About Us


Our Mission

Our mission at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute is to prepare all students for successful careers and
lifelong learning.

We believe at LCTI that our purpose is to provide students with opportunities to pursue college and
careers. We also believe it is important to serve our community. Therefore, our course offerings are a
reflection of the identified employment needs in the Lehigh Valley.

Our Story

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute is Pennsylvania’s largest career and technical school.

Founded in 1971, LCTI today provides more than 45 skills-based programs of study, as well as academic instruction for about 2,700 ninth- through 12th-grade students from Lehigh County’s nine public school districts. Those school districts are:

LCTI also offers industry-relevant training and credentials for adults working in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. The school’s state-of-the-art facilities encompass roughly 450,000 square feet on a 47-acre campus in the Schnecksville section of North Whitehall Township.

Our Joint Operating Committee

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute is governed by a 21-member Joint Operating Committee composed of school directors from each of the nine sending districts. The number of committee members from a given district is proportionate to the market value of that district’s property, as determined by Pennsylvania’s State Tax Equalization Board. The districts’ school boards appoint their representatives. The JOC members are:

Allentown School District

  • Lisa Conover
  • Cecilia Gerlach
  • Audrey Mathison
  • Robert E. Smith Jr.

Catasauqua Area School District

  • Carol Cunningham

East Penn School District

  • Paul Champagne
  • Chris Donatelli
  • Alan C. Earnshaw
  • Adam Smith

Northern Lehigh School District

  • Gary Fedorcha, JOC Vice Chairperson

Northwestern Lehigh School District

  • Alan Rex

Parkland School District

  • David J. Hein
  • David M. Kennedy
  • Carol Facchiano
  • Lisa Roth
  • Robert E. Bold
  • Marie Maritch

Salisbury Township School District

  • Frank Frankenfield, JOC Chairperson

Southern Lehigh School District

  • Kathleen Parsons
  • Rita Sisselberger

Whitehall-Coplay School District

  • Patty Gaugler

Our Administration

Executive Director: Dr. Thomas J. Rushton

Director of Career & Technical Education: Kurt Adam

Director of Academic & Special Programs: Grace Loeffler

Director of Curriculum & Instruction: Dr. Lisa Greenawalt

Business Administrator: Patricia T. Bader

Human Resource Manager: Gretchen Boyer

Director of Postsecondary & Workforce Education: Jan Brna

Facilities Engineer: Daniel Kotran

Supervisor of Special Education: Kristin Jachowicz

Academic Center Principal: 

Supervisor of Career & Technical Education: Darin VanNorman

Supervisor of Technology: Stan Nestor

Supervisor of Career & Technical Education & Special Projects Coordinator: Dr. Rita Tatusko

Supervisor of Career & Technical Education: Sean Will

Supervisor of Career & Technical Education: Stephen Monastra

Cafeteria Supervisor: Pamela Hittinger

Contact Us

Our Offices

Adult Workforce Education Office

Business Office

Curriculum Office

Health Office

Human Resources Office

Public Relations Office

Special Education Office

Student Services Office

Upcoming Events

JOC Meeting 7:30 pm
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JOC Meeting @ Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm
The Lehigh Career & Technical Institute Joint Operating Committee (JOC)[...]
Open House 6:00 pm
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Open House @ Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Election Day: School Closed all-day
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Election Day: School Closed @ Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
Nov 6 all-day
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 is Election Day. School is closed[...]
Thanksgiving: School Closed all-day
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Thanksgiving: School Closed @ Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
Nov 22 – Nov 26 all-day
Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Lehigh Career & Technical[...]
Academic Center Showcase 6:30 pm
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Academic Center Showcase @ Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

JOC Meeting Schedule

The Joint Operating Committee typically meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the JOC Conference Room, which is adjacent to the Business Office off of Lot 4.

The committee’s 2017-18 meetings are scheduled Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Dec. 13, Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 28,  April 25, May 23 and June 27. The JOC does not meet in July or November.

LCTI Policy Manual

Comprehensive Plan: July 2016-June 2019

Open Records

In keeping with Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law and JOC Policy 801, requests for access to public records maintained by LCTI must be filed with the open records officer identified as follows:

Open Records Officer: Patricia T. Bader
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
4500 Education Park Drive
Schnecksville, PA 18078
P: 610-799-1335
F: 610-799-1314

View the records request procedure in its entirety

View JOC Policy 801

View Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law

Education Park Drive

Schnecksville, PA

Our mission at LCTI is to prepare all students for successful careers and lifelong learning.