CTE Director, Principal and Support Staff

CTE Director, Principal and Support Staff

Jamey Palma

CTE Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 330-830-3901 Ext: 50113

Education: Grove City College-Bachelor of Arts in History; Ashland University-Masters of Education in Administration.

Work Experience: 22 years with the Massillon City School District: 8 years as CTE Director, 3 years as Assistant Principal and 11 years as a teacher and coach at Washington High School.

Hobbies: Spending time with wife and three children, traveling, snow skiing, poker, golfing and fantasy football.


Anthony Thornsberry                                                                                                                    
CTE Principal

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 330-830-3901 Ext: 51135

Education: Malone College - Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics; American College of Education - Masters of Education in Educational Leadership

Work Experience: 14 years in Education, 6 years with Massillon City Schools:  2, years as CTE Principal, 2 years as an Assistant Principal and 2 years as a math teacher and coach at Washington High School. 8 years as a math teacher and coach with Marlington Local Schools.

Hobbies: Spending time my with wife and 2 sons, working in the yard, fishing, and fixing up my Jeep. 


Joi Letcavits 

CTE College Ready and Testing Coordinator 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 330-830-3901 Ext: 51603

Education: Bowling Green State University-Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education; Ashland University-Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction; Walsh University School Counseling Licensure

Work Experience: 35 years with Massillon City School District: 10 years as Guidance Counselor at Massillon Middle School, 20 years teaching at Longfellow Junior High.

Hobbies: Walking, reading, golfing and volunteering for different community organizations


Debbie Dottavio

CTE Administrative Secretary

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 330-830-3901 Ext: 50206

Education: Central Catholic Graduate (Took Career/Office courses junior and senior year)

Work Experience: 6 years with Timken Company; 9 years as full time mom with part time office positions; 24 years in classified secretarial positions with Massillon City Schools beginning in 1996 at Washington High School Main Office, 9 years at Longfellow, 2 years at Massillon Middle School, 10 years as WHS Guidance and EMIS positions

Hobbies: hiking with spouse, traveling and visiting grown children who now reside in WI and CA, enjoy attending concerts and movies, snow skiing, and time with family dog 


Joe Pierce

CTE Work-based Learning Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 330-830-3901 Ext: 51603

Education: Mesa Community College, Waynesburg University - Business Management

Work Experience: 1st year as Work-based Learning Coordinator at WHS, Coach within Massillon City Schools for over 20 years

Hobbies: fishing, spending time with family, and watching sports

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