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About ACTE



The Association for Career and Technical Education is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. It's our mission to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce. Read more about our history and structure


ACTE Leadership

ACTE's leadership is a volunteer Board of Directors, elected by the members of the Association in an annual election. Board officers include the president, president-elect and past-president. Board Directors are one representative from each of ACTE's Divisions and Regions. The executive director is an ex-officio member of the Board. Standing committees are appointed by the Board.

Executive Committee

President-Elect President Past President
   Lorri Carlile   Doug Meyer 2  Sarah Heath Headshot
Lorri Carlile  Doug Meyer  Sarah Heath
Morrison Public Schools
Morrison, OK
Yelm High School
Yelm, WA
Jefferson County Public Schools
Golden, CO

Board of Directors

Administration Division Vice President   Agricultural Education Division Vice President
 Janet Goble Headshot Final   Nancy Trivette Headshot
 Janet Goble     Nancy Trivette
Institution/Organization Canyons School District
Sandy, UT
  New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Trenton, NJ 
Business Education Division Vice President  
Division Representative 
  Engineering & Technology Education Division Vice President
Gary Hutchinson    Paul Asunda 
Gary Hutchinson    Paul Asunda
Joliet, IL
  Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division Vice President   Guidance and Career Development Division Vice President
Charlotte_Gray   Jan Bell Headshot
Charlotte Gray    Jan Bell
Holt High School
Wentzville, MO
  Tulsa Tech
Tulsa, OK
Health Science Education Division Vice President   Marketing Education Division Vice President
 Cindy McConnell 2016     Tammie Brewer 
 Cindy McConnell    Tammie Brewer 
Etowah High School
Attalla, AL
   Mississippi Department of Education
Jackson, MS 
New & Related Services Division Vice President   Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division Vice President
 Sherry Adrian 2015   John Noel Headshot
Sherry Adrian   John Noel 
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Oklahoma City, OK
  Great Plains Technology Center
Lawton, OK
Trade & Industrial Education Division Vice President    
 Alex Gromada headshot 2016     
 Alex Gromada    
Southern Illinois Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program
Belleville, IL 
Region I Vice President   Region II Vice President
    Dave Keaton Photo   Juli_Gilyard
Dave Keaton   Juli Gilyard
Region Two School of Applied Technology
Houlton, ME
  Atlanta Technical College
Atlanta, GA
Region III Vice President 
Finance Chair
  Region IV Vice President 
Region Representative 
Katrina_Plese   Sherry Siler 2015_2  
Katrina Plese   Sherry Siler
Wilco Area Career Center
Romeoville, IL
  Alma High School
Alma, AR 
Region V Vice President   Executive Director/Secretary & Treasurer
Dodie Bemis Headshot   LeAnn Wilson
Dodie Bemis    LeAnn Wilson
South Dakota Association for Career & Technical Education (SDACTE)
Watertown, SD
  Association for Career and Technical Education

2015 ACTE Bylaws

2015 Annual Report

Conflict of Interest Policy

Code of Ethics

ACTE Strategic Direction and Vision Statement 

Board of Directors Position Statements

Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE

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ACTE is committed to enhancing the job performance and satisfaction of its members; to increasing public awareness and appreciation for career and technical programs; and to assuring growth in local, state and federal funding for these programs by communicating and working with legislators and government leaders.


ACTE Calendar

Sunday, June 26, 2016

SC ACTE Education and Business Summit

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

NYSACTE Conference 2016

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