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
  • Audrey Mathison
  • Robert E. Smith Jr.

Catasauqua Area School District

  • Carol Cunningham

East Penn School District

  • Allan Byrd
  • Paul Champagne
  • Seth Flanders
  • Adam Smith

Northern Lehigh School District

  • Gary Fedorcha, JOC Vice Chairperson

Northwestern Lehigh School District

  • Alan Rex

Parkland School District

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

Salisbury Township School District

  • Frank Frankenfield, JOC Chairperson

Southern Lehigh School District

  • Anita Desai
  • Kathleen Parsons

Whitehall-Coplay School District

  • William Leiner Jr.
  • Joseph Shields

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: Travis Serfass

Supervisor of Special Education: Kristin Jachowicz

Academic Center Principal: Dr. Mark Covelle

Supervisor of Career & Technical Education: Darin VanNorman

Supervisor of Technology: Dipal Kipadia

Supervisor of Career & Technical Education & Special Projects Coordinator: Stephen Monastra

Supervisor of Career & Technical Education: Sean Will

Supervisor of Career & Technical Education: Brian Faust

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

7:30 pm JOC Meeting
JOC Meeting
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm
The Lehigh Career & Technical Institute Joint Operating Committee (JOC)[...]
all-day Winter Break: School Closed
Winter Break: School Closed
Dec 23 2019 – Jan 1 2020 all-day
Christmas is Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 and New Year’s Day[...]
all-day MLKJ Day: School Closed
MLKJ Day: School Closed
Jan 20 all-day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.[...]
all-day Presidents Day: School Closed
Presidents Day: School Closed
Feb 14 – Feb 17 all-day
Presidents Day, also known as Washington’s Birthday, is Monday, Feb.[...]
all-day Teacher In-Service: School Closed
Teacher In-Service: School Closed
Mar 13 all-day
Friday, March. 13, 2020, is an in-service day for teachers,[...]

LCTI Policy Manual

Comprehensive Plan: July 2016-June 2020

Comprehensive Plan: July 2020-June 2023

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute’s Comprehensive Plan: July 2020 -June 2023 is now available for public review. To share questions or comments about the plan, contact Director of Curriculum & Instruction Lisa Greenawalt at 610-799-1484 or greenawaltl@lcti.org.

ESSA Federal Report

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 2019 meetings are scheduled Aug. 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 23 and Dec. 11. The JOC does not meet in November.

JOC Meeting Agendas & Minutes

August 2018 Agenda
August 2018 Minutes

September 2018 Agenda
September 2018 Minutes

October 2018 Agenda
October 2018 Minutes

December 2018 AgendaReorganization Agenda
December 2018 Minutes / Reorganization Minutes

January 2019 Agenda
January 2019 Minutes

February 2019 Agenda
February 2019 Minutes

March 2019 Agenda
March 2019 Minutes

April 2019 Agenda
April 2019 Minutes

May 2019 Agenda
May 2019 Minutes

June 2019 Agenda
June 2019 Minutes

August 2019 Agenda

September 2019 Agenda

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 Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law

View Pa. Office of Open Records Citizens’ Guide

View Joint Operating Committee Policy 801

View LCTI’s records request procedure in its entirety

View Right-to-Know Request Form

Education Park Drive

Schnecksville, PA

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