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CATA Staff Prepares to Welcome Students

Central Academy of Technology & Arts has been busy for the past week preparing for students to return to school.  School staff met by Academy and Departments to set goals for the year based on the Academy and Department Themes.  School staff participated in professional development on Safety, as well as Instruction to work toward ensuring that their classes center around:   Challenging, Active, Teaching for learning, and engaging Atmospheres.  

Teachers and staff met with our new school nurse, Ms. Laura Webster, who replaces Nurse Hadley who retired this summer.   Teachers and staff also met with our new School Resource Officer, Officer Vivian Caldwell, who replaces Officer Parler who moved to the detective division.   We welcome both of our new safety personnel and look forward to working with them. 

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Cougars Welcome New Head Football Coach photo

Cougars Welcome New Head Football Coach

Principal Fisenne and the CATA staff welcome Coach Edward Shane Griffin as the new head football coach at CATA.  Coach Griffin is the fourth head football coach in the history of the CATA football program, and will begin his duties immediately.

Coach Griffin is a native of Union County having played his high school football at Forest Hills High School.  He played offensive line for the Wingate University Bulldogs.  Coach Griffin is a NC licensed certified educator in special education, physical education and recently completed his licensure requirements in school administration. 

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