Career and Technical Education (CTE)

MISSION STATEMENT  - The DeSoto Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department is dedicated to preparing and empowering students for a lifetime of success. Our programs of study allow students to achieve excellence by preparing them for college opportunities, career preparation and advancement, and meaningful work experiences. It is our belief that when we give students the opportunities to integrate academics and technical education, in a rigorous, relevant program of study that has meaning for them; we have potentially given them the tools for a lifetime of success. A goal of the CTE Department is to graduate students with the necessary tools to secure high demand, high wage and high skilled occupations and knowledge for college work and the workforce.

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Career & Technical Education



 

Nicholas Johnson

Mr. Nicholas Johnson
Director, Career & Technical Education (CTE)
200 E. Beltline Rd., DeSoto, TX 75115
Phone: 972-223-6666 ext. 8415
Fax: 972-274-8190
nicholas.johnson@desotoisd.org

 
Melinda Pugh 
Coordinator, Career & Technical Education (CTE) & T-STEM Academy 
600 S. Eagle Dr., DeSoto, TX 75115 
Phone: 972-230-0726 ext. 3597
Fax: 972-230-8115 
mpugh@desotoisd.org


Karen Howe
Administrative Assistant, Career & Technical Education (CTE)

200 E. Beltline Rd., DeSoto, TX 75115
Phone: 972-223-6666 ext. 8415
Fax: 972-274-8190
khowe@desotoisd.org


Kristi Trimble
ARD Representative, Career & Technical Education (CTE)
600 Eagle Drive, DeSoto, TX  75115
Phone:  972-230-0726 ext. 1041
Fax:  972-230-8115

Public Notification of Non-discrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs  DeSoto ISD offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Automotive, Audio/Video, Aviation, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Technology, Marketing, Business Management, Finance, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Education & Training, Law, Public Safety, & Security, Pre-Law, STEM, Human Services, and Health Science. Admission to these programs is based on interest and aptitude, age appropriateness, and class space availability. It is the policy of DeSoto ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. It is the policy of DeSoto ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. DeSoto ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.

For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the district Title IX and the 504 Coordinator at 200 East Belt Line Rd., DeSoto, TX 75115, 972 223-6666.

Spanish - Educacion Tecnica y de Carrera