Letter: JTED teachers doing a great job

February is Career and Technical Education Month. The Governing Board and Superintendent of the Western Arizona Vocational Education District No. 50 wish to extend congratulations and a sincere thank you to the CTE teachers in our district. Our Joint Technical Education District represents 48 teachers serving over 2400 students in various career and technical education programs at our five campus sites.

Students at Mohave High School, River Valley High School, Kingman High School, Lake Havasu High School and Parker High School participate in a wide variety of 20 highly diversified JTED funded programs.These programs are lead by Gina Covert at CRUHSD, Amy West at KUSD, Shawna Schneikart at LHUSD, and Richard Lamb at PUSD.

Our highly qualified staff and teaching assistants help prepare the Mohave and La Paz County students for a place in the workforce. They are delivering dynamic curriculums that support academic potential, community college credits, and certification in the work place.

We want to applaud these dedicated individuals and recognize their contributions as educators who prepare our students for the future. Statistics show that the students enrolled in CTE courses have significantly better test scores and are more likely to graduate with their class. Students at all of the high schools in our JTED have consistently been top performers at the state level in a large number of student competitions. Please visit your local high school to observe these outstanding programs in action.


Betsy Parker

Superintendent WAVE #50 JTED