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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Career & Technical Education Support

Phone: 206-631-3310

Career and Technical Education offers courses of study to ensure students explore, compete, and succeed as lifelong learners in the world of work. Education and workforce leaders partner to engage students and prepare them for life success through multiple career pathways that are relevant to student interests and responsive to the needs of employers and the economy.

  • Robust, relevant, rigorous and academic career and technical education, including strong implementation and integration of the 21st Century Skills and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) across K-12 programs and disciplines, to prepare students for postsecondary education they will need.
  • Targeted, 21st century-oriented skill training, such as integration of the 21st Century Skills, to meet education requirements for jobs today and tomorrow.
  • Career planning for all students, regardless of career or postsecondary path, to ready all students for the world of work.

Team Members

chance gower

Chance Gower, Career and Technical Education Director

Email:  chance.gower@highlineschools.org

Chance is responsible for providing the leadership to plan, implement, and evaluate innovative and quality career and technical education programs and courses, which prepare students for the workplace, continuing education, lifelong learning, and successful participation within their families and communities.

lorri healy

Lorri Healy, CTE program technician

Email:  lorri.healy@highlineschools.org

Lorri provides coordination and support to current and prospective Career and Technical Education (CTE) staff in the areas of staff certifications, frameworks revisions and submissions to OSPI, new course submittals, Central CTE grant requests and tracking, VCode/CIP Code tracking and verification and other OSPI compliancy requirements. Lorri also serves as Administrative Assistant to Chance Gower, Highline Public Schools Career and Technical Director.  She also performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the CTE Department.

juan lozano

Juan Lozano, Career and Technical Education Instructional specialist

Email:  juan.lozano@highlineschools.org

Juan supports schools and teachers by providing coaching in planning, instruction, and assessment across content areas, with a focus in CTE & Computer Science. Contact Juan with questions about CTE & Computer Science standards, frameworks, content, assessments, instruction, intervention strategies and CTE policy.

Verena Degeorge

Verena Krivac, CTE administrative support

Email:  verena.degeorge@highlineschools.org

Verena provides Administrative and clerical support to Career and Technical Education (CTE) staff for classroom budgets and ordering, travel, purchase orders, departmental financials and monthly CTE count sheet submittal to District. Verena facilitates the needs of CTE staff and students to ensure 21st century skills meet the demands of the future and highly competitive workforce.

Raymond Zombro, Cooperative Worksite Learning Coordinator

Email: raymond.zombro@highlineschools.org 

Raymond facilitates students across the district who can earn school credit while working outside the school day.  He coordinates with the students, parents and employers to ensure all of the requirements set by OSPI are met, including documentation, learning objectives and record keeping.  Not only can students earn credit towards graduation with this program, they often get to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to real life situations and they are exposed to the 21st century skills needed for their future.

Donna Marsh, Occupational Information Specialist

Email:  donna.marsh@highlineschools.org

Donna is an Instructional Work Based Learning (WBL) Coordinator within the Career and Technical Education Department (CTE). She provides support to teachers developing individual training plans ensuring each student’s growth potential to be career and college ready. Donna also connects students to appropriate work-based learning activities in employment opportunities, job shadowing, mentoring, both paid and unpaid internship experiences and apprenticeships. This allows students to learn while they earn credit in an academically rich, rigorous work environment that helps meet the demands of the new economy.