Directory

The principal is responsible for the educational mission of the school. The principal manages the operational budget, provides and reports and recommendations to the Superintendents Administrative Council on budget, curriculum, personnel, and facilities to meet the school's mission. YV-TECH is an extension of every high school in Yakima County.
John Arnold
Instructor

Phone: (509) 573-5541
Email: arnold.john@ysd7.org

Program(s): Automotive Technology
Department: Automotive
John is a full-time vocationally certified teacher that has been with the skill center since 1995, and is also a product of our own Yakima career and technical education system. He graduated from Wyoming Technical Institute and worked for Volkswagen and Chevrolet dealerships. He is NATEF/ASE certified in five categories.
Wesley Bennett
Instructor

Phone: (509) 573-5543
Email: BennettJr.Wesley@ysd7.org

Program(s): Automotive Collision Repair
Department: Automotive
Ryan Broom
Instructor

Phone: (509) 573-5520
Email: broom.ryan@ysd7.org

Program(s): Entertainment Media Production
Department: Information Technology
Ryan is a full-time vocationally certified teacher who has instructed at YV-TECH since 2002 and is a product of our own Yakima career and technical education system. He was a 1994 Vocational Industrial Clubs of American, National silver medal winner for America two-person video production skills competition. Ryan, most recently, worked for KATU-TV in Portland, OR. Prior to then he worked for KIMA, KNDO and KAPP in Yakima.
Betty King
Instructor

Phone: (509) 457-9246
Email: king.betty@ysd7.org

Program(s): Cosmetology
Department: Public Services
Betty has been a stylist for over 36 years. Betty owns four hair salons in the valley and has over 50 stylists working for her. She is a co-owner of Elite Academy and teaches full time there. She has been a licensed instructor and associated with YV-TECH since 1986. Betty specializes in hair coloring and has worked with Tom Dispenza (voted the top colorist in the world of the decade by the worldwide color association) for many years.
Jeff Berger
Instructor

Phone: (509) 573-5552
Email: berger.jeffrey@ysd7.org

Program(s): Construction Trades
Department: Skilled Trades
Lora Congleton
Instructor

Phone: (509) 573-5522
Email: congleton.lora@ysd7.org

Program(s): Nursing
Department: Health Science
Nursing experience at Kennewick General Hospital, Kittitas Valley Community Hospital, Home Health nurse, Pediatric Lab nurse, Surgery Clinic nurse, Long-term care nurse at Summitview Health Care Center 1991-97. Ms. Congleton graduated from Columbia Basin College in 1979 with a Licensed Practical Nurse degree and graduated from Yakima Valley Community College in 1994 with a Registered Nurse degree. In 2000, she earned her continuing Washington State Vocational Teaching Certificate through Central
Barbara Dawson
Instructor

Phone: (509) 836-8735
Email: dawson.barbara@ysd7.org

Program(s): Nursing Assistant (Sunnyside)
Department: Health Science
Tom Dolan
Instructor

Phone: (509) 836-8735
Email: dolan.thomas@ysd7.org

Program(s): Welding (Sunnyside)
Department: Skilled Trades
Sue Dunbar
Instructor

Phone: (509) 573-5519
Email: dunbar.sue@ysd7.org

Program(s): ALE/Tech Prep
Department: Tech Prep
Mrs. Dunbar successfully attained a Bachelor's degree in teaching from Washington State University and a Master's degree in counseling from Heritage University. She has worked as a teacher at Franklin Middle School and as a counselor at both Davis High School and Franklin Middle School. Mrs. Dunbar has been teaching Alternative Learning Education courses at YV-Tech for the past 6 years. She is also the Tech Prep Coordinator for the building.
Katrina Goodwin
Instructor

Phone: (509) 573-5567
Email: goodwin.katrina@ysd7.org

Program(s): Dental Assisting
Department: Health Science
Katrina Goodwin is a 1981 graduate of the accredited Dental Assisting Program at Spokane Community College. Katrina has 30 years experience as a chairside assistant, dental assistant trainer, and 6 years experience as Corporate Dental Educator for the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. Katrina has been a YV-TECH Advisory Board member for 5 years.
Cristina Hernandez
Instructor

Phone: (509)-573-5560
Email: hernandez.cristina@ysd7.org

Program(s): Business Administration, Translation & Interpretation
Department: Public Services
Joshua Holliday
Instructor

Phone: (509) 573-5521
Email: holliday.joshua@ysd7.org

Program(s): Physical Therapy Technician
Department: Health Science
Josh Holliday, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCSJosh Holliday has been the instructor of the Physical Therapy Technician program at YV-Tech since 2014. Josh has worked as an Athletic Trainer since 2011, when he received his Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from Whitworth University. He then received a Masters of Science in Sports Medicine from Utah State University in 2013, while working as an Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Women's Basketball and Football teams. Starting in 2013, Josh spent a y
James Krueger
Instructor

Phone: (509) 73-5551
Email: krueger.james@ysd7.org

Program(s): Electrical
Department: Skilled Trades
Elizabeth Lovelace
Instructor

Phone: (509) 573-5523
Email: lovelace.elizabeth@ysd7.org

Program(s): Pre-Medical Assisting
Department: Health Science
Graduated from North Seattle Community College with a AAS-Nursing degree/LPN License in 2007. Beth joined YV-Tech in 2011 and is the clinical instructor at Landmark Care Center. She also teaches Nursing during the YV-Tech Summer School as a part of the Healthcare Camp.
George Mason
Instructor

Phone: (509) 573-5542
Email: Mason.Jonathan@ysd7.org

Program(s): Automotive Technology
Department: Automotive
A former YV -TECH graduate, George Mason earned his AAS Degree in automotive technology and Service Management from Wyoming Technical Institute. George has worked as a line technician at various local dealerships, and in independent repair facilities and continues to consult for local shops. His certifications include: ASE MASTER CERTIFIED, ASE Ll advanced engine performance specialist certified, Licensed A/C Service Technician from ASE/Macs andWashington State Certified CTE Instructor.
Ken Parrish
Instructor

Phone: (509) 573-5527
Email: parrish.kenneth@ysd7.org

Program(s): Computer Technology & Cybersecurity
Department: Information Technology
Cheryl Rochioli
Instructor

Phone: (509) 573-5567
Email: rochioli.cheryl@ysd7.org

Program(s): Dental Assisting
Department: Health Science
Ned Walsh
Instructor

Phone: (509) 573-5556
Email: walsh.ned@ysd7.org

Program(s): Culinary Arts
Department: Public Services
A graduate of Washington State University's School of Hospitality Business Management, Ned began his career at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco. His experience includes working with corporate and private restaurants, including Restaurants Unlimited, based in Seattle. The concepts are upscale, trend-setting restaurants emphasizing fresh, innovative foods using results-oriented management practices. His family operated 901 Pasta restaurant here in Yakima for 20 years.
Rick Watts
Instructor

Phone: (509) 573-5564
Email: watts.rick@ysd7.org

Program(s): Law Enforcement
Department: Public Services
Jeff Wedekind
Instructor

Phone: (509)-573-5570
Email: wedekind.jeffrey@ysd7.org

Program(s): Automation Technology
Department: Skilled Trades