Welcome to Career and Technical Education (CTE)

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) is committed to increasing student achievement, accountability, individual growth, collaboration, and research. We are dedicated to building a strong and viable elective program that meets the needs of the 21st century. Career and Technical Education is introducing innovative program modules that incorporate the STEM concept: Science, Technology, ​​​​​​​Engineering and Math.

    CTE Vision

    Ensure a dynamic workforce by engaging, educating, and empowering all SUSD CTE students to excel.

    CTE Mission

    To deliver world-class Career and Technical Education programs that promote the highest level of academic achievement, technical skill attainment, creativity, and personal growth that will inspire greatness in today’s CTE students and tomorrow’s leaders

    An Executive Order was presented and approved by the AZ Board of Regents (ABOR) at the April 9, 2015 Board meeting. Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses are now acceptable for entry into the Arizona Universities. Students now have choices of taking EITHER a fine arts or CTE course.​

    Career and Technical Education Core Values

    • Excellence - we strive for unsurpassed achievement, challenging students to reach their personal best.
    • Collaboration - we work together and partner with our community specifically post secondary institutions and business community, united by a shared responsibility to educate our students and prepare them for high wage/high demand occupations and career pathways. 
    • Leadership - we seek to inspire and engage, recognizing that we are developing tomorrow's leaders today.
    • Character - we aspire and instill integrity, respect and responsibility in all that we do.
    • Creativity - we pursue innovation and exploration in our curriculum and our classrooms.
    • Promoting - the Arizona Workplace Standards for all students.

    Showcasing innovative and exemplary practices in quality Career and Technical Education programs that include the following elements:

    • Industry validated curricula
    • Integration of academic skills
    • Articulation with post secondary
    • Industry partnerships
    • Leadership and personal development

SUSD CTE Programs

Contact Us

  • Career and Technical Education Office
    Scottsdale Unified School District
    8500 E Jackrabbit Rd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85250

    Erin Scherer
    Director, Career & Technical Education
    480-484-5019

    Adalynn Tessler
    Coordinator, Career & Technical Education
    480-484-5017
    Responsibilities: Culinary/Engineering/Film & TV/Finance/Graphic Design/Hospitality/Software Development/Technical Theatre

    Amy Downs
    Coordinator, Career & Technical Education
    480-216-6803
    Responsibilities: Biotechnology/BMAS/ CMAS/Marketing/Nursing/Sports Medicine

    Vicki Chapin
    Budget Manager
    480-484-5018

Specialized Programs

  • Culinary Arts - Chaparral
    Nursing (Health Care) - Saguaro