Administration

Craig Dwight
Craig Dwight

Director

Craig Dwight
Craig Dwight

Director

(509) 573-5501
dwight.craig@yakimaschools.org

The director is responsible for the educational mission of the school. The director manages the operational budget, provides and reports and recommendations to the Superintendents Administrative Council on budget, curriculum, personnel, and facilities to meet the school's mission.  YV-TECH is an extension of every high school in Yakima County.

Phung Pham
Phung Pham

Assistant Director / Student Services

Phung Pham
Phung Pham

Assistant Director / Student Services

(509) 573-5503
pham.phung@yakimaschools.org

Kristy Calkins
Kristy Calkins

Office Manager

Kristy Calkins
Kristy Calkins

Office Manager

(509) 573-5502
calkins.kristy@yakimaschools.org

Chris Homberger
Chris Homberger

Registrar

Chris Homberger
Chris Homberger

Registrar

(509) 573-5510
homberger.chris@yakimaschools.org

Janet Chavez
Janet Chavez

ASB / Attendance

Janet Chavez
Janet Chavez

ASB / Attendance


chavez.janet@yakimaschools.org

Cortney Nalley
Cortney Nalley

Custodian

Cortney Nalley
Cortney Nalley

Custodian

(509) 573-5509
nalley.cortney@yakimaschools.org

Darren Gano
Darren Gano

Custodian

Darren Gano
Darren Gano

Custodian

(509) 573-5509
gano.darren@yakimaschools.org

Joe Harris
Joe Harris

Custodian

Joe Harris
Joe Harris

Custodian

(509) 573-5509
harris.joseph@yakimaschools.org

Instructors

John Arnold
John Arnold

Auto Tech

John Arnold
John Arnold

Auto Tech

(509) 573-5541
arnold.john@yakimaschools.org

John is a full time vocationally certified teacher that has been with the skill center since 1995, and is also a product of our own Yakima career and technical education system. He graduated from Wyoming Technical Institute and worked for Volkswagon and Chevrolet dealerships. He is NATEF/ASE certified in five categories.

Kelli Blakney
Kelli Blakney

ALE / Scholarships

Kelli Blakney
Kelli Blakney

ALE / Scholarships

(509) 573-5518
blakney.kelli@yakimaschools.org

Myles Blakney
Myles Blakney

Computer Tech

Myles Blakney
Myles Blakney

Computer Tech

(509) 573-5562
blakney.myles@yakimaschools.org

Mr. Myles Blakney comes to us from Toppenish School District where he spend several years in the technology department. Myles brings his experience from industry and passion for technology into the classroom.

Ryan Broom
Ryan Broom

Digital Media

Ryan Broom
Ryan Broom

Digital Media

(509) 573-5520
broom.ryan@yakimaschools.org

Ryan is a full time vocationally certified teacher who has instructed at YV-TECH since 2002, and is a product of our own Yakima career and technical education system. He was a 1994 Vocational Industrial Clubs of American, National silver medal winner for two-person video production skills competition. Ryan, most recently, worked for KATU-TV in Portland, OR. Prior to then he worked for KIMA, KNDO and KAPP in Yakima.

Dave Buckler
Dave Buckler

Auto Collision Repair

Dave Buckler
Dave Buckler

Auto Collision Repair

(509) 573-5543
buckler.david@yakimaschools.org

Lora Congleton
Lora Congleton

Nursing Assistant

Lora Congleton
Lora Congleton

Nursing Assistant

(509) 573-5522
congleton.lora@yakimaschools.org

Nursing experience at Kennewick General Hospital, Kittitas Valley Community Hospital, Home Health nurse, Pediatric Lab nurse, Surgery Clinic nurse, Long-term care nurse at Summitview Health Care Center 1991-97. Ms. Congleton graduated from Columbia Basin College in 1979 with Licensed Practical Nurse degree, graduated from Yakima Valley Community College in 1994 with Registered Nurse degree. In 2000 she earned her continuing Washington State Vocational Teaching Certificate through Central Washington University. Lora has been teaching the Medical Nursing Science program at YV-TECH since 1997.

Barbara Dawson
Barbara Dawson

Nursing Assistant

Barbara Dawson
Barbara Dawson

Nursing Assistant

(509) 837-2466
dawson.barbara@yakimaschools.org

Tom Dolan
Tom Dolan

Welding

Tom Dolan
Tom Dolan

Welding

509-836-8735
dolan.thomas@yakimaschools.org

Sue Dunbar
Sue Dunbar

ALE / Tech Prep

Sue Dunbar
Sue Dunbar

ALE / Tech Prep

573-5519
dunbar.sue@yakimaschools.org

Mrs. Dunbar successfully attained a Bachelor's degree in teaching from Washington State University and a Master's degree in counseling from Heritage University.  She has worked as a teacher at Franklin Middle School and as a counselor at both Davis High School and Franklin Middle School.  Mrs. Dunbar has been teaching Alternative Learning Education courses at YV-Tech the past 6 years.  She is also the Tech Prep Coordinator for the building.

Dan Garcia
Dan Garcia

Carpentry/Construction

Dan Garcia
Dan Garcia

Carpentry/Construction

(509) 573-5552
garcia.daniel@yakimaschools.org

Dan Garcia is a 24 year member of the Carpenters Local Union 59. Dan has worked on a variety of projects around the valley and state. His experience in residential and commercial construction make him very knowledgeable in his field.

Cristina Hernandez
Cristina Hernandez

Business Admin: Legal/Medical

Cristina Hernandez
Cristina Hernandez

Business Admin: Legal/Medical

(509) 573-5560
hernandez.cristina@yakimaschools.org

Katrina Goodwin
Katrina Goodwin

Dental Assisting

Katrina Goodwin
Katrina Goodwin

Dental Assisting

(509) 573-5567
goodwin.katrina@yakimaschools.org

Katrina Goodwin is a 1981 graduate of the accredited Dental Assisting Program at Spokane Community College. Katrina has 30 years experience as a chair side assistant, dental assistant trainer, and 6 years experience as Corporate Dental Educator for the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. Katrina has been a YV-TECH Advisory Board member for 5 years.

Joshua Holliday
Joshua Holliday

Physical Therapy Tech

Joshua Holliday
Joshua Holliday

Physical Therapy Tech

(509) 573-5521
holliday.joshua@yakimaschools.org


Josh Holliday, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Josh Holliday has been the instructor of the Physical Therapy Technician program at YV-Tech since 2014.  Josh has worked as an Athletic Trainer since 2011, when he received his Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from Whitworth University.  He then received a Masters of Science in Sports Medicine from Utah State University in 2013, while working as an Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Women's Basketball and Football teams.  Starting in 2013, Josh spent a year and a half working as an Athletic Trainer with Boeing, working as an injury prevention specialist.  Currently, Josh works as an Athletic Trainer at Eisenhower High School while being an instructor at YV-Tech.

Betty King
Betty King

Hair Design / Cosmetology

Betty King
Betty King

Hair Design / Cosmetology

(509) 457-9246

Betty has been a stylist for over 36 years. Betty owns four hair salons in the valley and has over 50 stylists working for her. She is a co-owner of Elite Academy and teaches full time there. She has been a licensed instructor and associated with YV-TECH since 1986. Betty specializes in hair coloring and has worked with Tom Dispenza (voted the top colorist in the world of the decade by the world wide color association) for many years.

Roger King
Roger King

CAD / Machining Instructor

Roger King
Roger King

CAD / Machining Instructor

Elizabeth Lovelace
Elizabeth Lovelace

Nursing Assistant

Elizabeth Lovelace
Elizabeth Lovelace

Nursing Assistant

(509) 573-5523
lovelace.elizabeth@yakimaschools.org

Graduated from North Seattle Community College with a AAS-Nursing degree/LPN License in 2007.  Beth joined YV-Tech in 2011 and is the clinical instructor at Landmark Care Center.  She also teaches Nursing during the YV-Tech Summer School as a part of the Healthcare Camp.

Nina Martinez
Nina Martinez

JWAG

(509) 573-5563
martinez.nina@yakimaschools.org

Mrs. Nina Martinez is the Jobs for Washington Graduates (JWG) Specialist. She has served in the capacity as a YV-TECH Instructor with over 15 years experience as a Bilingual Para-educator working with students grades Kindergarten - 12th grade. She has been an Interpreter / Translator for Parent/Teacher Conferences as well as performed in the Role of Migrant Homevisitor. Nina has been the Para-educator Instructor since August 2000.

George Mason
George Mason

Auto Tech

George Mason
George Mason

Auto Tech

(509) 573-5542
mason.george@yakimaschools.org

A former YV -TECH graduate, George Mason earned his AAS Degree in automotive technology and Service Management from Wyoming Technical Institute. George has worked as a line Technician at various local dealerships, and in independent repair facilities and continues to consult for local shops.

  • ASE MASTER CERTIFIED
  • ASE Ll advanced engine performance specialist certified
  • Licensed A/C Service Technician from ASE/ Macs
  • Washington State Certified CTE Instructor
Melissa Ojeda
Melissa Ojeda

Nursing Assistant

Melissa Ojeda
Melissa Ojeda

Nursing Assistant

509-573-5565
ojeda.melissa@yakimaschools.org

Melissa Ojeda is a 2011 graduate from Yakima Valley Community College with a Registered Nurse Degree.  As a Registered Nurse, she has worked for Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center, as well as East Valley School District.  Melissa is also a product of our own Yakima Career and Technical Education system.

Cheryl Rochioli
Cheryl Rochioli

Dental Assisting Instructor

Cheryl Rochioli
Cheryl Rochioli

Dental Assisting Instructor


rochioli.cheryl@yakimaschools.org

Vicki Schroeder
Vicki Schroeder

Hair Design / Cosmetology

Vicki Schroeder
Vicki Schroeder

Hair Design / Cosmetology

(509) 576-0966

Professional Beauty School, Inc has been serving the public with excellence since 1980.  I have been Licensed/Director since 1989.

http://professionalbeautyschool.com

Doug Stanley
Doug Stanley

Electrician / Green Energy

Doug Stanley
Doug Stanley

Electrician / Green Energy

(509) 573-5551
stanley.douglas@yakimaschools.org

Matt Walsh
Matt Walsh

Culinary Arts Management

Matt Walsh
Matt Walsh

Culinary Arts Management

(509) 573-5525
walsh.matt@yakimaschools.org

Ned Walsh
Ned Walsh

Culinary Arts Management

Ned Walsh
Ned Walsh

Culinary Arts Management

(509) 573-5556
walsh.ned@yakimaschools.org

A graduate of Washington State University's School of Hospitality Business Management, Ned began his career at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco. His experience includes working with corporate and private restaurants, including Restaurants Unlimited based in Seattle. The concepts are upscale, trend setting restaurants emphasizing fresh, innovative foods using results oriented management practices. His family operated 901 Pasta restaurant here in Yakima for 20 years. 

Rick Watts
Rick Watts

Law Enforcement

Rick Watts
Rick Watts

Law Enforcement

(509) 573-5564
watts.rick@yakimaschools.org

Dan White
Dan White

Fire Science Instructor

Dan White
Dan White

Fire Science Instructor

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