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  • Spring Conference Agenda
  • Spring WACTA Keynote Speaker:
    Scott Seaman joined AWSP in July 2013. Scott was a teacher, coach and principal for 19 years. He spent 12 of those years as Principal at Tumwater High School. Scott's career started as a Spanish teacher and soccer coach at Capital High School in Olympia. He then moved to neighboring Tumwater School District and became the Assistant Principal at Tumwater High School for three years before taking over the principalship. Scott graduated from Olympia High School in 1989. 

    He then went on to play soccer and start his undergraduate work at Oregon State University. After transferring to Washington State University, he graduated with a degree in Spanish and a minor in English. He later attended Seattle University where he earned his Masters in School Administration. Scott later returned to WSU to earn his superintendent credentials and graduated with a doctorate from UW’s Leadership For Learning program in June 2018. Scott's wife, Shelley, and their two kids and yellow Labrador live in Olympia.

  • Spring WACTA Conference Registration NOW Available: WORD | PDF | ONLINE (Credit Cards online only)
  • Spring Hotel Information: Hotel RL Olympia | 2300 Evergreen Park Drive | 360-943-4000 | Room Rate: $89.25 | Group Code: WACT0224
  • Fall Conference Presentations 
  • Congratulations to Sara Hatfield, the CTE Director of the Year for WA-ACTE! Sara now moves onto the regional level. 
  • CTE Administrative Job Openings: 

To provide leadership to enhance and support Career and Technical Education in communities and schools

WACTA Belief Statements 
  • WACTA's primary interest is to serve Career and Technical Education directors and administrators and we believe that WACTA enables each member to achieve the professional expertise and knowledge to
    • Shape visionary, proactive leadership through a supportive networking and mentoring process 
    •  Experience professional growth that continuously improves CTE administrative skills 
    • Understand why and how to advance CTE in the context of broad educational issues 
    • Support and advocate for Career and Technical Education 
'Career and Technical Education is for EVERY student' 
  • Fosters a passion for their future 
  • Opens high-quality opportunities to career, community, and leadership experiences 
  • Develops an employable, technically skilled workforce 
  • Offers rigorous, applied learning in a relevant context 
Based on our beliefs, we and our CTE Partners commit to: 
  • Increase equitable access to quality career and technical education for every student 
  • Career and technical education is an essential part of basic education and increases graduation rates 
  •  Career and technical education improves the state’s economy by closing the skills gap
  • Fund and support quality career and technical education programs 

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