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
  • Cheryl L. Johnson-Watts
  • Audrey Mathison

Catasauqua Area School District

  • Carol Cunningham

East Penn School District

  • Allan Byrd
  • Paul Champagne
  • Joshua Levinson
  • Adam Smith

Northern Lehigh School District

  • Gary Fedorcha, JOC Chairperson

Northwestern Lehigh School District

  • Alan Rex

Parkland School District

  • David J. Hein, JOC Vice Chairperson
  • David M. Kennedy
  • Carol Facchiano
  • Lisa Roth
  • Marie Maritch
  • Marissa Ziegler

Salisbury Township School District

  • TBD

Southern Lehigh School District

  • Anita Desai
  • Kathleen Parsons

Whitehall-Coplay School District

  • Tina Koren
  • 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: Regina Naradko

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

all-day Spring Break: School Closed
Spring Break: School Closed
Apr 9 – Apr 13 all-day
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute will be closed for Spring[...]
all-day Memorial Day: School Closed
Memorial Day: School Closed
May 25 all-day
Memorial Day is Monday, May 25, 2020. Lehigh Career &[...]
6:30 pm Senior Recognition Night
Senior Recognition Night
May 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Senior Recognition Night is scheduled 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May[...]
all-day Last Day of School for Students
Last Day of School for Students
Jun 9 all-day
The last day of school for Lehigh Career & Technical[...]
2:31 pm Last Day of School for Teachers
Last Day of School for Teachers
Jun 10 @ 2:31 pm – 3:31 pm
The last day of school for Lehigh Career & Technical[...]

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 2020 meetings are scheduled Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, Oct. 28 and Dec. 9. The Committee of the Whole is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23 in the JOC Conference Room. An organization meeting will be held at 7:15 Dec. 9 in the JOC Conference Room.

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
August 2019 Minutes

September 2019 Agenda
September 2019 Minutes

October 2019 Agenda
October 2019 Minutes

November 2019 Agenda/Committee of the Whole
November 2019 Minutes/Committee of the Whole

November 2019 Agenda/Special Meeting
November 2019 Minutes/Special Meeting

December 2019 Agenda/Reorganization
December 2019 Minutes/Reorganization

December 2019 Agenda
December 2019 Minutes

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.