About Us


Our Mission

Provide learning opportunities that represent the evolving industries of the Lehigh Valley and prepare all students for their personalized career pathway.

Our Vision

Striving for equity in education with opportunities for all students to achieve, serve, inquire, lead and innovate.

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, Treasurer
  • 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
  • Patrick Foose
  • Marie Maritch
  • Marissa Ziegler

Salisbury Township School District

  • Sarah Nemitz

Southern Lehigh School District

  • Kyle Gangewere
  • 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

Interim Director of Academic & Special Programs: Sean Will

Director of Curriculum & Instruction: Dr. Lisa Greenawalt

Business Administrator: Patricia T. Bader

Human Resource Manager: Stacey Conway

Director of Postsecondary & Workforce Education: Wendy Harris

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

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute’s Induction Plan, Professional Education Plan and Comprehensive Plan were approved by  LCTI’s Joint Operating Committee on Wednesday, June 24. To share questions or comments about the plans, contact Director of Curriculum & Instruction Lisa Greenawalt at 610-799-1484 or greenawaltl@mylcti.org.

Induction Plan

Professional Development Plan

Comprehensive Plan

Continuity of Education Plan

Emergency Provisions for Instruction

LCTI Policy Manual

ESSA Federal Report

JOC Meeting Schedule

The Joint Operating Committee typically meets at 6:30 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 2021 meetings are scheduled Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27 and Dec. 8. The Committee of the Whole is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 in the JOC Conference Room. An organization meeting will be held at 6:15 Dec. 8 in the JOC Conference Room.

JOC Meeting Agendas & 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

January 2020 Agenda
January 2020 Minutes

February 2020 Agenda
February 2020 Minutes

March 2020 Agenda
March 2020 Minutes

April 2020 Agenda
April 2020 Minutes

May 2020 Agenda
May 2020 Minutes

June 2020 Agenda
June 2020 Minutes

August 2020 Agenda
August 2020 Minutes

September 2020 Agenda
September 2020 Minutes

October 2020 Agenda
October 2020 Minutes

December 2020 Reorganization Agenda
December 2020 Reorganization Minutes

December 2020 Agenda
December 2020 Minutes

January 2021 Agenda
January 2021 Minutes

February 2021 Agenda
February 2021 Minutes

March 2021 Agenda
March 2021 Minutes

April 2021 Agenda
April 2021 Minutes

May 2021 Agenda
May 2021 Minutes

June 2021 Agenda
June 2021 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

Preparing all students for their personalized career pathway