CTAE Administrators

The Carroll County School System has premier leaders who are committed to preparing students to be employed, enrolled or enlisted upon graduation. The three administrators who lead Carroll County’s career and technical educational programs have nearly 80 years of combined experience preparing students for their future.

Tracey Barrow

Coordinator, CCA-North
Before coming to the North College and Career Academy, Mrs. Barrow served as principal of Mt. Zion High School for 17 years. She provides a wealth of experience in providing premier opportunities to students, and during her tenure at MZHS students achieved the highest graduation rate in the district. Mrs. Barrow is a 27-year veteran educator and earned her bachelor's degree in secondary education and a specialist in educational leadership from Jacksonville State University. She is married to Chad Barrow and they have two children.

Dr. Douglas Wright

Coordinator, CCA-South
Dr. Doug Wright is the principal of the College and Career Academy South Campus. During his time with the Carroll County School System, he has served as the 12 for Life coordinator, project director for the i3, STEM for Life, Step into STEM, and Full STEAM Ahead grants, assistant principal of CCA, counselor at VRHS, counselor at CHS, and instructor at OCHS. Wright received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina and his doctorate from the University of West Georgia. He has been the president of several educational associations and is a member of civic and professional organizations.

Joel Grubbs

Supervisor, 12 for Life
Mr. Grubbs has 24 years of experience in secondary education where he has served in a variety of leadership positions in the classroom, as a coach, and as an administrator. In 2009, he earned his master’s degree in educational leadership from Jacksonville State University. Over the past 10 years, Mr. Grubbs has been involved with the 12 for Life program at various levels. In 2015, Mr. Grubbs was hired as 12 for Life’s Instructional Facilitator. In this position, he managed dual enrollment, taught financial literacy, and served as the procurement clerk for the Georgia Systems for Procurement Equity (GSPE). Since March of 2017, Mr. Grubbs has been the principal/site Supervisor of 12 for Life. His areas of work responsibilities beyond the day-to-day supervision of 12 for Life’s teachers and students are identifying and evaluating potential students for the 12 for Life program. He also works with Southwire’s Human Resources Team to lead and direct the student interview and orientation process of hiring. 
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