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Mr.  Todd  Gainous
Assistant Principal/CTAE Director/CEO of College & Career Academy
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Graduated Cairo High School - 1982

Graduated Bainbridge College - A.A. Pre-Engineering - 1990

Graduated Valdosta State University - B.S. Trade & Industrial Education - 2005

Graduated Valdosta State University - Master of Education: Secondary Trade & Industrial Education - 2007

Industry Certified Training Professional in the Fields of Carpentry, Masonry, Plumbing and Residential Wiring

Authorized by the Occupational Safety and Health Andministration (OSHA) to issue 10 hour and 30 hour OSHA safety Credentials

Graduated Nova Southeastern University 2012 - Education Specialist: Teacher Leadership with a concentration on Brain Based Teaching


Over 20 years of experience in a multitude of construction and engineering positions including laborer, draftsman, machine designer, project engineer and sales engineer with a number of companies in south west Georgia and north west Florida.

The 2013-2014 school year represents my eleventh year in education, all of which have been at Cairo High School. From 2003 until 2010, I taught Construction Technology, beginning in 2010, I also began to teach the Engineering Drafting and Design classes as well.

This year marks my first year in administration. I am now the CTAE Director/Assistant Principal. I look forward to this new challenge and my desire is to see the CHS CTAE Department grow in size and quality.


Mr. Gainous was born and raised right here in Cairo. He attended Southside Elementary School, Washington Middle School and graduated from Cairo High School in 1982. He is proud to say that he was a member of the first CHS football team to have an undefeated regular season. He also was a state competitor in Machine Drafting and finished 4th in the state of Georgia in this category in April of 1982.

After high school he briefly attended Valdosta State College. He entered service to his country in December of 1983, in the United States Marine Corps. While in the Marine Corps, he received extensive electronics training and was a Communication, Navigation and Radar Systems Technician on a Grumman EA-6B Prowler.

After his stint in the Marine Corps, he returned to southwest Georgia to begin a career as a draftsman and worked his way into positions as design engineer for several companies in this part of the state.

He began his teaching career at CHS in the fall of 2003 and this year has been named CTAE Director/Assistant Principal.