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Cynthia Pavon

Kristi Krajca
CTE Director

Kelly Brown
CTE Coordinator
Oversees Programs: Agriculture, Food & Resources; Architecture & Construction; Engineering; Information Technology; Law & Public Service; Manufacturing; Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Leigh Farley
CTE Coordinator
Oversees Programs: Interior Design; Fashion Design; Education & Training; Health Science; Hospitality & Tourism; Human Services; Career Prep

Jennifer Martin
CTE Coordinator
Oversees Programs: Arts, A/V Technology & Communication; Business, Marketing & Finance; Information Technology

Clarissa Block
CTE Counselor Facilitator
Responsible for: CTE Dual Credit, CTE Counselors, Middle School Programs of Study presentations, CTE PEIMS Coding, and IBC Tracking

Chelsea Hogue
CTE Facilitator
Responsible for: CTSO Travel, CTE Marketing, CTE Showcase, Business Partners, BRE Representative, and CTE Advisory Chair


Career & Technical Education (CTE) classes combine high-quality, rigorous instruction with real-life experiences to prepare students for the future. Mesquite CTE offers 36 programs of study that equip students to achieve at high levels whether they are starting college, attending a technical school, or entering the workforce after high school graduation.

Students are also offered opportunities to earn paid and unpaid work experience, state and nationally recognized professional certifications, and college credits through dual-credit programs with with Dallas College. CTE courses help prepare students for a variety of real-world careers and the goal for our CTE program is to produce young adults who think critically and independently, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively in today’s world.

Campus CTE Counselors

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John Horn HS
Kristen Rose


Mesquite HS
Alauna Hollingsworth

Poteet HS
Jaime Mansfield


Kimberly Gamble


Brandi Brice

Vanguard HS

Elizabeth Baker
Lead Counselor

Rusty Manning

Candace Norwood

Pamela Cross

Mesquite Independent School District offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Architecture and Construction, Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications, Business, Marketing, and Finance, Education and Training, Health Science, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Services, Information Technology, Law and Public Service, Manufacturing, Engineering and Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics.  Admission to these programs is dependent upon interest and aptitude, age appropriateness and availability of class space.

Mesquite ISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its programs or activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Title IX Coordinators at or, 972-882-7234, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator at, 972-882-7314.

Mesquite ISD no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o discapacidad en sus programas o activadedes, y brinda igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Las siguientes personas han sido designadas para manejar consultas sobre las politicas de no discriminacion: Coordindores del titulo en, 972-882-7234, y/o el Coordinador de la Seccion 504 en, 972-882-7314.