Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides an important pathway to success for high school students and offers each student opportunities to personalize his or her education based on their career interests and unique learning needs. At the high school level, CTE provides students with opportunities to explore a career theme of interest while learning a set of technical and employability skills that integrate into or complement their academic journey. These pathways can culminate in postsecondary degrees, certificates, apprenticeships, or employment.
Many of our CTE students say their CTE classes helped them determine the interest for post-secondary education, careers, and more. CTE students use their skills to pay their way through college, launch their career pathway, and make the high school journey just a little more interesting.
CTE pathways within our high school include CTE classes offered on campus at Cactus Shadows for Freshman-Seniors, in addition to specialty pathways offered at EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology) for our Juniors and Seniors.
Meet Your CTE Cactus Shadows Team:
Sara Haugen – CTE Director Student Services
Dr. Cindy Bezard – Business Management, Marketing
David Contreras – Film and TV, Finance 3-4
Lori Hart – Digital Communications (Newspaper and Yearbook)
Joe Harvey – Sports Medicine
Jonathan Naylor – Finance, Software & App Design (Computer Science)
Diana Rockey, interim teacher – Culinary Arts
For questions, contact:
Sara Haugen/CTE Director