Career Technical Director

Suzanne Kelly, Career and Technical Education Director
I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve as Career and Technical Education Director at FCAHS. It feels great to come back home! I spent the first seven years of my career teaching Business Computer Technology in our CTE department along with serving as the FBLA Advisor from 2000 - 2007.  I have many fond memories of students, faculty, staff, community leaders, and alumni from those early years, and I am looking forward to making many more great memories.

I have 16 years of experience teaching Career and Technical programs at both Forrest County AHS and Lamar County Center for Technical Education.  I obtained my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The University of Southern Mississippi, and I am a National Board Certified CTE Instructor.  As a lifelong CTE advocate, I am passionate about the many opportunities our CTE programs offer high school students.

The CTE students on our campus are provide both technical skills and knowledge along with many hands-on experiences to explore career options before leaving high school.  CTE students also have the opportunity to earn various college scholarships based on overall grade point averages and completion of a 2-year CTE program. Research consistently provides evidence supporting the many benefits CTE programs provide for students, schools, communities, and local business and industries. For more information on benefits of CTE, please visit and click on the tab “What is CTE?”

I am both excited and blessed to have the opportunity to work as a member of the FCAHS administrative team as well as to work with the best CTE department in the state.