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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology

Meet Our Staff

Our staff is the backbone of our organization. We are dedicated to partnering with area high schools to provide Career and Technology Education opportunities for students to become productive members of a competitive workforce. We encourage you to contact us if you have a question or concern that you would like to discuss. 

Administration

Mike Glover

Mike Glover
Superintendent
(520) 423.2991
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About Mike Glover

Mike Glover joined CAVIT in 2001 and has served as program coordinator, principal, and superintendent. Mike holds a bachelor's degree from University of Arizona and a master's degree from Northern Arizona University. He oversees CAVIT's central campus and leads the program of study consortia with Central Arizona College and western Pinal County high schools.

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Teachers

Jessica Brooks

Jessica Brooks
Cosmetology Teacher
(520) 426.4937
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About Jessica Brooks

Jessica Brooks has seven years experience in the cosmetology field, including three years teaching experience. Jessica joined CAVIT in 2014.

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Tiffany Brown

Tiffany Brown
Medical Assistant Teacher
(520) 423.2994
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About Tiffany Brown

Tiffany Brown is a certified medical assistant and has more than 20 years work experience as a medical assistant and six years experience at CAVIT and Central Arizona College. She serves on the state's medical assistant assessment team and is currently serving as treasurer for the Arizona Health Careers Education affiliate. Tiffany is working towards national board teacher certification and is starting her first year as an ACTE Leadership Fellow. She holds a bachelor's degree in CTE from Northern Arizona University. Tiffany joined CAVIT in 2008.

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Karen Chamberlain

Karen Chamberlain
Nursing Assistant Teacher
(520) 316.4362
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About Karen Chamberlain

Karen Chamberlain is a registered nurse with more than 20 years work experience in New York and Arizona hospitals, as well as several years work experience in the home health care area. Karen holds two bachelor’s degrees, psychology and BSN, as well as a master’s in theology. She currently serves as treasurer for the Arizona Health Careers Education Association and Ministry Leader of the Emergency Response Team at Mountain View Church. She is currently pursuing her second master’s degree toward her Doctorate in Nursing. Karen joined CAVIT in 2013.

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Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook
Dental Assisting Teacher
(520) 423.2998
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About Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook has worked in the dental industry for 13 years, both as a dental assistant and a dental hygienist in Arizona and Florida. She has an associate's degree in dental hygiene and a certificate in dental assisting. Rachel holds an Arizona Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) license. Rachel joined CAVIT in 2017.

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Amanda Diesing

Amanda Diesing
Cosmetology Teacher
(520) 316.4366
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About Amanda Diesing

Amanda has worked as a salon stylist for the past 11 years in both Arizona and Minnesota. Amanda has been teaching for eight years. She is a Licensed Cosmetologist (LC) and Licensed Cosmetology Instructor (LCI). Amanda holds an associate's degree in business and a bachelor's degree in project management. Amanda joined CAVIT in 2017.


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Andrew Hensley

Andrew Hensley
Fire Science Teacher
(520) 423.2997
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About Andrew Hensley

Andrew Hensley has worked as a firefighter and paramedic for 12 years. He holds a master's degree in public safety administration and has college teaching experience. Andrew is serving as an ACTE Leadership Fellow for 2016-2018. Andrew joined CAVIT in 2015.

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Devon McLaws

Devon McLaws
Law Enforcement Teacher
(520) 316.4360
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About Devon McLaws

Devon McLaws is a second year instructor with ten years of law enforcement career experience. He has served as an officer, detective, and tactical operator. He is an Arizona POST certified instructor. Devon holds a bachelor's degree in Career and Technical Education from Northern Arizona University. Devon joined CAVIT in 2013.

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William Snyder

William Snyder
Massage Therapy Teacher
(520) 426.4936
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About William Snyder

William Snyder has worked in the massage industry for 16 years and has taught massage therapy for the past ten years. William owned and operated a successful massage salon in Pennsylvania from 2002 to 2017 before coming to CAVIT. William is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and has a master's degree in business. William joined CAVIT in 2017.

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Elizabeth Turner

Elizabeth Turner
Cosmetology Teacher
(520) 426.4937
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About Elizabeth Turner

Elizabeth Turner has over 22 years in management and teaching experience at Arizona and California cosmetology schools. She is a Redken master color technician and an OPI certified nail technician educator. Elizabeth has worked as a platform educator and trainer at hair shows across the country. Elizabeth joined CAVIT in 2010.

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Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams
Veterinary Assistant Teacher
(520) 316.4363
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About Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams is a certified veterinary technician with over five years work experience as a veterinary assistant and seven years work experience as a veterinary technician. She holds a bachelor's of science degree in veterinary science from University of Arizona. She is working towards national board teacher certification. Ashley joined CAVIT in 2012.

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Jeff Wooley

Jeff Wooley
Medical Assistant Teacher
(520) 426.4935
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About Jeff Wooley

Jeffrey Wooley is a registered medical assistant and has seven years experience working in and managing medical clinics. He is currently serving as chairman of the board for Sunlife Family Health Center. He chairs the state's medical assistant curriculum review team, serves as past president for the Arizona Health Careers Education affiliate, and serves as president of the Arizona Society of American Medical Technologists. He is working towards national board teacher certification and is completing his term as an ACTE leadership fellow. Jeffrey has won the ACTE Community Service Teacher of the Year award, and in 2016 won the ACTE Allied Health Teacher of the Year. He holds a bachelor's degree in CTE from Northern Arizona University. Jeffrey joined CAVIT in 2010.

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