Congratulations to Marilyn Henselman, Director of Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs, who was named the Washington State CTE Outstanding Administrator of the Year for 2017-18 by the Washington Association of Career & Technical Administrators!

CTE ensures flexible and relevant learning experiences that keep students engaged in their classes while providing a real-world, career-oriented curriculum. CTE students acquire skills and knowledge relevant to future careers and enhance academic achievement so they will be prepared for entry into college and the workforce.

This award recognizes administrative CTE professionals at the school, district, county, state, or federal level who have demonstrated leadership in ensuring teacher and student success and have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique, and effective Career and Technical Education programs.  As a result of winning this award, Henselman will be a nominee for the regional award, and next year for the national award.

“CTE evolves each and every year,” said Henselman.  “My vision is to never sit and be satisfied, but to push teachers to their fullest potential, provide the best possible learning environment, and to seek new ideas based on the changing nature of businesses or the advice and suggestions of advisory members.  However, we do need to make sure parents and community members understand the true value of CTE.  It is more than a class, it is an opportunity!”

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The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.