Leadership Team and Staff

Tammy Bonner


Shanika Peplinski

Administrative Assistant

Judy Puiia

Curriculum Writer

Debbie MacKinney

Curriculum Writer

Lacey Peebles


Julie Girten


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee consists of six elected voting members, one voting fiscal agent representative, one ex-officio AZ CTE Curriculum Consortium Director and 1 ex-officio Arizona Department of Education CTE representative. Members are elected at large by the designees of the AZ CTE Curriculum Consortium. A tiered voting structure is in place based on the 40th day count of students. Complete details can be found in the AZ CTE Curriculum Consortium bylaws.

Stephen Weltsch, President

Stephen Weltsch has twenty-one years of experience in secondary public education, serving as a classroom teacher, C&I specialist, school administrator and district administrator. Currently, Stephen works at Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) as the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Campus Operations.

Lindsay Duran, Secretary

Lindsay Duran is the Assistant Director of Career and Technical Education department for Chandler Unified School District. As the Assistant Director of CTE, she helps oversee the districts nineteen CTE programs, which are offered at their seven junior highs and six high schools. Lindsay received her B.A. from Arizona State University in secondary education with an emphasis in business and her master’s from Grand Canyon University in educational leadership. She has taught at both junior high and high school levels; including computer applications, marketing, and education professions. CTE has always been very important to Lindsay, in fact she was a BMAS completer in high school. Her experience as a CTE student was what inspired her to choose teaching as her profession.

Amanda Shively, Treasurer

As the curriculum coordinator for the Glendale Union High School District, Amanda oversees curriculum and assessment development. I have been an educator for 28 years.  I am entering my 9th year as CTE director, prior to that I served as the CTE curriculum coordinator and a class room teacher for 19 years in business and marketing.  I am proud to also currently hold the office of ACOVA Past President, and was also the treasurer for ACTEAZ for several years.

Carrie Jordan

Carrie Jordan is the Program Director for Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) in Snowflake, AZ.  She is a former Family and Consumer Science teacher receiving a secondary education degree from Arizona State University and began her teaching career at McClintock High School. She later pursued a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership through Northern Arizona University and secured a principal certification.

Curt Bertelsen

Curt Bertelsen received his bachelors and master’s degree in Agriculture Education through the University of Arizona.  He currently serves as the Director of Professional Development for Pima County JTED.  He is actively involved with ACTEAZ and the AZ CTE Curriculum Consortium. He and his wife Ann live in Tucson where they raised three children, all are now wonderful adults.

Doug Daley

Doug Daley is the Career and Technical Education Director for Gilbert
Public Schools and has been involved professionally with CTE for thirty-
five years. Doug started his career as the Assistant State Supervisor for
Agricultural Education with the AZ Department of Education and then
managed a professional development project providing in-service
activities for instructors and administrators in CTE. Prior to becoming
the CTE Director, he served as an Agricultural Education instructor and
site administrator at Gilbert High School. Doug has served as a member
of the National FFA Board of Trustees, President of the University of
Arizona Alumni Council and the ACTEAZ Treasurer.

Thomas Bogart

Thomas Bogart is an Arizona native. A product of the Marana Unified School District, Thomas went on to study at, and work for, the University of Arizona (UofA). He earned a B.A. from the UofA in Geography and Regional Development and progressed in his career to become a Research Associate at the UofA’s Southwest Institute for Research On Women where he focused on conducting human-subjects research in the areas of alcohol/substance abuse and education. Thomas persisted in his post-secondary attainment and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the UofA in 2012. At that time he had become the Coordinator for Curriculum and Instruction, as well as the Coordinator for Communication and Technology at the research institute.

From there, Thomas found himself more engaged in the Career and Technical Education environment. Thomas moved from the University of Arizona to the Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) in 2015 to work as Research, Evaluation & Grant Manager. While at West-MEC he helped develop research and data systems for purposeful decision making. In January of 2019, Thomas made his most recent professional shift to join the Pima County Joint Technology District (Pima JTED) as a Business Operations and Data Manager. He leads a team of committed professionals who look to provide excellent service for the delivery of quality educational experiences.

Leadership Partners




The Arizona CTE Curriculum Consortium will provide a network of professional development opportunities to advance outstanding instructional skills among our teachers and develop exceptional CTE curriculum aligned with state standards.


The Arizona CTE Curriculum Consortium will be the premier educational model for professional development, CTE curriculum, and academic and industry integration to empower teachers to prepare students for career success.

Guiding Actions:

  • TO PROVIDE high quality professional development that will increase teacher success and retention.
  • TO INCREASE student achievement and learning by providing teachers with quality, relevant, and engaging lessons aligned to current ADE CTE technical standards.
  • TO FACILITATE the process of teachers developing and collaborating as professionals.
  • TO UTILIZE CTE data from ADE to guide development of curriculum and resources.
  • TO COLLABORATE with key stakeholders to advance quality Career and Technical Education.
  • TO ENSURE teachers have access to resources to prepare students to be successful in acquiring workplace skills.