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Congratulations to the 2023 Cal Crow Leadership Award winner

Katie Siewert

Assistant Director, Career & College Readiness

Vancouver School District

Vancouver, Washington

We recognize and celebrate her significant contributions to the career development field in the State of Washington.  As one of her nominators noted, "[her] contributions allow thousands of Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) students to graduate with confidence on their career pathways and the resources available to them." For many years, her leadership, supervision and "can do" approach to CTE program implementation has made her a key ingredient to workforce development and postsecondary education success in VPS.  Her success in scaling CTE resources while navigating a complex system of funding, reporting and supervision inspires other career development professionals and educators to do the same.  Thank you for giving more young people from diverse backgrounds a strong start and momentum to lifelong career success.

2023 Finalists

Our organization was fortunate to have such an accomplished set of finalists for this award. We have to share their critical contributions with you too.

Rosa Uberuaga

WIOA Dislocated Worker Program Manager

People for People

Yakima, Washington

We recognize and celebrate her significant contributions to the career development field in the State of Washington. For decades, she has been a respected workforce development expert and champion of her career development counseling team. She gives voice to clients’ compelling narratives and has made a critical difference in many Washington residents’ lives and well-being. Thank you for strengthening our shared values and purpose in career development.

Dawn Williams

Assistant Director

Career Development and Education

University of Washington - Tacoma

Tacoma, Washington

We recognize and celebrate her significant contributions to the career development field in the State of Washington. As one of the original organizers and past president of WCDA, she played a key role in laying a strong foundation for statewide support of career development professionals. She has also been accepted into the National Career Development Leadership Academy. We appreciate all you have done for this Association, career development professionals, and your students and clients.

Cal Crow Leadership Award

The annual Cal Crow Leadership Award was established in 2021 to provide an opportunity to recognize and celebrate an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to the career development field in our state.

Often, these people are quietly making a difference and do not receive a great amount of attention, but you know who they are! We need you (any WCDA member) to bring them to our attention! The person for whom we are looking:

  • May be an individual or group
  • Is someone who has demonstrated a strong commitment to career development and made a significant contribution to the field, especially within the state of Washington.
  • The contribution may be at a local level or a broader, statewide level.
  • Relevant information considered includes length of experience in the field, leadership role(s), breadth of influence, specific accomplishments/contributions, and impact.
  • Recipient cannot be a current WCDA board member.

To nominate someone, complete the WCDA Award Nomination Form, write a letter detailing the contributions made by the nominee, and get one other person (does not need to be a WCDA member) to do the same. That's it! Nominations will be accepted until April 30th each year. 

The recipient is chosen by the WCDA Executive Board or a committee designated by the board. The award recipient is announced and recognized at the annual PDI.

About Cal Crow

Dr. Cal Crow has been an integral part of the career development field for more than four decades. Cal’s commitment has influenced many individual career practitioners and contributed to the career development field in many settings including education, corrections, workforce development, and veterans’ affairs.

He has served in a variety of positions such as high school teacher and counselor, counselor educator, program director, career counselor, trainer, and consultant.

His influence has not been limited to our state of Washington. He has consulted, trained and presented on a variety of topics in more than forty states, all five territories, and various countries around the world. He has sought to serve those who struggle most to lead successful lives including at-risk youth, public assistance recipients, individuals who are or have been incarcerated, veterans, and dislocated workers.

He was one of three individuals selected to revise the National Career Development Guidelines and at one time, even served as president of the Washington Career Development Association. Numerous awards have acknowledged his dedication. The Cal Crow Leadership Award seeks to recognize and encourage commitment such as his in the lives of others.

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