Special to the Herald
SAVANNAH -- Savannah Technical College recently named two new department heads.
Stephanie Grant will lead the college's Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) Department; and Robert Sexton has been named Cyber Department head.
Grant is responsible for oversight of all instruction, curriculum development, administrative and budgetary aspects for the College’s ECCE program.
She has been an instructor at Savannah Tech since 2016. She also serves as STC’s Faculty Senate Awards & Accolades Committee Chair and ECCE Student Organization Advisor. She has served as the Instructional Faculty Consortium Committee South Region Vice-Chair. In 2022, Grant was named the Georgia SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year and was a national judge for SkillsUSA for the past two years.
After graduating from Jenkins High School in Savannah, Grant earned an associate’s degree from Savannah Tech in early childhood care and education; a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with a minor in elementary education from Armstrong State (now Georgia Southern); and a master’s in early childhood education from Walden University.
Grant taught pre-kindergarten in Savannah at Windy’s Preschool, where she was honored as employee of the year in 2013. She also taught at Ridgeland Elementary School in South Carolina.
The College’s ECCE classes are offered at the college’s Liberty and Savannah campuses. The program prepares graduates for employment in a variety of positions in childcare and related fields. Graduates are qualified as paraprofessionals, private pre-kindergarten teachers or Assistant Pre-K teachers, owners and/or directors of child care centers. The associate degree provides graduates with the opportunity for continued education and articulation to baccalaureate programs.
As Cyber Department head, Sexton is responsible for oversight of all instruction, curriculum development, administrative and budgetary aspects for the College’s Cyber and related programs.
Sexton retired from the U.S. Army after two decades of service. Most recently he was a senior information system security engineer for Abacus. He has worked as a senior consultant for Verizon and as an IT specialist as a Department of Defense contractor.
He holds a master’s degree in information security and assurance from Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah and a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in information technology from Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs. He is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).
Cyber- and related programs at Savannah Tech include cyber forensics, cybersecurity, information technology, networking and computer support. These are high-demand training options in Georgia. Students that qualify for financial aid and are enrolled diploma/certificate Cyber and related programs may receive additional HOPE Career Grant funds. For more information about STC’s Cybersecurity programs visit: www.savannahtech.edu/cybersecurity