CTHS Welcomes Staff to New Home

CTHS Welcomes Staff to New Home
Posted on 08/19/2014



Monday marked the first day for the inaugural staff at Pasadena ISD’s Career and Technical High School.

Sponsored by LyondellBasell, a local petrochemical company, CTHS administrators and district leaders gathered for a special orientation to welcome the CTHS family to the state-of-the-art facility and help them settle into their new home.

LyondellBasell Site Manager Todd Monette, kicked off the breakfast by commending the district leaders for their forward thinking concept of the school.

“Pasadena ISD is leading the community, state and nation with their cutting edge programs,” Monette said. “We’re excited about what the district is doing and the skilled workforce CTHS will provide.”

The school’s Principal Steven Fleming, Superintendent Dr. Kirk Lewis and Executive Director of Career and Technical Education Sarah Wrobleski also addressed the new staff.

Fleming presented a commemorative plaque to LyondellBasell for their unwavering support of the CTHS project.

Fleming shared his sentiments about the new campus and his expectations for the school year. As a longtime Pasadena resident and alum, he has witnessed the Pasadena ISD family grow tremendously over time. Now, he has the opportunity to build a school family of his own.

“We will do whatever it takes to support you and help you reach your goals so you can be successful,” Fleming said to an eager crowd of new staff. “As long as we trust and support one another like a family, we can work together to build a framework of excellence that will echo through time and prepare students at CTHS for the workforce and higher education.”

Dr. Lewis was equally thrilled to welcome staff to the new facility, which was part of a 2011 bond.

“This is such a joyous occasion for all who have been part of this project,” he said. “We are thankful for the continued support of the community throughout this process and we are especially thankful that you have decided to join the CTHS family on this adventure.