Southeast/South Central Area Group

Serving: Adams Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Klickitat, Walla Walla, and Yakima counties

Districts: Asotin-Anatone, Benge, Bickleton, Centerville, Clarkston, College Place, Columbia, Dayton, Dixie, East Valley, Finley, Glenwood, Goldendale, Grandview, Granger, Highland, Kahlotus, Kennewick, Kiona- Benton, Klickitat, Lind, Lyle, Mabton, Mount Adams, Naches Valley, North Franklin, Othello, Pasco, Paterson, Pomeroy, Prescott, Prosser, Richland, Ritzville, Roosevelt, Sea-Tech Skills Center, Selah, Star, Starbuck, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Touchet, Tri-Tech Skills Center, Trout Lake, Union Gap, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, Wapato, Washtucna, Wellpinit, West Valley, White Salmon Valley, Wishram, Yakima, Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center, Zillah

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Committee Representatives


Katie Engel, Pasco SD


Amy Francis, Kennewick SD
Samantha White, Richland SD

Conference Planning

Bonnie Smith, Y-V Tech


Laura Jones, Pasco SD


Paul Randall, Tri-Tech Skills Center


Monica Salvidar, Toppenish


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