Maria Zaharick – Director of Operations

Miss Zaharick joined the staff at Dauphin County Technical School as Business Administrator in January 2002. She started her career at the Harrisburg office KPMG, LLP in October 1997 as an Assistant Accountant and also served as a Supervising Senior Accountant for the firm. Miss Zaharick received her Master’s Degree in School Business Leadership from Wilkes University in 2009, her Bachelor’s Degree from Shippensburg University in 1997, and her Certified Public Accountant license in October 2000.

Jason Civitello – Assistant to the Director for Student and Facilities Management

Mr. Civitello is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Workforce Education and Development. He became a part of the DCTS family in August 2013 where he began teaching Masonry. While teaching he became the lead advisor for the DCTS Chapter of SkillsUSA. He joined the DCTS administration team in December 2020, as the Assistant to the Director for Student and Facilities Management.  Mr. Civitello is pursuing an Administrative Director Certification.

Previous to DCTS, Mr. Civitello spent time as a Regional Coordinator for New Construction and Acquisitions for two large corporations. He has successfully owned and operated a masonry business since 2003. Mr. Civitello began his educational experience in 2012 at Lancaster County CTC in Masonry. After a short time, he moved into the Dean of Students, preparing him well for his current role. During his free time, he is an avid baseball fan and coach.

Matthew Keys – Principal

Mr. Keys is entering his 21st year of education. He started his career as a math teacher (16 years) at East Pennsboro High School. From there, he moved on to become an assistant principal in the Central Dauphin School District at Central Dauphin East High School. He was there for four years. He earned his BS in Mathematics and his BSE in Secondary Education from Bloomsburg University where he also played football. He earned his Masters in Special Education from Shippensburg University and his Principal’s Certificate from California University of Pennsylvania. When time allows, Mr. Keys enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and watching his son play sports (football, basketball, and track and field). 

Mr. Keys looks forward to serving the DC Tech community, staff, and students. He endeavors to make DC Tech one of the foremost Career and Technical schools in Pennsylvania and he will work tirelessly to provide students with an exceptional academic and career-centered educational experience. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Keys with any needs, questions, or concerns you may have. 

 “Wolverine Strong!”

Dr. Gwen Mosteller – Assistant Principal

Dr. Mosteller is a graduate of Clarion University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology/General Science. Gwen received her Masters of Education degree in Educational Administration and Principal Certificate from Shippensburg University. She also obtained her Superintendent Letter of Eligibility from Temple University. Dr. Mosteller previously served as an Assistant Principal at Williams Valley High School.

Christine Estright – Assistant Principal

Ariel Carrasquillo – Technology Director


Betsy Standland – Special Education Director


Stephanie Hanford – Adult Education Director

Mrs. Hanford joined the DCTS administration team in July 2020, as the Adult and Continuing Education Director. Her background in marketing with the Frederick Automotive Group for 14 years gives her the perfect skill set to manage, market, and administer Adult Education courses. She also holds certificates in Business Development, Customer Experience, Digital Marketing, and General Management. Before her time as a Marketing Manager, she concentrated on Food Science, working at both Hershey Foods and M&M/Mars over a 13 year period where she focused on ingredient research and developed new products. She holds a Master of Science, in Food Sciences, from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.

Denise Green – Food Service Director

Mrs. Green joined Dauphin County Technical School as the Food Service Director in 2010. She is a graduate of Central Dauphin High School. Mrs. Green began her career in Dietary at Villa Theresa Nursing Home at the age of 16. She has been in food service for over 30 years and in school foodservice since 1998. With the ever-changing Government Regulations and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, she continually strives to meet the challenges and opportunities to serve our students a healthy, tasty, and enjoyable Breakfast and Lunch every day.

Andrea Bennett – Assistant Business Administrator/HR Coordinator

Mrs. Bennett joined Dauphin County Technical School in July 2000 as the Accounts Payable Bookkeeper. She was promoted to Assistant Business Administrator in July 2012. Mrs. Bennett previously worked in the Banking Industry prior to DCTS.