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Career and Technical Education


Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high demand careers. CTE is a national program designed for career exploration and preparation where students learn academic, employability, and technical skills in hands-on settings. Students enrolled in CTE courses engage in leadership skill development activities as an integral part of the instructional program. 

Our Commitment

The Puyallup School District is committed to ensuring each student obtains essential skills necessary to succeed in a career that provides them with a sustainable living family wage by:

  • Delivering engaging hands-on courses that are relevant to today's workplace.
  • Upholding rigorous industry and academic standards
  • Partnering with community business and industry leaders for mentorship and vision
  • Inspiring and preparing students to set and pursue fulfilling career goals.

All students in CTE courses are connected with practice and growth in technical and leadership skills necessary to excel in meaningful post-secondary educational opportunities and life.

Career Pathways

Contact Info

Teri Harris
Director of Career and Technical Education

Chris Sieg
Assistant Director of Career and Technical Education

Stephanie Giustino
CTE Teacher on Special Assignment

Tara Brady
CTE Information Analyst

Administrative Assistants

Trish Capocy

Amy Cameron

Career Specialists

Patti McMullan
Emerald Ridge High School

Shelley Jellison
Puyallup High School

Richard Mitchell
Rogers High School

School CTE Administrators

Steve Leifsen
Assistant Principal, Emerald Ridge High School

Mark Barnes
Assistant Principal, Puyallup High School

Anne Hoban
Assistant Principal, Rogers High School