Our Principal

Phone: 610-933-8877 ext. 4201


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Education, Secondary Mathematics at Slippery Rock University (1997) M.A. in Education at Indiana Wesleyan University (2011) Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Education and Administration Leadership at California University of Pennsylvania (2020) Principal Certification K-12 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania Superintendent Letter of Eligibility at California University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Joseph Fullerton

Dr. Joe Fullerton began his career in education as a math teacher at Lenape Technical School in 1999. In 2005, he transitioned into the role of Dean of Students and Program Development Specialist at Lenape Technical School. He was then Director of Curriculum at Lancaster County Career & Technical Center from 2011-2015. Dr. Fullerton became the principal of Bucks County Technical High School in 2015 where he served until becoming principal of TCHS Pickering in 2017. He also serves as a School Board Director for the Penn Manor School District located in Lancaster County, PA. Dr. Fullerton has also been a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Career & Technical Administrators (PACTA) since 2004. Dr. Fullerton earned his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Education and Administration Leadership at California University of Pennsylvania in 2020. He has coached girls varsity basketball and is an avid golfer. He has two children, Alexis and Ethan, and is a fan of Pittsburgh sports teams.


Our Assistant Principal

Phone: 610-933-8877 ext. 4206


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A., Temple University (2006) M.A.Ed. in Multi-Cultural Education, Eastern University (2009) Principal PK-12 Certification Supervisor of Special Education PK-12 Certificate Special Education K-12 (Level II) English 7-12 (Level II) Elementary Education K-6 (Level II) PDE Program for Special Education Leadership (Cohort 3) Philadelphia Teaching Fellows

Mrs. Erin Petters

Mrs. Petters began her career in education as a learning support/emotional support teacher at Kensington Business High School in Philadelphia. She then became a grades 9-10 English teacher and a grades 9-12 theater arts teacher at Franklin Towne Charter High School in Philadelphia. In 2010, she transitioned to 21st Century Cyber Charter School, where she was a grade 7-11 English teacher and a Special Education teacher for grades 6-12. She later transitioned into the Supervisor of Special Education position. In 2015, Mrs. Petters came to TCHS Brandywine, where she became an itinerant learning support teacher for grades 9-12 and a Gateway English teacher for grade 10. She has also served as a 1306 Coordinator for the CCIU. She was named Assistant Principal at TCHS Pickering in 2018. She is married to Mr. Brian Petters, a teacher in the Chichester School District, and they have three children.

CTCE Program Instructors

  • All
  • Allied Health
  • Allied Health Science
  • Animal Science
  • Automotive Collision Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Commercial & Graphic Arts
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Media
  • Electrical Occupations
  • Engine Technology
  • Health Career Pathways
  • Precision CNC Machining/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Teacher Academy/Early Childhood Care & Education

Academic Teaching & Support Staff

Name Title Email
Heather Mulford Academic HeatherMu@cciu.org
Shelly Dayton Administrative Assistant to the Principal ShellyD@cciu.org
Sarah Swisher Behaviorist SarahS@cciu.org
Alexis Carroll Behaviorist - Gateway AlexisCar@cciu.org
Nicole Alcaro Building Sub NicoleAl@cciu.org
Sangeeta Kharbanda Building Sub SangeetaK@cciu.org
Kathy Benson Business Secretary KathyB@cciu.org
Lew Gordner Coop LewG@cciu.org
Mark Cottom Dean of Students MarkCo@cciu.org
Lynn Brown English LynnBr@cciu.org
Kimberly Galianese English KimG@cciu.org
Joanna Breger Gateway JoannaB@cciu.org
Melinda Carangi Gateway MelindaC@cciu.org
Andrea Steck Gateway AndreaSt@cciu.org
Mindy Chidawu Gateway Instructional Assistant MindyC@cciu.org
Lea Scott Guidance Counselor LeaS@cciu.org
Jackie Misero Guidance Secretary JackieM@cciu.org
Todd Anderson Instructional Assistant ToddA@cciu.org
Suzanne Fuertsch Instructional Assistant SuzanneF@cciu.org
Marta Lunger Instructional Assistant MartaL@cciu.org
Barbara Murphy Instructional Assistant BarbM@cciu.org
Sandy Romano Instructional Assistant SandyRo@cciu.org
Kelly Schnarrs Instructional Assistant KellySc@cciu.org
Peggy Smith Instructional Assistant MargaretS@cciu.org
Heather Thomas Instructional Assistant HeatherTh@cciu.org