Phone: x185


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Dean R. Pencek

Technology Coordinator

   Mr. Pencek is a graduate of Dunmore High School, Class of 1979. After high school he went to work for Specialty Records Corporation (also known as WEA Manufacturing, and most recently as Cinram) in Olyphant Pennsylvania, working and achieving certification as an Electroplater. In his years with the company, he helped move his department into its new facility at 1400 East Lackawanna Avenue. In his later years with the company he and others worked to help the company explore emerging technologies, now known as CD’s, CD-ROM’s, Video-CD’s, Laser Discs, and DVD’s.


   When computers became the norm to do business at SRC, Mr. Pencek became very interested in the technology, finding it to be a rewarding experience for him. He began taking classes at the Penn State Worthington-Scranton Campus, which led to even more at the University of Scranton. During his time at University of Scranton he began his own computer and networking business. While in business he supported computers and networks of local businesses, lawyer’s and doctor’s offices, and schools in local and surrounding areas.


   In 2004 he was asked to join the Technology staff of Lehighton Area School District as a Network Analyst, where he not only worked with its computers and network, but also worked to enhance the districts’ curriculum, implemented new technologies, introduced new programs for students in the Special Education department, enabled teachers to communicate with their students via email, implemented wireless internet access within the district, and various other projects. He also donated his time to work with local law enforcement on their D.A.R.E. project initiative that helps middle school students to resist drugs, alcohol and violence.


   Since joining the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County, he has created a new school network, implemented our new cafeteria system, added smart boards and projectors, implemented a notification system for delays and closings, and oversaw the implementation of a new student information system. He also was influential in establishing our online classrooms for our Continuing Education students.