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Career and Technical Education

CTE Department Information

Most careers in the 21st century will require students to engage in some type of postsecondary education. CTE prepares both youth and adults for a wide range of careers in this new century. These careers will require varying levels of education.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, 97% of all high school students take at least one CTE course, and one in four students take three or more courses in a single program area. One-third of college students are involved in CTE, and as many as 40 million adults engage in short-term postsecondary occupational training.

Too many students leave school without the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in today’s workplace.   Over the past decade, CTE has evolved with the economy to focus on careers in high demand and high growth industries.  Today’s CTE programs are leading the effort to ensure all students are ready for 21st century employment.

Career & Technology Education Teachers

Kyle Burns - Leadership/PALs
Tammy Cole - Health Science
Greg Collins - A/V production
Angel Cubine - Health Science
Charles Davis - Construction
Judith Dobler - Medical Micro
Cody Ellis- Engineering Design/Presentation
Alton Hawkins - Dollars and Sense/Business Law
Heather Hernandez - College and Career 
Jamie Hudman - Culinary Arts
Elisabeth McGuire - Human Services/Food Science/Counseling/Mental Health/Instruction
Karen Ritch - Principles of Business Manufacturing/Career Prep/Accounting
Caity Rutledge - Animation/Graphic Design
Vanessa Sommerfeld - Anatomy and Physiology/ Forensic Science
Samantha Syzdloski - Robotics/Video Game Design/Commercial Photography
Melissa Talley - Intro Culinary Arts/Child Development/Human Growth & Anatomy
Mark Thomas - Welding
Elizabeth White - Commercial Photo/Principles of Applied Engineering
Chris Yoder -Digital Media

Carrie Chandler

CTE administrator, Assistant Principal

CTE Learning that works for America
CTE: Making the Difference
CTE = Success
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MISSION
The Pine Tree family champions the relentless pursuit of excellence through a compassionate and safe learning environment empowering all students to develop their unique passions and to make a positive impact in a global society.

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