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The Career Pathways Office

A Career Pathway is a coherent, articulated sequence of rigorous academic and career/technical courses, commencing in the ninth grade and leading to an associate degree, baccalaureate degree and beyond, an industry recognized certificate, and/or licensure. The Career Pathway is developed, implemented, and maintained in partnership among secondary and postsecondary education, business, and employers. Career Pathways are available to all students, including adult learners, and lead to rewarding careers.

Staff Member Title Roles/Responsibilities
Mariam Albers Career and Technical Education Coach


  • Assist with CTE curriculum development that addresses the District Graduate profile and Linked Learning Pathway outcomes

Professional Development

  • Assist with PD by providing CTE teacher ongoing support on the integration of problem and project based learning in single subject and multi-disciplinary settings.
  • Provide support relative to the implementation of the CTE Model Curriculum standards in the form of lesson planning, peer coaching and/or conferencing.
  • Assist in creating relevant materials and videos that support PD and are uploaded onto our department website, intranet and myPD,

Monica Chambliss

Senior Office Assistant
  • Phones
  • Copy handouts.
  • Greet and direct visitors, district personnel.
  • Create and run teacher and student data reports.
  • Maintain office and personnel files.
  • Maintain office equipment.
  • Email correspondence.
  • Budget - tracking and inquires.
  • Payroll - assist in timecard processing and additional hourly.
  • Stock requisitions
  • Buy-outs
  • Accumulate and summarize teacher training evaluations.
  • Update and create forms/spreadsheets.
  • Track and document mileage.
  • Input courses, register personnel & book rooms in MyPD.
  • Monitor office personnel calendars.
  • School sites tech support for TTL4 program.

Vanitha Chandrasekhar

Education Technology Coordinator


  • Collaborates with the Academic/Career Pathways Curriculum Leader and with the High School Office to support the Academic Career Success Initiative as well as Linked Learning; develop and rewrite course outlines that reflect Career Technical Education integration and alignment
  • Collaborate with teachers to develop and rewrite high school technology-based courses to align with the National Educational Technology Standards for Students.
  • Preview hardware, software, and other electronic products to identify appropriate resources for instruction
  • Collaborate with teachers to review and adopt technology textbooks and resources for use in the technology classrooms

Professional Development

  • Provide professional development for teacher-leaders to guide them in the redesign of performance tasks for formative and interim assessments that require the use of technology aligned to the Smarter Balanced standards.
  • Provide training in using appropriate district resources (GAFE/Office 365) to enhance classroom instruction.

Christopher Clifton

Career Education Support Services Manager

Career/College Exploration Night

District Perkins Grant Coordinator

  • Site Investments/Plans
  • District-level investments
  • District CTE Reporting


  • Coordinate portions of site-level CTEIG investments

Ronnie (Veronica) Evans

Career Pathways Curriculum Leader

Linked Learning:

  • Work collaboratively with the High School Office to support pathways with the implementation of the Essential Elements for Pathway Quality, specifically the Student Outcomes-Drive Practice (which includes operationalizing the District Graduate Profile); Program of Study; and Learning and Teaching elements.

Career Technical Education:

  • Facilitates the implementation of the CTE Eleven Elements of a High-Quality CTE Program
  • Facilitates the CTE Department Head Meetings
  • Perkins Program Administrator
  • Assists and supports the CTE Incentive Grant activities in the areas of  teacher credentialing, curriculum writing and professional development
  • Assists Facility Planning and Management Branch in meeting the needs for career technical facilities

Professional Development

  • Assists with ILT Institutes
  • Provides CTE trainings
  • Provides Multidisciplinary Integrated Curriculum Institutes
  • Facilitates CTE and academic teacher collaboration
  • Assists with teachers obtaining a Designated Subjects CTE Credential
  • Facilitates with the development of new CTE courses and with building coherent sequence of CTE courses

Post-Secondary Partnerships

  • Assists with articulation and dual enrollment
  • Participates in cross institution collaboration such as the Long Beach College Promise  

Carrie Wiley

Linked Learning Coach

Coaching Pathway Teachers, Lead Teachers and Pathway Coordinators in:

  • OPTIC Self-evaluation, action planning, evidence collection and goal setting
  • Linked Learning Essential Elements and pathway continuous improvement efforts towards pathway certification
  • Industry integration in pathway practice, especially in  multidisciplinary and single subject scenarios
  • Linked Learning Lead Teacher and Linked Learning Coordinator coaching, support, and professional development
  • Graduate Profile systems, measurement, and attainment through developing on-line career readiness, exploration, and badging systems
  • Assist with the planning and implementing high school ILT Institutes
  • Support Career Technical Education Teachers through professional development that will address the integration of literacy and academic strategies into CTE course content.

Charise Williams

Project Lead the Way Pathway Coordinator

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

  • Oversees Project Lead the Way in all schools
  • Project Lead the Way curriculum including High School Advanced Manufacturing/Engineering and BioMedical Science, Middle School Gateway to Technology, and Elementary School Launch.
  • Support and coach teachers in implementing and sustaining of Project Lead the Way curriculum including High School Advanced
  • Manufacturing/Engineering and BioMedical Science, Middle School Gateway to Technology, and Elementary School Launch.
  • Help coordinate High School Robotics competitions, maker fairs, and other engineering and Health Science related extended learning opportunities.
  • Facilitate PLTW and career pathway implementation in the middle and elementary schools.
  • Assists OCIPD with new and revised PLTW curriculum writing

Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering Technology, and Linked Learning (AMTELL)

  • Support and implement the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Linked Learning Consortium (AMETLL) career pathways programs and activities.
  • Interface with the AMETLL Community College and four-year institution partners in the development of seamless Advance Manufacturing/Engineering pathway.


Department Address
1299 E. 32nd St.
Signal Hill, CA 90755

Department Phone
(562) 997-8000 x2904