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Photo of Mr. Dempsey in his officeMr. Dempsey joined the Career Tech Center in 2021.

He earned a Master of Educational Leadership from American Intercontinental University and Bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Accounting. An educator since 1999, Mr. Dempsey has taught Accounting, Math, and Engineering on the Middle and High School levels.

Mr. Dempsey is a certified Texas Instruments Trainer and Master Teacher in Entrepreneurship and is Kuta Robotics and IC3 certified. He is a board member of the Mississippi Association of Educators, Regional Coordinator of the Technology Student Association (TSA), and an officer in the Mississippi Engineering Teaching Association (META).

 Seeing the need for positive role male role models in education was a driving force in Mr. Dempsey’s decision to become an educator.

 Mr. Dempsey believes that students who take the Engineering program should be prepared to compete globally in the Engineering field. Career and Technical Education provides an opportunity for to students to explore their passion in a career field that enables them to gain valuable first-hand experiences.

”Why did you choose your Career & Technical Program?”

Engineering & Robotics

"I'm interested in aerospace engineering.  I hope to use this program to learn some of the stuff I might do in my future career."  Clemon Jimerson III, D'Iberville Class of 2023

"I have always enjoyed making new things and creating things that help with everyday actions.  This course will help me in the future by showing me a bit of a preview of what my career could be and teaching me some of the fundamentals involved."  Kaley DeCelle, Harrison Central Class of 2023

I want to be a web developer.  I plan on learning how to code and then building off of that knowledge to get a job."  James Jones, West Harrison Class of 2022

"I like coding and building robots.  I might use this to further law enforcement development."  Nathan Poage, Harrison Central Class of 2022

"I wanted to improve my computer skills because I want to be an animator, which takes computer skills."  Nina Simone Calcote, West Harrison Class of 2022

"I chose this program to explore my interest in engineering and further pursue my goal of becoming a biomedical engineer.  The skills I learn here will accustom me to more hands-on projects requiring critical thinking and deeper thought."  JaShawn Mitchell, Harrison Central Class of 2022

"I plan to pursue a career in mechanical engineering and mechatronics.  I hope to use this info to further my future in engineering."  Mattox Hart, D'Iberville Class of 2022

“I have an interest in Petroleum Engineering, and this class gives me a foundation to build upon.”  Nicholas McCoy, D’Iberville Class of 2019

“I want to major in Computer Science when I go to college, so I took Robotics to prepare.”  Brie Moore, Harrison Central Class of 2018

“I wanted this program because I want to become an engineer, and this class would get me closer to my goal.”  Alfred Coleman, West Harrison Class of 201