McKinley Technology High School

Principal: Kortni Stafford

CTE Programming Offered:
Students at McKinley Tech have the option to join one of seven CTE pathways. In addition to project-based learning coursework and the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications, McKinley Tech CTE students will hear from guest speakers, participate in field trips to industry sites, and complete paid internships.

The Biotechnology pathway prepares students to research, innovate, and positively influence the world through a Biotechnology lens. Students gain knowledge and skills in genetics, pharmaceuticals, forensic science, health care, epidemiology, sustainable agriculture, public health and more.

Internship Opportunities: Children’s Hospital, MedStar Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital, National Institutes of Health, US Dept. of Agriculture, US FDA

Engineering answers an acute need for engineers in the US by educating high school students in the principles of engineering and providing exciting learning in the fields of electronics, mechanical engineering, biotechnology, aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture, and urban sustainability.

Certifications: Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) in AutoCAD, Autodesk Certified User (ACU) in AutoCAD

Internship Opportunities: Pepco, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Computer Science
Computer Science prepares students for career opportunities in an expanding computer science and digital workplace. Students will learn a diverse set of computational thinking concepts, fundamentals, and tools, allowing them to gain understanding and build confidence.

Internship Opportunities: Accenture, Samsung, WMATA, District Dept. of Transportation

Graphic Design & Illustration
The Graphic Design CTE pathway allows students to develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning to develop technical solutions in well-paid careers. Students are prepared for careers in programming, database administration, digital networks, animation, and web design.

Certifications: Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) – Illustrator, Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) – InDesign, and Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) – Photoshop

Networking (IT Networking)
The Networking program of study exposes students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, and how to install, configure, and troubleshoot network devices. When students complete the required courses, they will be able to configure an internet server and troubleshoot internet connectivity.

Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC)
JROTC provides student the motivation and skills to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, work as a team member, graduate from high school, pursue meaningful careers especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and become successful citizens. As a JROTC Cadet, students embark on one of the most interesting and valuable educational experiences of their high school career. The program provides students with tools and skills they need to succeed in high school and in life after high school.


CTE Programs of Study

Point of Contact

Sherry Richardson
Director, Academy of Biotechnology

Robert Holm
Director, Academy of Information Technology

Kenneth Lesley
Director, Academy of Engineering

Katrina Robinson
Manager, Career Academies

Kathleen Ako
Teacher, Biotechnology

Courtney Barker
Teacher, Biotechnology

Terence Brown
Teacher, Computer Science

Kiehl Christie
Teacher, Computer Science

Sannido De Poukn
Teacher, IT Networking

Taylor Dutch
Teacher, Computer Science

Chris Grimm
Teacher, Engineering

Michael Iacovone
Teacher, Digital Media

Monica Martinez
Teacher, JROTC

Andrew Schuster
Teacher, Biotechnology

Ruben Stemple
Teacher, Engineering

Scheddrick Womack
Teacher, JROTC