Campus Description

The Central Campus is located in Glendale, Arizona next to the Glendale Airport. The campus opened in 2011 and offers programs focused on the Aviation and Manufacturing industries. This campus serves both high school and adult students.

Troy Gabaldon

Troy Gabaldon

Central Campus Administrator

“I love having the opportunity to offer such great programs that provide our students the necessary skills to achieve their dreams.”

Joel Wakefield

Joel Wakefield

Assistant Central Campus Administrator

“Teachers make a difference in the lives of students everyday. It is a pleasure to work with teachers as they educate students and provide a world-class curriculum.”

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David White

Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor

“After 20 years in aviation under various technical and business roles, I am excited about being able to pass on some of the knowledge I have gained.”

Delphina Yazzie

Delphina Yazzie

Welding Technology Instructor

“I have always wanted to weld but that would have taken me away from my family, so when I had an opportunity to teach welding I jumped at the opportunity. It has been fun teaching to a variety of students and to share my experiences.”

Gil Guillia

Gil Guillia

Precision Manufacturing Instructor

“I have witnessed first hand how CTE programs have changed the lives of our youth when other institutions could not.”

James Matthews_2

James Matthews

Facilities

“I love working for West-MEC because I feel that working for a school district that truly cares about their students and staff along with their future. Everyone who works and attends West-MEC always is happy to be here and has a smile on their face.”

Jay McDowell

Jay McDowell

Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor

“It is a true accomplishment for me when I see a student start to understand what it is I am teaching.”

Jeff Jessup

Jeff Jessup

Facilities

“Coming to West-MEC was an easy transition with the helpful staff”

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

Office Assistant

“I enjoy coming to work for the daily switch up in my duties and seeing the enthusiasm in the students as they walk through the door. Our students enjoy learning new skills in a field they’ve chosen as a possible career. I believe in the vision of West-MEC and contributing to the success of our students every day.”

John Kukowski

John Kukowski

IT Technician

“I participated in Career and Technical Education while West-MEC was just getting established. The skills and opportunities that were available to me while I was in high school were out of this world (and it’s only gotten better since then). When the opportunity to work at West-MEC came along I had to take it…”

Katie Kostreva

Katie Kostreva

Campus Counselor

“I’m passionate about helping students find their career paths. Through my daily contact with students, I have the ability to introduce West-MEC to students who don’t know about our awesome opportunities. I also get to help students reach their potential while they are in our programs. I enjoy seeing the spark ignite for them as they learn about their future career paths.”

Kimberly Johnson

Kim Johnson

Law, Public Safety & Security Instructor

“I’m passionate about helping students find their career paths. Through my daily contact with students, I have the ability to introduce West-MEC to students who don’t know about our awesome opportunities. I also get to help students reach their potential while they are in our programs. I enjoy seeing the spark ignite for them as they learn about their future career paths.”

Martin Cook

Martin Cook

Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor

“I am very excited to be given the opportunity to train and inspire the next generation of aircraft mechanics. I believe that the West-MEC CTE model and mission will have a positive impact on our youth, schools, communities and world. I am grateful and humbled to be a part of such a significant endeavor”.

Matthew Still

Matt Still

Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor

“Seeing the students work on airplanes and continuously developing their technical knowledge daily is a testament to how CTE is preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s careers.”

Patrick Sampson

Patrick Sampson

Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor

“I love teaching my students what I have learned. They are my legacy a way to pay back the aviation industry.”

Rahsaan Bartet

Rahsaan Bartet

Career Services

“I love working with our students and helping them continue on their pathway after they complete West-MEC. It’s extremely rewarding to see them grow and become contributing members of society.”

Robert Chambers_2

Robert Chambers

Avionics/Electronics Technology Instructor

“I love working with young people and sharing knowledge with them”

Paul McClendon_2

Paul McClendon

Adult Education Coordinator

“I am glad to be a part of life-long learning, for myself and West-MEC students.”

Ron DeCandia

Ron DeCandia

Adult Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor

“Focused, disciplined and rewarding program for the students.”

Shaunna Carbonell

Shaunna Carbonell

Attendance Specialist/Registrar

“I love what I do because West-MEC truly practices their mission of “Preparing Students Today for Tomorrow’s Careers.”

Terry Menees

Terry Menees

Aviation Maintenance Technology Instructor

“West-MEC is a great opportunity for students to discover career paths that are not available in traditional school settings. I got to help students in building their knowledge and skills in preparation for become certified aircraft mechanics. Giving back to the industry is very important to me… How could you have a better job than this?!!”