Campus Description

The START Campus is located next to the District Office in Glendale, Arizona. The campus opened in 2014 and focuses on the Computer Technology industry. The campus includes space for Business Anchors and community partnership usage.


Chris Cook

Chris Cook

START Campus Administrator & Director of Communications

“Life is about service. West-MEC truly understands this simple plan. That is why I work here.”

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Carol Risano

Administrative Assistant

“West-MEC provides a wonderful environment for high school students to obtain skills, education, and confidence that will make them a valuable asset for the workforce in our community.”

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Erica Shumaker

Community Coordinator

“It’s awesome to be a part of growing our community through the services we offer at West-MEC. I get to work with entrepreneurs and companies who are launching their businesses in our co-working space. I help students and community members find their creative outlets in our Create Lab. And if you have ever seen one of our summer camps in action, you know about true excitement and happiness by our students’ faces.”

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Keyera Mitchell

Media Specialist

“West-MEC is so much more than a career and technical education school district. West-MEC puts people to work.

Patrick Clawson

Patrick Clawson

Coding Instructor

“My experience in the short time I have been at West-MEC has been nothing short of AMAZING! The values and mission of this district are identical with my personal philosophy toward public education. I deeply believe in what we are doing in all of our programs, and I simply couldn’t be more happy.”

Speranta Klees

Speranta Klees

Counselor Liaison

“I love working with West-MEC students because rigorous CTE programs foster college completion and launch them into high demand careers”

Mark Buckler

Mark Buckler

Coding Instructor

“I love to teach technology because I love to see the light bulbs go on. There is nothing quite like the feeling that you get when you see a new found knowledge light up a student’s eyes. It communicates such a sense of satisfaction that you can go home and know you have passed along something remarkable.”