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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.

Current Advisory Committees

Agriculture / Horticulture

District Teacher-Leader: Ken Marmion, Timberline High School

Industry Chairperson: Steve Jagelski

American Sign Language

District Teacher-Leader: Cathy Boos, River Ridge High School

Industry Chairperson: Rose Voss Clifford

Automotive

District Teacher-Leader: Brian Stretch, North Thurston High School

Industry Chairperson: Doug Baldwin, Thurston County Shop

Broadcasting/Video

District Teacher-Leader: Chris Groen, CTE Instructional Specialist

Industry Chairperson: Teaming with Tumwater School District

Business/Career Choices

District Teacher-Leader: Matt Monnastes, Envision Career Academy

Industry Chairperson: Kelly Reid, StraderHallett PS

Construction/MST/ MS Applied Technology

District Teacher-Leader: Evan Furtick, Salish Middle School

Industry Chairperson: Member of the South Sound Manufacturing Advisory Committee

Drafting

District Teacher-Leader: Tim Marshall, North Thurston High School

Industry Chairperson: Todd Tovani, Tovani Hart Architects

Family & Consumer Science

District Teacher-Leader: Sally Harn, North Thurston High School

Industry Chairperson: Doug Axtell and Jane Field, retied labor market analysts

Marketing

District Teacher-Leader: Ronna Reed, North Thurston High School

Industry Chairperson: Jennie Foglia-Jones

Commercial Art

District Teacher-Leader: TBD

Industry Chairperson: TBD

MST/Auto

District Teacher-Leader: Carl Schlegel, River Ridge High School

Industry Chairperson: Doug Drees

Technical Theater

District Teacher-Leader: Jeremiah & Robin Tuckett, Timberline High School

Industry Chairperson: Kate Ayers, Olympia Family Theater

Welding

District Teacher-Leader: Jesse Ratcliff, North Thurston High School

Industry Chairperson: Wayne Wallace, Pacific Welding

Electronics

District Teacher-Leader: TBD

Industry Chairperson: TBD

Robotics

District Teacher-Leader: Jenny Kassil, North Thurston High School

Industry Chairperson: Teaming with county-wide Robotics Advisory Committee

Sports Medicine

District Teacher-Leader: Stephanie O'Dell, River Ridge High School

Industry Chairperson: Bill Gierach, Hawks Prairie Physical Therapy and Rebecca McClinon, St. Martin University