LHHS students awarded Child Development Associate Credential

WAVE JTED is proud to announce four Lake Havasu High School students have been awarded the Child Development Associate Credential.

The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in Early Childhood Education. The CDA Credential is based on a core set of Competency Standards, which guide early care and learning professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children. This nationally recognized credential empowers teachers to put into practice standards and help move the success of young children from one developmental stage to another.


Pictured from left: Katherine Deitch, Megan Johnson and Sarah Palme (Sabrina Hillius not pictured)





wavejted / October 9, 2015 / News / 0 Comments

LHHS students attend Thespian Festival in Nebraska

Lake Havasu High School had a successful trip to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln for the International Thespian Festival! Twenty two students attended and competed in small group musical, monologue, duet scene, solo musical theatre, and costume design. Five students brought home the ranking of “superior” for their events. Allison Morones, costume design competitor, ranked as one of the top three in the nation and Tarnim Bybee was selected to participate in the opening ceremonies “An Evening with Alan Menken.” She worked with his creative team to kick off the festival! Along with this, Betsy Altamirano and Zoe Killian were selected to participate in Musicalworks. They worked with others to create the opening number of a never before seen, student written musical which was presented at closing ceremonies!

Students were able to attend theatre productions from all over the country, participate in workshops and work with industry professionals during this valuable learning experience. Congratulations to the Lake Havasu Thespians from the WAVE JTED!


wavejted / July 29, 2015 / CTSO News, News / 0 Comments

Francisco Rodriguez awarded scholarship as Gates Foundation Scholar

(L-R) Gates Foundation Scholar Francisco Rodriquez, CTE Director Nick Bompezzi.

(L-R) Gates Foundation Scholar Francisco Rodriguez, CTE Director Nick Bompezzi.

WAVE JTED is proud to announce Francisco Rodriguez of Parker High School as a Gates Foundation Scholar.  Frankie has participated in two CTE programs through WAVE: Graphics and Sports Medicine.  He has a full four year scholarship to Grand Canyon University.

WAVE salutes Frankie on his many accomplishments and this prestigious scholarship as he graduates from Parker High School.  He is pictured with Mr. Nick Bompezzi, CTE Director.





wavejted / May 22, 2015 / News / 0 Comments

WAVE JTED Superintendent Betsy Parker retires, Amy West to be new Superintendent

betsy_retirementAfter six years as superintendent of the WAVE JTED, Betsy Parker is retiring. She is very excited for the opportunity to travel and enjoy her family members in Indiana.

Betsy was the original superintendent of the district since its inception in 2009. She came to the district having worked as an Assistant Superintendent for Kingman Elementary and an Assistant Superintendent for Kingman Unified. Parker enjoyed watching the JTED grow and seeing the increased partnerships with the community colleges of Mohave Community College and Arizona Western. Under her leadership concurrent and dual enrollment opportunities for students have greatly increased and more than 80 students per semester are attending college classes outside of their regular school day. Mrs. Parker felt the very best thing about her job was seeing students gain expertise and training while receiving industry credentials and college credits. She said she will really miss the job but after 41 years in education she is ready to slow down. There were seven applicants for her position and the district chose Mrs. Amy West.

Amy_WestAmy received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Education from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. After receiving her degree, she moved from her home state of Wisconsin to Kingman to start her teaching career. She has spent 22 years with Kingman Unified School District (KUSD). The first 14 years were spent teaching a variety of business and computer classes at Kingman High School. A new opportunity arose and Amy was selected as the CTE Coordinator for KUSD. For the last eight years, Amy has served as the coordinator managing grants, supervising CTE programs and working with the WAVE JTED. While at KUSD, Amy coached volleyball, was an advisor for FBLA and served on several committees. She also continued her education earning a Master’s in Vocational Education as well as two advanced certificates for her Principal and Superintendent licensure from Northern Arizona University. Amy is married to David West and has three children Taylor, Jesse and Jacob.

wavejted / May 14, 2015 / News / 0 Comments

Mayors proclaim CTE Month

LHC Mayor Mark Nexsen and Bullhead City Mayor Tom Brady proclaimed February 2015 CTE Month:

(L-R) LHUSD CTE Director Shawna Schneikart, Mayor Mark Nexsen, Student Makenzie Bourlier, Instructor Ben Robertson, Student Katie Baker, Student Jordan Avage

(L-R) LHUSD CTE Director Shawna Schneikart, Mayor Mark Nexsen, Student Makenzie Bourlier, Instructor Ben Robertson, Student Katie Baker, Student Jordan Avage

(L-R): Alyssa Dedmon, Pat Young, Andrew Glomb, Betsy Parker, Tom Brady, Jaquelynn O’Campo, Alana Sellan, Michele Leyendecker, Toby Cotter, Mike Jackson











wavejted / March 3, 2015 / News / 0 Comments

Kingman Mayor proclaims February “CTE Month”

L-R:  Julian Jimenez. Jack Nix.  Somali Madahar. Zeke Sweeney. Ed Corbin.

L-R: Julian Jimenez, Jack Nix, Somali Madahar, Zeke Sweeney, Ed Corbin.

Students from Jean Meersman’s class joined Superintendent Parker and Kingman Governing Board members Mr. Duranceau and Mr. Cave as Kingman Mayor Richard Anderson proclaimed February “CTE Month.”





wavejted / February 5, 2015 / News / 0 Comments

Police & Fire Department present at College and Career Series

Bob Casson from Kingman Fire Dept explains how the gauges on the truck work to student Daisy Bowers.

Sophia Davis, Office Randy Sandeen KPD, Kristen Winebarger and Alyssa Nelson take a moment to pose for a picture at the recent College and Career Series.










wavejted / October 3, 2014 / News / 0 Comments

Mohave County Rural Schools Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Mike Jackson of River Valley High, Mohave County Rural Schools Teacher of the Year!

wavejted / September 22, 2014 / News / 0 Comments

WAVE Guest Author Day video

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This video is of the WAVE Guest Author Day in the Park at the recent Route 66 International festival. Early Childhood educator and author Anne Slanina visited Kingman and Betsy Parker was her hostess for two days of special events and activities. JTED students from Lee Williams and Kingman High contributed to the event by baking Route 66 cookies, face painting and assisting at craft tables. Over 100 kids participated at 8 activity booths representing the 8 states on Route 66.  The Robotics team also showcased the WAVE banner. It was a great collaborative event; exhausting but rewarding.

wavejted / August 20, 2014 / News / 0 Comments

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