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.
Please click on a teacher name below to view a curriculum presentation.
Rachel Martin - Business, Legal and Information Sciences
Waheebah al-Uqdah McCray - Health Sciences
Darryl Thompson - Manufacturing and Engineering Technology and Graphics
Business, Legal and Information SciencesChrystle Slater - Network Engineering Technology 1, 2 and 3Jennifer Gallagher - Business and Legal Pathway - Accounting I, Microsoft IT - Excel, and MarketingDan Froehlich - Business and Legal Pathway - Business Financial Planning, Principals of Business and Business LawKevin Ingram - Computer Engineering Pathway - Computer Engineering Technology 1 and 2, Computer Programming ILeslie Hill - Microsoft IT Academy and Advanced Studies
Vaniece Adams - Allied Health Pathway - Health Team Relations, Health Sciences I and Nursing Fundamental
Angela Garner - Dental Pathway - Dental 1 through 6
Karen Bolick - Medical Science Pathway - Health Sciences II and Biomedical Technology I
Manufacturing and Engineering Technology and Graphics
Maddie Boyles - Graphics Pathway - Adobe Visual, Digital and Video Design
Nancy Taliaferro - Manufacturing and Engineering Pathway - Engineering Technology 1 and 3; Drafting 2
Bobby Wright - Manufacturing and Engineering Pathway - 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.