Brady McCullough is truly a product of Career and Technology Education. As a Vo Ag and FFA student at Owasso Public Schools, he held local offices, showed cattle, and participated in various leadership activities, and was later elected as a State FFA officer. He continued his FFA involvement throughout college at OSU and in 1982 accepted his first job in Career and Technology Education as an Ag Teacher in Noble, Oklahoma.
He has been in the Career Tech System for approximately 34 years. His tenure has included administrative positions at Meridian Technology Center in Stillwater, Tulsa Technology Center, and the State Department of CareerTech. He accepted his first Superintendent position in 2011 at Green Country Technology Center in Okmulgee and became Superintendent at Autry in July 2015
McCullough retired from his position after six years at Autry Tech. During his time at Autry, McCullough spearheaded several new initiatives, including the purchase of a new training facility at 1802 N. Van Buren, new construction on the east end of the main campus for a diesel technology program, a CNC machine program, a fabrication lab, as well as the renovation of the culinary arts classroom to create a state-of-the-art training facility.
In honor of his dedication, Autry Technology Center named a state-of-the-art lab for him. The McCullough Lab is a high-tech, materials fabrication lab featuring design, prototyping, and light production resources for district members. The lab has two main spaces: the Rapid Prototyping Center and a production floor with zones for metal, wood, and soft goods.
Under McCullough’s leadership, Autry over the last several years also has significantly expanded its footprint in the area surrounding the 30-acre facility.
After his retirement, McCullough plans to stay in Enid with his wife. “Enid’s our home,” he said. “There’s a fishing pole in the back of my truck waiting for me. We plan to be here a long time.”