Advisory board


The Center of Excellence for Careers in Education serves the community and technical college system and its respective industry.  Our model is based upon industry responsiveness.

As a means of gathering continual input, Careers in Education maintains an active advisory board. Comprised of educators and industry leaders, the board helps identify and shape Center related initiatives and activities.  It does so by sharing industry related needs; job skill gaps and analyzing emerging trends and new technology. Advisory Board members play an instrumental role in identifying industry priorities and connecting the Center to new partnerships and collaborations.  The advisory board meets on a quarterly basis.

Advisory Board Members: 2019-2020

  • Angela Abrams, Professional Development Administrator, Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families
  • Chris Callaham, Executive Director of Human Resources, Auburn School District
  • Beth Geiger, Associate Director for Pathways and Workforce Development, Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board
  • Sally Holloway, Director Early Childhood Education, Whatcom Community College
  • Diana Holz, Early Childhood Education Coordinator, Green River College
  • Ben Ibale, Human & Civil Rights Coordinator, Washington Education Association
  • Patricia McDonald, Program Coordinator and Faculty, Education Department, Highline College
  • Nasue Nishida, Executive Director, Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession
  • Michelle Spenser, Family and Consumer Sciences Program Supervisor, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction