Cart 0
Cart 0

Whittier Tech

Welcome to Whittier Tech, where our students tell our story best. Since our school first opened its doors in 1973, our graduates have gone on to leading colleges and training programs and now excel in careers they first studied here. 

We educate students from 11 area cities and towns, giving them the skills and specialized training they need to pursue the careers of their dreams. Our 1,250 students choose a major from one of 22 vocational-technical fields and graduate with a high school diploma and industry certifications.

They are excelling at careers in healthcare, electronics-robotics, cosmetology, electrical , CAD drafting, culinary arts, and many others. Our 120 highly-qualified teachers challenge students in both their academic classes and vocational technical programs, ensuring they get the knowledge they need to pass certification tests as well as the English, math and science MCAS tests required for a diploma.

Our students have the unique opportunity to earn college credits while attending Whittier, and also receive valuable job experience by qualifying for paid co-op jobs as early as their junior year.  

Our motto is “Working on Your Future” and we embrace that ideal every day.

To see a CBS news report on how vo-tech schools prepare students for the current job market visit CBS News

Mission Statement

Whittier has a unified commitment to excellence in meeting the educational needs of individuals in the Whittier District, while being accountable to its member communities.

This commitment is to enable students to be successful in their chosen technical pursuits and to become productive members of society.

Beliefs About Learning

Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School is firmly committed to an academic and technical education that will prepare students with employability skills, high academic standards, and a commitment to lifelong learning.  Our commitment as a technical high school is to provide the highest quality instruction in both technical and academic programs for a diverse student population.  Our technical courses reflect current national industry standards.  Our academic and technical curriculum includes instructional strategies and materials that address the competencies set forth in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, Vocational/Technical Educational Frameworks, and National Standards.  Through wise and intelligent use of the diverse resources of faculty, administration, students and the community, Whittier has as its primary goal the total development of the student who will succeed in an ever-changing technological society.  Whittier is proud of its commitment and is pleased to be a dynamic part of the business and professional community it serves.

Core Values

Whittier Regional Vocational Technical School is committed in its core values to the development of LEADERS in the community.

Lifelong Learning
Academic and Technical Excellence
Ethical Integrity
Skills and Knowledge Application

Learning Expectations

21st Century Academic and Career Learning Expectations

  • Students will develop viable, marketable, and competitive vocational technical skills.

  • Students will improve academic and technical competency levels.

  • Students will engage in a flexible, differentiated curriculum which meets individual needs.

21st Century Social Learning Expectations

  • Students will make positive contributions to their community as they engage in community project activities.

  • Students will demonstrate respect for each other and appreciate individual differences.

  • Students will make informed decisions about the health and well-being of themselves and others.

21st Century Civic Learning Expectations

  • Students will become productive members of the community responding to job market and regional demands for a vital economy.

  • Students will demonstrate civic responsibility as active and productive members of the school and regional community.



The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) prepares a report card for all school districts annually. You may read Whittier's annual letter (in English, Español, and Português) explaining the report card, and view the report card at DESE's website.

It is the policy of Whittier Regional Technical School not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity in its educational policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and Chapter 622 of the Acts of 1971, and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Inquiries regarding compliance with these policies may be directed to Mr Chris Laganas, Principal, or to Whittier Regional Technical School, 115 Amesbury Line Road, Haverhill, MA 01830.


Employment Opportunities

Our current job openings appear below.

For all positions, please mail resume, 3 current references and licensure to:

Maureen Lynch
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical School
115 Amesbury Line Road
Haverhill, MA 01830

or fax to (978) 521-0260, or you may email your application.

You may apply online (below) or you may fill out these forms:


Maureen Lynch
978.373.4101 x225

Beverly DeSalvo
Vocational/Technical Coordinator
978.373.4101 x267

Chris Laganas
978.373.4101 x216

Kelly Fay
Coordinator of Curriculum and Staff Development
978.373.4101 x219

Adam Gagne
Assistant Principal
978.373.4101 x229

Kara Kosmes
Business Manager
978.373.4101 x269

Katrina Jensen
Coordinator of Data and Assessment
978.373.4101 x248

Patricia Fleming
Assistant Principal
978.373.4101 x314

Patricia Lowell
Dir. of Pupil Personnel Services
978.373.4101 x213

Kevin Williams
Director of Technology and Information Systems
978.373.4101 x340


School Committee

Alana Gilbert
Current Term:
4.1.2016 - 3.30.2019

Richard Early
Current Term:
4.1.2018 - 3.30.2021

Chip O'Connor
West Newbury
Current Term:
Present - 3.30.2019

Brett Murphy
Current Term:
4.1.2017 - 3.30.2020

Ben Fichera
Current Term:
4.1.2018 - 3.30.2021

Lisa O'Connor
Current Term:
4.1.2018 - 3.30.2021

Paul Tucker
Current Term:
4.1.2017 - 3.30.2020

David Irving
Current Term:
4.1.2016 - 3.30.2019

Garry James
Current Term:
4.1.2018 - 3.30.2021

Dr. Jo-Ann Testaverde
Current Term:
4.1.2017 - 3.30.2020

Scott Wood
Current Term:
4.1.2017 - 3.30.2020

C. Anthony LeSage
Assistant Treasurer
Current Term:
4.1.2018 - 3.30.2021

Charles Labella
Current Term:
4.1.2017 - 3.30.2020

Johanna True
Current Term:
4.1.2017 - 3.30.2020


School Committee Minutes and Agendas

Additional Meetings:


  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    • Agenda

    • Minutes

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    • Agenda

    • Minutes

Committee and Sub-Committee
Agendas and minutes from the prior years

For older agendas and minutes, please contact the Superintendents Office.


Document Request

Individuals may request copies of public documents not found on our website by using the contact form below. The Records Access Officer will respond to your request within 10 days, per M.G.L. Chapter 121 regulations.

Name *

You may contact the Records Access Officer directly:

Superintendent's Office
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School
115 Amesbury Line Road
Haverhill, MA 01830
978.373.4101 x226


New England Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation Statement

Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Technical and Career Institutions. 

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges should be directed to the administrative staff. Individuals may also contact: 

Commission on Technical and Career Institutions
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
209 Burlington Road, Suite 201
Bedford, MA 01730

Tel. 781.271.0022 x5416
Fax 781.271.0950


Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination. Whittier adheres to the principle that all persons shall have equal opportunity and access to its educational facilities, activities, and employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Further, Whittier does not discriminate and is required not to discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs on the basis of race. color, national origin, sex, or disability in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Chapter 622, of the Acts of 1971, Chapter 766 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, American Disability Act, Mass. General Law Chapter 51B or other federal, state, or local laws or executive orders.

Inquiries related to all compliance issues in regard to EEO, Title VI, or Title IX may be directed to the office of the Superintendent, Whittier Regional Technical High School, 115 Amesbury Line Road, Haverhill, Mass. 01830


Wt News Archive

Recent Stories