About Us


Our Mission

Our mission at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute is to prepare all students for successful careers and lifelong learning. LCTI is committed to fostering continuous improvement in curriculum, staff and student performance through a disciplined and structured quality system that solicits stakeholder input and drives strategic and operational planning.

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

  • Audrey Mathison
  • Robert E. Smith Jr., JOC Chairperson
  • Charlie Thiel

Catasauqua Area School District

  • Christine Nace

East Penn School District

  • Alan C. Earnshaw
  • Rebecca Heid
  • Paul Champagne
  • Chris Donatelli

Northern Lehigh School District

  • Gary Fedorcha

Northwestern Lehigh School District

  • Joseph Fatzinger

Parkland School District

  • Lisa Roth
  • Robert E. Bold
  • Carol Facchiano
  • David J. Hein
  • David M. Kennedy
  • Barry Long

Salisbury Township School District

  • Frank Frankenfield, JOC Vice Chairperson

Southern Lehigh School District

  • Jennifer Smith
  • Rita Sisselberger

Whitehall-Coplay School District

  • Patty Gaugler
  • Lloyd Schafer

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: Philip Bertolino II

Supervisor of Career & Technical Education: Darin VanNorman

Supervisor of Technology: Stan Nestor

Supervisor of Career & Technical Education: Dana Torok

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

Supervisor of Career & Technical Education: Sean Will

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

Keystone Exam Make-up Dates all-day
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Keystone Exam Make-up Dates @ Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
May 17 – May 26 all-day
The LCTI Keystone testing window is from May 15-26. All[...]
JOC Meeting 7:30 pm
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JOC Meeting @ Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
May 24 @ 7:30 pm
The Lehigh Career & Technical Institute Joint Operating Committee (JOC)[...]
Memorial Day: School Closed all-day
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Memorial Day: School Closed @ Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
May 29 all-day
Memorial Day is Monday, May 29, 2017. Lehigh Career &[...]
Senior Recognition Night 7:00 pm
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Senior Recognition Night @ Parkland High School
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute cordially invites you to attend[...]
Adult Ed Open House 6:00 pm
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Adult Ed Open House
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Parking Lot 1 : CNC/Precision Machining Welding HVAC Parking Lot[...]

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 2015-16 meetings are scheduled Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Dec. 7, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22,  April 26, May 24 and June 28. The JOC does not meet in July or November.

LCTI Policy Manual

JOC Agendas & Minutes

Comprehensive Plan

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute is required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to make its Comprehensive Plan available for public review over 28-day period. Questions or comments about the plan should be directed to Director of Curriculum & Instruction Lisa Greenawalt at 610-799-1484 or greenawaltl@lcti.org.

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.