Electives, Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department

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Welcome to the Career & Technical Education Department!

  • Thank you for your interest in the Career and Technical Education department! 

    Our department consists of Building Trades,  Business, Computer Science, and Engineering (PLTW). We are educators who are passionate about providing our students with career path options that fit all interests. All CTE classes provide hands-on learning experiences to engage students in skills they will use beyond high school. Students will have an opportunity to earn their pathway certification in many of our programs.

    We continue to strive to provide students with up to date content to help them be successful in any path they choose. Students will learn collaboration, problem-solving, critical thinking, and life skills in any CTE area they pursue. 

    We are looking forward to helping all Ravens pursue their goals!

    Megan Swanson - Teacher Lead Learner


Meet our Career & Technical Educaiton Team!

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B.S. Sports Management, M.S. Finance, Teaching License Physical Education, CTE Certification Skilled Trades

Mr. Ryan Chesler, Building Trades Learning Leader

Mr. Chesler is a Skilled Trades teacher and Skills USA coach at Riverdale Ridge. He enjoys working with students in a class that offers real world skills.

Mr. Chesler is from Iowa and a graduate of the University of Iowa. This is Mr. Chesler's fourth year in education. Mr. Chesler has a B.S. in Sports Management and an M.S. in Finance.

Mr. Chesler enjoys attending Denver Broncos games, golfing and spending time with his wife Mrs. Chesler (Science Teacher) and their two boys in his free time.

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Mr. Mark Guengerich, Engineering

Mr. Guengerich (Mr. G) has taught at Brighton High School since 1998 and is pleased to now join the RRHS team.  He grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and north-central Indiana.  Before coming to Colorado he taught at Shahse River School in the Republic of Botswana for 3 years and at Goshen High School in Indiana for 3 years.  He loves to travel and spends most of his free time enjoying his family, including occasional camping trips.

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Mrs. Carol Haman, High School of Business

Mrs. Haman was born and raised in Brighton. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Small Business Management from Western State College in Gunnison Colorado. She gained industry experience through several grocery chains, a local marketing firm, Kraft Foods, and a local jewelry store. She found her love of teaching while volunteering at her children’s preschool and elementary which encouraged her to further her education. In 2011, she earned her Masters in Education from Regis University. Mrs. Haman has always been a proud supporter of DECA. She has experienced the rigor and excitement of preparing and competing as a student, parent, judge, and most recently an advisor at Brighton High School. She is looking forward to sharing her passion for learning and competing with the students of Riverdale Ridge. As a LiveMindful certified trainer, she enjoys sharing mindfulness practices with colleagues and students. Spending time with family and friends is where you will find her when she is not in the classroom.

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Mr. Scott Neitenbach, High School of Business

Mr. Neitenbach teaches business education and is the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) advisor.  He graduated from Boulder High School and attended the University of Colorado, Oklahoma State University, and Colorado State University.  He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and a Master of Science Degree in Accounting at Oklahoma State University.  In 2014, he completed the teacher certification program at Colorado State University in Business Education.  Mr. Neitenbach is a former certified public accountant and business owner.

Additionally, Mr. Neitenbach is the head wrestling coach Riverdale Ridge High School.  He was a Big 8 Conference finalist and a two time NCAA qualifier.  His coaching experiences include positions as head coach at Boulder High School and assistant coach at Nederland High School, Highland High School, and Brighton High School.    He is also a former Chairman of Colorado USA Wrestling and has been a member of several Colorado National Freestyle Team coaching staffs.

Mr. Neitenbach has been happily married for 25 years and has three children.  He enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, backpacking, skiing, and reading.

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Mrs. Megan Swanson, Computer Sciences

Mrs. Swanson  was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, IL.  She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Teacher Education with an endorsement in Computer Programming from Illinois State University. There, she was given the honor of Outstanding Senior in Business Education. Mrs. Swanson then went on to get her Master’s Degree in Educational Technology and an endorsement in English Language Learners. She was also lucky enough to meet her husband at ISU and together they decided to uproot their lives and move to Colorado in July of 2019. They are very excited to explore the beautiful state of Colorado.

Before moving to Colorado, Mrs. Swanson worked at Naperville North High School for her first full time position and East Leyden High School for the last four years. During her teaching career in Illinois, Mrs. Swanson was the sponsor for Future Business Leaders of America and App Development Club. She is very excited to get involved at Riverdale Ridge and hopes to have the opportunity to start clubs students would be interested in!

When Mrs. Swanson is not in the classroom, she loves spending time with her husband and their adorable kitty, Opie. Together they are very active and enjoying hiking, camping, swimming cooking and trying new things. She looking forward to meeting all the amazing students and teachers at RRHS! Go Ravens!