Career & Technical Education

  • At Winchester Public Schools, Career and Technical Education provides students with an abundance of opportunities to explore career options in settings that anticipate and address every student's needs.  Our students are entering a highly competitive workforce and to be career and college ready they need to be able to integrate 21st Century skills, technical knowledge and skills, and core academic knowledge. 

    With an emphasis on real world, problem-based learning, and real life skills, we strive to provide the opportunities for all students to get the exposure they desire to graduate from Winchester Public Schools ready for what's next in life.  There is nothing more exciting than seeing students engaged in studies and real world projects that spark their imaginations.  From carpentry, welding, applied materials, to medical labs, to materials and processing, we are providing hands-on courses that are aligned with rigorous industry and academic standards.  


    Students at CTE

Programs and Academies

  • Emil and Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center logo The Emil & Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center empowers students with 21st century readiness skills through an integrated, project-based learning approach that will connect with local industry to develop life-ready graduates that are highly skilled, self-directed and community-minded.

    Three academies are housed at the Innovation Center, each offering programs that equip students with the skills and credentials needed for a career in their respective field:

    • Professional Skills Academy
    • Health Sciences Academy
    • Advanced Technologies Academy

Contact Information

  • Katie Lockhart
    Katie Lockhart
    CTE Coordinator
    540-678-3966, ext. 42103

    Bobby Jo Hawkins
    Bobbie Jo Hawkins
    Assistant Principal, EGSIC
    540-678-3966, ext. 42102

    Sarah Weinstein
    Sara Weinstein

    Work-Based Learning Coach
    540-678-3966, ext. 42104

    Amanda Chapman
    Administrative Assistant, EGSIC/CTE