Coach Shannon Lynch
@TeachingTechEd336.570.6400Career & Technical Education Room D3CP1 - Computer Programming 1 with PythonMiCS - Microsoft intro to Computer ScienceCM - Career Management
MaWD - Multimedia Webpage Design
Before finding a home at SAHS, I worked in advertising as a Graphic Designer and Creative Director, receiving my bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from Appalachian State University. While in advertising, I created package design, magazine ads, logos, product brochures, flyers, restaurant menus, book covers, websites, etc. Prior to being a teacher, I was a teacher assistant in our exceptional children's department for 8 years. Then there was an opening in the CTE department and with my background in graphic design, I was encouraged to go back to school for a year, this time at NC State, to complete my teaching licensure.
When I'm not in the classroom, you can find me helping out with FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), Unified Champions or I'm coaching on the basketball court where I have proudly been a part of the girls team here since 2002. Away from school, I enjoy working on my computer, freelancing and designing logos or t-shirt designs for small clients. I also appreciate my family time with my husband and 2 awesome kids. We enjoy road trips to see friends or family, visiting Boone, NC (for lunch and candy runs at the Mast General Store) or visiting the coast for some seafood or saltwater fishing. My daughter, Sarah, a recent graduate from Appalachian State, graduated from SAHS in 2014 (running track and cross country all four years). My son, MK, is a Senior here at SAHS, and is involved in the FFA Forestry team and Varsity baseball.
I'm looking forward to a great semester!
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What is CTE (Career & Technical Education)?
Career and technical education gives you the chance to gain a deeper understanding of academic concepts. You can also learn technical skills. You can study fields ranging from agriculture and computer art, to health and human services, to computer programming and computer science, to engineering and business.
What are the benefits of CTE?
CTE classes help you connect what you’re learning to the real world. It can help you gain key skills to help you get a job after you graduate. It can also be a great way to explore career options and meet the people who work in them. You might be able to earn college credit in high school. That can save you time and money later on.
Research also shows that students in career and technical education programs are more likely to graduate from high school than those who don’t.
Who can take CTE classes?
You can take CTE classes in grades 9 - 12. Talk with your high school counselor or any CTE teacher to learn about your options.