Local Community Advisory Committees

  • Do you hold a professional position in the workforce? We need you! Please consider joining one of our Career & Technical Education (CTE) Advisories. Help improve CTE programs at your local school! If you work in an area that is relevant to one of our career clusters, contact the leader below or Brad Hooper at bhooper@nthurston.k12.wa.us to get involved!

    What will be asked of me as an advisory member?

    • Attend three meetings a year;
    • Review program goals & curriculum with a team of teachers;
    • Evaluate instructional materials such as textbooks, equipment, and technology;
    • Discuss current industry trends; and
    • Connect teachers with resources to meet educational goals.

    Meetings are conducted under the leadership of a business community member. Locations vary from classroom to worksites. Agendas are based on committee goals.

    Program Area District Teacher Leader Industry Chairperson
    Agriculture / Horticulture
    Timberline HS
    Steve Jagelski
    American Sign Language
    River Ridge HS
    Rose Voss Clifford
    North Thurston HS
    Doug Baldwin, Thurston County Shop
    Chris Groen,
    CTE Instructional Specialist 
    Teaming with
    Tumwater School District
    Business/Career Choices
    Envision Career Academy
    Kelly Reid, StraderHallett PS
    MS Applied Tech
    Evan Furtick
    Salish MS
    Member of the South Sound Manuvacturing Advisory Committee
    North Thurston HS
    Todd Tovani, Tovani Hart Architects
    Family and Consumer Science
    Sally Harn,
    North Thurston HS
    Doug Axtell and Jane Field, Retired Labor Market Analyst
    North Thurston HS
    Jennie Foglia-Jones, Port of Olympia
    Commercial Art Christie Tran
    River Ridge HS
    River Ridge HS
    Doug Drees
    Technical Theatre
    Timberline HS
    Kate Ayers, Olympia Family Theater
    North Thurston HS
    Wayne Wallace, Pacific Welding
    North Thurston HS
    Teaming with county
    wide Robotics Advisory Committee
    Sports Medicine
    River Ridge HS
    Bill Gierach, Hawks Prairie Physical Therapy
    and Rebecca McClinon, Olympia Orthopedics Associates