and Instrumentation at Pearl River Community College. I have worked as an operator, and an electrician for over five years.I come from a long line of electricians. I have lived in this county my whole life. My hobbies include river fishing, creek fishing, and all types of hunting.
Debbie Brumfield, NBCT
Work-Based Learning Experience Instructor/Lead Teacher
My name is Debbie Brumfield. I am the Career Pathway Experience instructor at Marion County Carl Loftin Career and Technology Center and a co-advisor of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Technology and obtained a Masters in Educational Leadership from Mississippi State University. In 2012, I achieved National Board status as a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood/Career and Technical Education. My other certifications include: C.O.O.L. and IC3. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, and traveling.
Shari Bryant, RN
Health Sciences Instructor
As the Health Sciences II teacher at Marion County Carl Loftin Career and Technology Center, I am thankful to help students in Marion County on their path to a professional career. I grew up and graduated Forest Hill High School in Jackson, MS in 1992, but my husband and I have raised our family in southern Mississippi. I have worked as a Registered Nurse continuously since earning an Associate Degree in Nursing from Pearl River Community College. I am BLS, ACLS, PALS, Tb, and TNCC certified. I am also C.O.O.L. certified. My husband and I enjoy traveling to visit our children and their families.
Early Childhood Education Instructor
I am Shaboria Sartin, and I am the Early Childhood Education Instructor and an advisor for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America at the Marion County Career and Technology Center. In 2017, I graduated from Jackson State University with a Bachelor of Science in Childcare and Family Studies. I have previous experience in various preschool settings. I have ten wonderful years of practical classroom experience, and I’m extremely passionate about teaching students the importance of early childhood education. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children.
Auto Mechanics Instructor
My name is Kade Lear. I am the Automotive Technology Instructor at the Marion County Career Technology Center. I am a graduate of Tylertown High School. I attended Southwest Mississippi Community College and received a degree in Automotive Technology. I have been involved in automotive repair and parts sales since the age of 14. I love anything with an engine.. When away from work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.
My name is Anna Morris. I am a 2009 graduate of Columbia High School. I obtained my Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2013. I have taught mathematics, science, Cyber Foundations, and currently am the Engineering and Robotics instructor. I am C.O.O.L certified. I live in Columbia with my Goldendoodle, Hunt. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, swimming, watching football, and cheering on the USM Golden Eagles.
Bryan Porter is a graduate of Columbia High School 1997. After high school he studied at Jones County Junior College and William Carey University and has an Associates in Arts degree from Jones County Junior College. He has over 15 years experience as a residential carpenter where he did many jobs including framing, forming, building cabinets, and all other types of finish carpentry. He is currently the Construction/Carpentry Instructor at the Marion County Carl Loftin Career and Technology Center. In his spare time Mr. Porter enjoys traveling with his wife and two children. He also enjoys going to football games, playing golf, hunting, and fishing.
Katie Albritton, RN
Health Sciences Instructor
My name is Katie Albritton. I am the Health Sciences 1 instructor at Carl Loftin Career and Technical Center in Marion County, Mississippi. I am a 2004 graduate of Stone High School in Wiggins, Mississippi. I received my Associates degree at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in May 2006 and my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2009. I am passionate about healthcare and I enjoy instructing students in this area. I am married and have four children. We live in Sandy Hook, Mississippi. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Chef Dana Smith
Culinary Arts Instructor
My name is Dana Smith. I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. in Home Economic Education. I am the Culinary Instructor at the Carl Loftin Career and Technology Center. I hold the following certification: ServSafe, ServSafe Proctor, IC3, C.O.O.L., ProStart Levels 1-3, State Pro-Start Summer Training. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and cooking.
Digital Media Instructor
My name is Heather Smith. I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration in 2004. I also have a Masters in Business Administration from William Carey University. Currently, I am the Digital Media instructor at the Marion County Carl Loftin Career and Technology Center. I am IC3 and C.O.O.L. certified. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.