Advisory Committees & Volunteers

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) General Advisory Council
    The General Advisory Council (GAC) is a committee of Snohomish School District administrators, businesses and community representatives from across pathway advisory committees. The council provides overall direction and guidance to administrators and staff concerning career and technical education (CTE) programs offered by the Snohomish School District.

    GAC duties include:

    • Assist in the facilitation of the CTE program renewal process
    • Make facilities and equipment recommendations for the department
    • Provide business and industry guidance to the director
    • Help implement the department's five-year plan

    TEALS Volunteers
    Welcome technology education and literacy in schools (TEALS) computer science volunteers! The district’s TEALS program pairs trained computer science professionals with classroom teachers to team teach computer science. The program, which is supported by Microsoft Philanthropies, is offered through the AP Computer Science A courses. These volunteers, who work as area CEOs, engineers, programmers, software developers and have other vast technical expertise, give of their time, talent and passion for computer science to help Snohomish students.

    Click here to watch a "Computer Science is Changing Everything" video from

    Program Advisory Committees
    Advisory committees are made up of teachers, industry representatives and community members, and are an important part of our CTE programs.

    • Provide information to update, modify, expand, and improve the quality of programs.
    • Support and strengthen the partnerships between business, trades, community, and education.
    • Make recommendations that will strengthen and expand the CTE curriculum and provide assistance in implementing these recommendations.
    • Identify and validate academic and occupational competencies, determining priorities, and review and evaluate programs.
    • Communicate the long-term goals and objectives of the CTE programs to students, parents, employers, and the community.

    Interested in helping?
    If you are interested in joining an advisory committee, please contact CTE Director Brian Burdon at 360-563-7297.