Career and Technical Education
Highland has three academies which are focused on Career and Technical Education. The mission of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is to empower students to be successful students, workers, and leaders in a global economy. CTE programs are designed to contribute to the broad educational achievement of students, including basic skills, as well as their ability to work independently and as part of a team, think creatively and solve problems, and utilize technology in the thinking and problem-solving process.
Highland School of Technology has twelve CTE teachers. The academies are listed below.
Rachel Martin - Business, Legal and Information Science
Waheebah al-Uqdah McCray - Health Sciences
Darryl Thompson - Manufacturing and Engineering Technology and Graphics
Business, Legal and Information SciencesJennifer Gallagher - Accounting I, Adobe Visual II, and MarketingLezlie Hill - Adobe Visual I, Adobe Visual II and Business EssentialsKevin Ingram - CompTIA IT Fundamentals, Python Programming I and IIDove Long - Adobe Visual I and Adobe Visual IIBrooke Queen - CTE Advanced Studies, Financial Planning I and II, and Business and Personal LawChrystle Slater - Cisco Network Engineering Technology I and II, Network Security, CTE Advanced Studies
Karen Bolick - Health Science I and II and CTE Advanced Studies
Angela Garner - Dental 1 through 6
Kelly Gilbert - Biomedical Technology, Health Sciences I and Nursing Fundamental
Manufacturing and Engineering Technology and Graphics
Maddie Boyles - Adobe Visual II, Adobe Video Design, Digital Design and Animation, Game Art Design I
Leanna Henson - Engineering Technology 1 and 3; Drafting 2
Bobby Wright - Engineering Technology 2 and 4; Drafting 1
In compliance with federal laws, Gaston County Schools’ Career and Technical Education Department administers all educational programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, disability, or gender, except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law.
Public Notice Statement
Career and Technical Education: Gaston County Schools offers a wide range of Career and Technical Education Courses. Program offerings include Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, and Trades & Industrial courses. In compliance with federal laws, Gaston County Schools’ Career and Technical Education Department administers educational programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, disability, or gender. Inquiries should be directed to: Director of Career and Technical Education for Gaston County Schools at 366 W Garrison Blvd. (704) 861-2496.