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.

    Academy Coordinators

    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 Sciences

    Dan Froehlich - Financial Planning I and II, Principals of Business and Business and Personal Law
    Jennifer Gallagher -  Accounting I, Adobe Visual, Adobe Digital and Marketing
    Kevin Ingram - CompTIA IT Fundamentals, Python Programming I and II
    Dove Long - Adobe Visual, Adobe Digital and Principles of Business
    Brooke Queen - Adobe Visual, Adobe Digital and CTE Advanced Studies
    Chrystle Slater  - Cisco Network Engineering Technology I and II, Network Security, CTE Advanced Studies

    Health Sciences

    Elizabeth Huskins - Biomedical Technology, Health Sciences I and Nursing Fundamental
    Angela Garner -  Dental 1 through 6
    Karen Bolick  -  Health Science I and II and CTE Advanced Studies

    Manufacturing and Engineering Technology and Graphics

    Maddie Boyles -  Adobe Visual, 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.