• Kathleen Duff
    Director Career/Vocational Technical Education & Business
    Newton Public Schools
  • Barbara Molé
    CTE Administrative Assistant  
    617-559-6250 (CTE Office)
    617-559-6256 (CTE fax) 
  •          The Career/Vocational Technical Education (CTE) program offers students enrolled in Newton Public Schools opportunities to explore and develop vocational and technical competency skills in a variety of career & vocational technical fields. Students will prepare for 21st-century careers and citizenship by learning how to think critically, problem solve, collaborate in teams, develop leadership skills, build effective oral and written communication skills, learn how to access, analyze, and synthesize information, and become innovative thinkers and designers. They will have the opportunity to explore career options and to develop an individual Career Plan designed to help them learn how to make informed choices now and for their future. Through a comprehensive sequencing of technical and academic courses, students will develop a solid foundation of knowledge and skills which is essential for a smooth transition into post-secondary education and the world of work. Upon graduation, students will be prepared and ready to pursue post-secondary education in two, or four-year colleges, vocational technical training institutes, apprenticeships, and enter the workplace.

    The Career /Vocational Technical Education programs are approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in accordance with
    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 74 Regulations

    CTE, Business, and Engineering Programs & Staff:

    Automotive Technology: Paul Wagner (teacher) & Art Kadehjian (teaching assistant)
    Business: Robert Kane (teacher), Ellen Novinsky (teacher)
    Carpentry: Garrett Tingle (teacher) & Ed Ellis (teacher assistant)
    Culinary Arts: Lisa McKinney (teacher), Heather Irber (teacher), & Lisa Marzilli (teaching assistant)
    Design & Visual Communications: Sue Brooks (teacher)
    Drafting: Andrea Shurtleff (teacher)
    Early Education & Care: Michelle Ramsdell (teacher)
    Engineering: Scott Rosenhahn (teacher), Malinda Tupper (teacher)
    Graphic Communications: Thomas Donnellan (teacher) & Stephanie Mamis (teaching assistant)
    Greengineering: Adam Peloquin (teacher), Malinda Tupper (teacher)
    Introduction to Technical Theater: Michael Barrington-Haber (teacher)
    TV Media Arts: Scott Dunlop (teacher) & Amanda Mazzola (teaching assistant)
    High School students interested in the CTE programs enroll in the Exploratory Program as a prerequisite to the high quality technical instruction available in the Majors - read description of Exploratory Program and Majors.
    Additional experiential learning opportunities include internships and cooperative education workplace experiences.

    For course descriptions and the CVTE Application, click here Course Catalog 2016-2017