Pierce Area Group

Serving: Pierce County

Districts: Bethel, Chief Leschi, Clover Park, Eatonville, Fife, Franklin Pierce, Orting, Peninsula, Pierce County Skills Center,Puyallup, Steilacoom, Sumner, Tacoma, University Place, White River

Join This WACTA Area Group

Goals for 2023-24

  1. Build common understanding to maximize CTE budget use to develop high quality CTE programs.
  2. Expand and amplify community partnerships.
  3. Improve instructional practice, with a focus on supporting new CTE teachers coming from industry becoming effective instructors.

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Committee Representatives


Matt Carlson, Orting


Nancy Nelson, Leschi

CTE Administrative Program Advisory

Katie Searle, Bethel

Conference Planning

Erin O’Neil, Peninsula


Scott Martin, Pierce County. SC


Erin O’Neill, Peninsula

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