North Eastern Area Group

Serving: Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Orielle, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman Counties

Districts: Central Valley, Chewelah, Colville, Cheney, Cusack, Deer Park, East Valley, Kettle Falls, Loon Lake, Mary Walker, Newport, NEW TECH Skills Center, Nine Mile Falls, Pullman, Riverside, Rosalia, Selkirk, Spokane, Spokane Valley Tech

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Committee Representatives


Eric Jurasin, West Valley, Spokane


Adam Smith, Cheney

CTE Administrative Program Advisory

Tim Fortune, Spokane


Saraya Pierce, Newport


Doug Edmonson, East Valley, Spokane


Talana Mielke, Riverside

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