My name is Mr. Peregrin and I’m the Web Design/Web Programming teacher at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute.
I have an associate degree in Computer Information Systems Technology form Luzerne County Community College and a teaching certificate from Temple University.
I have joined LCTI’s faculty with an extensive background in the field of broadcast communications, working primarily for a number of national radio and television group owners. This experience lead to a unique dual identity where I existed in both both the broadcasting world and the Internet technology world, nurturing and fostering identities for various families of brands to provide a cohesive, multiplatform experience.
In addition to working within the field of broadcasting, I have also worked for the United States Department of Homeland Security and with adult students in the New Horizons Computer Learning Centers network of schools where I had earned recognition as the seventh-highest ranked instructor in the system.
In 1993, I spearheaded an effort to develop our first website for one of our brand properties “in the event that this Internet thing were ever to go anywhere.” Developing websites was a brand new concept at that time and there was no formal instruction for how to develop the content online outside of technical manuals or tips and tricks that you picked up from friends.
I was developing my online brand identity and a professional acquaintance was developing the same for a market competitor right down the road. We were both teaching ourselves how to properly cobble together HTML code, but using one another as a resource when we each hit a brick wall.
September 3, 1993 was the day that I launched my first website. Mark launched his on September 8 of the same year. I was proud of the fact that I beat Mark to launch by five days.
Incredible things happen each day with some of the amazing kids around! LCTI is where magic happens each and every day. Our learning is about hands-on discovery. While the content and the subject matter originates from a textbook, the real secret sauce is the learning that students have an opportunity to experience using the same hands-on technology and industry leading software programs that are used by professionals working within fields of interactive communication design.
The real winning occurs when a student races to enter the classroom each day to talk about new technology that they have researched on their own, outside of school. That kind of passion drives professional success. That’s the secret of the career and technical model here at LCTI where our students transcend the academic concepts and work with real-world scenarios to create tangible products within our learning environments.