Irving ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) is proud to recognize three of its pathways with the Five Star Designation. 

“This designation represents excellence in CTE programs across the district,” says Travis Waddell, director of CTE for Irving ISD. “Programs that earned the prestigious distinction went above and beyond in giving students real-world, hands-on career opportunities that exceeded district expectations.”

Congratulations to these programs and their teachers:

School of Environmental Entrepreneurship at Nimitz High School, led by Dwight Davison, Phyllis Ethridge and John Russell

Special Note: This is the School of Environmental Entrepreneurship’s fifth consecutive year of receiving this designation.


Arts/AV pathway at MacArthur High School, led by Lori Sims, Tiran Thompson, Karen Ward, Naposhi Amos, Kelley Steinbring and Calvin Jordan 



School of Health Sciences at Singley Academy, led by Marcus Mason, Dr. Carey Fabacher, Dr. Harold Bradley, Laryssa Hise-Manske, Hector Arizmendi, Christina Crayton, Dr. Latonia Smith and Natalie Mills-Moore



All of the district’s CTE programs were evaluated on student certifications, work-based learning opportunities, advisory board involvement, recruitment, marketing and Career and Technical Student Organization participation.