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Susan Christenson

Susan is the Director of Career and Technical Education with Central Valley School District. She has been in this role since 2003 and has also served as Director of Technology Services and managed the student information system during her time with the District. She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BA, BAEd and MS, completing her administrative credential through WSU. Susan is involved with many professional groups including the Washington Association of Career & Technical Education (WA-ACTE), WACTA (Washington Association of Career & Technical Administrators) and local workforce development organizations.

“Career & Technical Education provides the ideal avenues for student learning and application: rigor and relevance, context that enables students to understand WHY they are doing something and payback that is clear and meaningful. CTE supports student preparation for work after high school, for apprenticeships or certification sequences and for post-secondary education. CTE enables this support in collaboration with community and with business partners. I believe that continuously improving Career & Technical Education programs, strong advisory committees and ongoing communication and collaboration between them have the power to change perceptions, build our economy and move us forward locally and beyond.”