The Integrated Occupational Program, IOP, is designed for students with mild cognitive delays and language learning disabilities who meet the criteria for career and technical education as outlined in the Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center’s application for admissions. The program combines academics, career and technical education, and employability skills. Students spend half of their school day in academics and the other half in career and technical education. The focus of IOP is to provide academic instruction to meet graduation requirements and prepare students for successful placement in a career/technical field. The program is located in the Lower Pioneer Valley’s Career and Technical Education Center, 174 Brush Hill Avenue, West Springfield.



Alison Garvey
ELA & Math Teacher


Candace Benoit
Science & History Teacher


Elizabeth Halladay
Biology Teacher


Melissa Chapman
Classroom Assistant