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Welcome to our website! Washington Traffic Safety Education Association (WTSEA) is the professional organization formed to provide the most current legislative information, new changes to DOL (Department of Licensing) and OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) procedures and policies and best practices in Drivers Education for all ages.
Our goal is improving student safety as well as promoting professional development.
Coming Board Meetings
Meetings are now held using Zoom so that board members do not have to travel across the state. As always members are invited to attend, If you would like more information or you would like to attend a meeting please contact Skeet Gaul at firstname.lastname@example.org !
Regular board meetings will be held 5 times a year:
Last Saturday of Feb (Feb 29, 20)
Last Saturday of April (April 25, 20) and
the Second Saturday of Aug (Aug 8, 20)
Third Saturday of Sept (Sept 19, 20)
First Saturday of Dec (Dec 5,20
Board Minutes can be found
Welcome/About Us/Board Members/Board Meeting Minutes
Older minutes have been archived and are available upon request
"To find a copy of the Power Point slideshow that OSPI/DOL presented at the 2018 Fall Conference" Resource Page
The next senior driving class at the Chehalis Senior Center will be held on Tuesday, April 21st from 9 to 4 The cost of this class is $10 and it will allow you to get a discount on your car insurance. Please call Gerald Apple, the instructor, if you have any questions. 360-480-5330
"CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) REQUIREMENTS. Click here to review a document that attempts to clarify the often confusing differences for CE requirements for public school teachers (certificated and conditional teachers) and for commercial driver training school teachers."
Every year, two annual awards are given. Below are the two outstanding candidates for our 2019 Fall Conference.
The Distinguished Service Award, granted to someone who has demonstrated outstanding service in TSE, went to Dr. Greg Baker, who is the superintendent of the Bellingham School District. He had a vision that all high school students in his school district should have the opportunity to take TSE because it is a lifelong skill that will save many lives on our highways. The course is offered for credit, and at no-charge, in keeping with the “Bellingham Promise” that education should be free and equally accessible to all students. Stu Soderquist, who is the TSE coordinator for the Bellingham SD, presented the award to Dr. Baker.
From left: Bree Ammerman (WTSEA Membership Secretary), Derek Hahn (WTSEA Treasurer), Stu Soderquist, Dr. Baker and Alex Hansen (WTSEA President). Bree and Derek also work in the Bellingham Program.
The Cliff Boyce Award, granted to an exemplary TSE teacher currently teaching in the classroom, was presented to Jack Coburn, who is the manager of The Freedom Driving Schools in Pierce County. He was presented this award for his strong belief in parent involvement and holding students responsible for their actions. He also believes in the importance of teacher standards and a statewide TSE curriculum. The award was given by James Brooke who was last year’s recipient of this award.
Left is Jack Coburn and on the Right is James Brooke
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