Career & Technical Education Department

  • Department Chair

    Alexis Cates

    Extension: 20616

    Email: alexis.cates@orange.k12.nc.us

    College Attended: NC State University

    Why I am a Teacher: I wanted to help students understand just how much agriculture impacts our every day lives.

    Heroes: My hero is my mom because she has always believed in me & pushed me to be the best person that I can be.

    Favorite Book: The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.

     

    Classes

    Homeroom

    Block 1: Horticulture I

    Block 2: Planning

    Block 3: Agriscience

    Block 4: Agriscience


    Teacher

    Connor Bullard

    Extension: 20601

    Email: connor.bullard@orange.k12.nc.us

    Bio

     

    Classes

    Homeroom

    Block 1: Animal Science I

    Block 2: Animal Science I

    Block 3: Planning

    Block 4: Animal Science I


    Teacher

    Christy Frye

    Extension: 20609

    Email: christy.frye@orange.k12.nc.us

     

    Classes

    Homeroom

    Block 1: Marketing

    Block 2: Sports and Ent Mkt

    Block 3: Sports and Ent Mkt

    Block 4: Planning

     


    Teacher

    Ami Hendrix

    Extension: 20607

    Email: ami.hendrix@orange.k12.nc.us

    College Attended: UNC-Greensboro

    Why I am a Teacher: I have always wanted to teach and love the variety of subject matters “Home Economics” provided.

    Heroes: Frontline workers during the pandemic because no matter the risk they do what needs to be done.

    Favorite Book: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

     

    Classes

    Homeroom

    Block 1: Interior Design I

    Block 2: Planning

    Block 3: Apparel II

    Block 4: Interior Design I


    Teacher

    Jim Janish

    Extension: 20613

    Email: jim.janish@orange.k12.nc.us

     

    Classes

    Homeroom

    Block 1: PLTW Intro to Engineering

    Block 2: PLTW Intro to Engineering

    Block 3: PLTW Prin of Engineering

    Block 4: Planning


    Teacher

    David Latta

    Extension: 20600

    Email: david.latta@orange.k12.nc.us

     

    Classes

    Homeroom

    Block 1: Agriscience

    Block 2: Ag Production I

    Block 3: Ag Production II

    Block 4: Planning


    Teacher

    Ty Lovette

    Extension: 20602

    Email: ty.lovette@orange.k12.nc.us

     

    Classes

    Homeroom

    Block 1: Accounting 1

    Block 2: Accounting 1

    Block 3: Principles of Business and Finance

    Block 4: Planning


    Teacher

    Cecilia Milla

    Extension: 20610

    Email: cecilia.milla@orange.k12.nc.us

    College Attended: BYU - Computer Science; UNT - Masters Secondary Education

    Why I am a Teacher: I wanted to do something in my life that I'd be proud of.

    Heroes: Previous teachers because they inspired me - especially my English teacher in my junior year of high school.

    Favorite Book: 1984

     

    Classes

    Homeroom

    Block 1: Honors Computer Engineering Technology 2

    Block 2: Planning

    Block 3: AP Computer Science Principles

    Block 4: AP Computer Science Principles


    Career Center

    Nick Montgomery

    Extension: 20604

    Email: nick.montgomery@orange.k12.nc.us


    Teacher

    Kent Squires

    Extension: 20606

    Email: kent.squires@orange.k12.nc.us

    College Attended: Durham Tech Community College

    Why I am a Teacher: I retired from the fire service and came to OHS to help start the Fire Tech program.

    Heroes: Emergency Workers

     

    Classes

    Homeroom

    Block 1: Fire Tech I

    Block 2: Planning

    Block 3: Fire Tech II

    Block 4: Public Safety I


    Teacher

    Robert Therman

    Extension: 20605

    Email: robert.therman@orange.k12.nc.us

     

    Classes

    Homeroom

    Block 1: Construction II/III

    Block 2: Construction II/III

    Block 3: Planning

    Block 4: Construction I


    Teacher

    Cole Watkins

    Extension: 20612

    Email: cole.watkins@orange.k12.nc.us

    College: University of Mount Olive 

     

    Classes

    Homeroom

    Block 1: Agriculture Mechanics 1

    Block 2: Agriculture Mechanics 1

    Block 3: Agriculture Mechanics 2

    Block 4: Planning

     

    Teacher

    Amy Whitley

    Extension: 20603

    Email: amy.whitley@orange.k12.nc.us

    College Attended: NC State (Undergrad), ECU (Masters)

     

    Classes

    Homeroom

    Block 1: Planning

    Block 2: COMPTIA IT Fundamentals

    Block 3: COMPTIA IT Fundamentals

    Block 4: Microsoft Excel


    Teacher

    Angela Williams

    Extension: 20615

    Email: angela.williams@orange.k12.nc.us

    College Attended: NC A&T State University; Greensboro College; and Queens University at Charlotte

    Why I am a Teacher: I enjoy educating and supporting individuals who will be successful and may change the world in the future.

    Heroes: My mother, Sandra Alexander, was, and remains, my hero because she assisted me with being focused, prepared, and humble. My maternal grandmother, Mary H. Evans, is my hero for she taught me to love others in spite of our differences.

    Favorite Book: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

     

    Classes

    Homeroom

    Block 1: Planning

    Block 2: Eng Essentials

    Block 3: Eng Essentials

    Block 4: Planning


    Teacher

    Heath Wrenn

    Extension: 20608

    Email: heath.wrenn@orange.k12.nc.us

    College Attended: University of North Carolina at Pembroke/Fairmont State College

    Why I am a Teacher: To become a coach, “There is no doubt, that if I had not become involved in the sports I would have never had the confidence to accomplish many of my successes in life. Having learning disabilities, and coming from a single-parent home, lowered my self-confidence as a teenager. The relationships built with coaches and athletes have given me a lifetime of inspiration and self-confidence. This is not to say that I have never struggled in life. However, the personal push that participating in sports gives you, leads to the development of courage to overcome life struggles. I needed to be a part of a team that would give me this platform to reach kids, and the classroom was my best option. I see the same faces year in and year out. We have become a family for life. This bond is important for anyone to experience; especially young adults.”

    Heroes: My Mom, Grandparents, Wife, and Children: They all face life with optimism and have embraced me in my times of need.

    Favorite Book: Charlotte's Web

     

    Classes

    Homeroom

    Block 1: Planning

    Block 2: Foods 2

    Block 3: Foods 1

    Block 4: Foods 1