The business department at Central provides career and technical education designed to help students prepare for a successful career. There is a wide variety of courses which include, personal finance, Business communication, business law, Introduction to business, Business work experience internship, Business management, Accounting 1 & II, Web design, Event sports marketing, Graphic design, Adobe In-Design, AP computer principles & AP computer science. Any combination of four business course allow a student to be a CTE completer. Multiple certifications in CTE are also available for students such as quick backs and google cents.


Mary Doane


Background: Mary Doane has a master's degree in Science and Business Leadership.

She graduated from Fort Lewis with a BA in Kinesiology and is also a cosponsor of FBLA.

Travis McCarty

Mr. McCarty graduated from Delta High School.  Attended the University of Northern Colorado where he earned a BS in Mathematics Emphasis Secondary Education.  He later earned my M. Ed. in Technology in Education.  He has taught at Central for over 20 years.  He taught math and now teach computer science and graphic design. He coaches Girls' Basketball and sponsor Girls Who Code.

Taylor Reed

Taylor Reed has a a bachelor's degree in business/marketing from Colorado State University and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. This is his 7th year teaching and 5th year at CHS. Prior to CHS, he taught in Salt Lake City for two years. 

Nichole Paniagua  


Graduated college from the University of Illinois, Springfield with a degree in Business Administration.  Acquired teaching certificate from the University of Colorado, Denver.
Some fun facts about her, "I spent most of my life in Central Illinois and moved to Grand Junction in 2018. I started working at CHS in the fall of 2019.  In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my husband and son, riding bikes on the River Trail, and exploring the trails around the valley.  I love to crochet and sponsor the Crochet Club here at Central."


FBLA Overview-
Future Business Leaders of America is a high school club that directly feeds into the college sorority Phi Beta Lambda. It is a nonprofit education association with a quarter of a million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. Students that participate in FBLA can qualify for multiple college scholarships. 

Read more about FBLA here: FBLA