SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. | Several Lehigh Career & Technical Institute administrators will step into new roles this fall and an award-winning school guidance counselor is joining their ranks.
The LCTI Joint Operating Committee at its monthly meeting Wednesday tapped Kurt Adam to serve as the school’s director of career and technical education. Adam, the current Career Academy Program principal/supervisor of career and technical education, will replace Thomas “Tim” Rushton on Monday.
That’s when Rushton is slated to take over for Sandra Himes as LCTI executive director. Himes is retiring Nov. 13.
Adam first joined LCTI’s staff as a graphic arts instructor in 1996, but left in 2001 to pursue other career opportunities. He returned to serve as the CAP principal in 2012.
The JOC selected Supervisor of Special Education Darin Van Norman to replace Adam, effective Monday. Van Norman came to work for LCTI as a special education facilitator in 2007 and was promoted to his current position in 2013.
Rita Tatusko, supervisor of career and technical education, is taking on the additional responsibility of special projects coordinator. The part-time position has been vacant since the summer retirement of Karen Peters.
The committee hasn’t decided when Tatusko, who joined LCTI’s staff in 2008,will assume her duties as special projects coordinator.
The JOC appointed Sean Will acting supervisor of career and technical education, effective Monday. Named 2015 Guidance Person of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association for Career and Technical Education in June, Will’s been with LCTI since 2003.
Also Wednesday, the committee hired two new guidance counselors: Daniel Snyder and Christina Luey. Up until his appointment became effective Thursday, Snyder served as a long-term substitute guidance counselor for LCTI. Luey is a Bangor Area High School guidance counselor; her start date has not been set.
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