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 CTE Faculty 2015-2016
 CTE Faculty 2015-2016
 Front Row, Left to Right:  Mrs. Woodward (Business), Mrs. Belote (Marketing) Ms. VanDyke (Marketing) Ms. Cooley (Business
Back Row, Left to Right:  Mr. Starke ( Marketing/Business), Mr. Kittelson (Technology Education), Ms. Breinig (Family and Consumer Science),
Mr. Scuder (Technolgy Education, and Mrs. Valleau (Family and Consumer Sciences)
 Career and Technical Education (CTE)
is an area of study that equips students with skills for life!
The CTE program of study equips students with the 21st Century skills that businesses and corporations have identified as critical for successfully competing in a global economy.  These skills include:  critical and high order thinking, collaboration and teamwork, creativity, personal and social responsibility, communication, and decision-making skills.  The CTE department has identified four of these skills as areas of focus across our curriculum.  Throughout the school year, all students in CTE classes will be challenged to continuously develop, improve and demonstrate these skills which we call 
The 4 Cs of CTE:  Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity
The Career and Technical Education department at Briar Woods High School is comprised of four program areas:  Business & Information Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Marketing Education, and Technology Education.   These program areas integrate teaching strategies that engage students in applying knowledge to real world scenarios.  Students gain valuable skills and knowledge that prepare them for post-secondary education and the world of work.  Please visit each teacher's website to learn more about the classes that offered within each program.  
Members of our CTE faculty are:
Business Education:  Ms. Nancy Cooley and Mrs. Angela Woodward
Family and Consumer Sciences:  Ms.  Diane Breinig and Mrs. Maryanne Valleau
Marketing Education:  Mrs. Martha Belote and Ms. Heather VanDyke
S.T.E.M. Education:  Mr. Erik Kittelson and Mr. Charles Scudder
Students enrolled in Career and Technical Education courses, follow a curriculum based upon standards or competencies established by the Department of Education.  Please view the Virginia CTE Resource Center ( website that details those competencies by program area.

  For additional information contact the CTE Department Chair:  Martha Belote