Great Northwest Area Group

Serving: Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap Counties

Districts: Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Cape Flattery, Central Kitsap, Chief Kitsap Academy, Chimacum, Crescent, North Kitsap, North Mason, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Quilcene, Quileute Tribal School, Quillayute Valley, Sequim, South Kitsap, West Sound Technical Skills Center

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Organizer: Great Northwest
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Committee Representatives


John Waller, North Kitsap


Greg Kilpatrick, South Kitsap

CTE Administrative Program Advisory

Lexi Hadfield, North Mason

Conference Planning

Mark Anderson, Central Kitsap


Shani Watkins, West Sound Tech


Sean Eaton, Bainbridge

What do Area Group Leaders do?

  • Participate in WACTA meetings:
    • WACTA Executive Board/Group Leader meetings
    • Area Group Leader conference calls
    • WA-ACTE Legislative GoTo Meetings (if Legislative Representative cannot)
  • Establish or update Area Group communication tree:
    • Member telephone numbers (work and home)
    • Member mailing addresses (work and home)
    • Member e-mail addresses (work and home)
    • Contact system
  • Identify Area Group legislative representative and inform them of their responsibilities
  • Conduct local area group meetings:
    • Develop agenda
    • Communicate meeting dates, time, and location to members and OSPI Career & Technical Education staff
    • Share WACTA Program of Work and current issues (including legislative)
  • Develop or solicit submittals for WACTA Board meetings and website
    • Area Group report for WACTA Board meetings
    • Informational articles for posting on WACTA website
  • Organize Area Group door prize contributions to Fall and Spring Conferences if area group is asked to assist
  • Organize Area Group participation in WACTA Awards and activities:
    • Scholarships
    • Administrator of the Year Award
    • Annual Program of Work committee assignments
  • Facilitate communication of state level CTE issues to Area Group members, as well as local Area Group concerns/input to WACTA Executive Board