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ACTE Announces Board of Directors 2018 Election Results


January 12, 2018

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
703-683-9312, jnagurka@acteonline.org

ACTE Announces Board of Directors 2018 Election Results   

Alexandria, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is pleased to announce the results of the recent election for several spots on its Board of Directors. The election was open to ACTE’s membership of 25,000 educators, administrators and other CTE professionals. The following members were elected:

Nancy Trivette, President-Elect
Ms. Trivette is the state agricultural education program leader and state FFA advisor for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. Her one-year term will begin in July 2018 and will be followed by one-year terms as president and past president, respectively.

Scott Stone, Agriculture Education Division Vice President
Mr. Stone is an agriculture instructor with the Centralia R-VI School District in Centralia, Missouri. He will serve a three-year term beginning July 2018.  

Linda Romano, Health Science Education Division Vice President 
Ms. Romano is a health science educator with Newburgh Enlarged City School District in Newburgh, New York. She will serve a three-year term beginning July 2018.

Mark Branger, Region V Vice President 
Mr. Branger is the technology director for Huntley Project Schools in Worden, Montana. He will serve a three-year term beginning July 2018.

Lisa Stange, Region III Vice President-Elect 
Ms. Stange is a CTE consultant for the Iowa Department of Education. She will serve a three-year term beginning July 2019.

Nicole Cobb, Guidance and Career Development Division Vice President (appointed) 
Dr. Cobb is the director of school counseling for Metro-Nashville Public Schools in Nashville, Tennessee. She will serve a three-year term beginning July 2018.

Additionally, vice president-elects whose election occurred last year will join the Board as vice presidents in July 2018. Patrick Biggerstaff in Administration and Dick Lowe in Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education will both assume the position of vice president in their respective divisions.

ACTE congratulates the winners, and thanks all of the candidates for their willingness to serve and their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the Association. ACTE also thanks all of its members who had their voices heard by voting in the election.


About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.


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