Meet Jeanette Capshaw
Administration Division Vice President
2815 Majesty Ct
Norman, OK 73072
Occupation: Deputy Superintendent, Moore Norman Technology Center
Employment History: Moore Norman Technology Center, Director (2005–present); Metro Technology Centers, Director (1995–2005); Norman Public Schools, Counselor (1990–1995); Great Plains Technology Center, Coordinator of G/T Program (1986–1989); Lawton Public Schools, Special Education Teacher (1982–1986)
Education: Master of Education–Guidance and Counseling and Administration (Secondary and Superintendent), Bachelor of Science–Special Education, University of Oklahoma
ACTE Involvement: Division: ACTE National Outstanding Career and Technical Educator (2011)
Region: ACTE Regional IV Outstanding Career and Technical Educator (2010), ACTE Region IV Conference Attendee
National: ACTE Annual Convention Attendee
State/Local: Educator of the Year, OkACTE (2009); Past President and President, Administration Division, OkACTE (2007–2010); President and President–Elect Oklahoma Career Tech Administrative Council, Inc. (2009–present); Planning Committee, Oklahoma Career Tech Women in Leadership (2008–present); Treasurer, Technology Center Administrative Program (2004–present); Program Administrators Officer, Past President, President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Membership Chair (2004–2009); Administrative Representative, Project Lead the Way Leadership Team (2005–present); Member, Administrative Division, OkACTE (2002–present); Member, Oklahoma Council of Local Administrators of Career Tech Education (2002–present); Member, ACTE and OkACTE (1995–present); Oklahoma Career Tech Summer Conference Attendee (1995–present); Examiner, Oklahoma Quality Award Foundation (2005–present)
Platform Statement: Market! Market! Market! CareerTech should not be America’s best-kept secret! I steadfastly believe career and technical education’s fundamental purpose is to provide high school and adult students with specialized training and the life-long skills to help them grow their careers. Admittedly, CareerTech was established with the foundational mission of preparing students to obtain, and immediately excel in, entry-level jobs. THIS was a “revolutionary” concept at the time. However, over time, this mission has evolved exponentially.
Today, CareerTech leads the way nationally in bridging learned theory and applied experience. Plus, CareerTech has seized and paved the way for education to give students a holistic experience. More than simply teaching students how to use what they read about in relation to careers, CareerTech provides pre-enrollment guidance, workplace soft-skill training and postgraduate job placement support. Unlike other models, CareerTech truly personalizes lifelong career development for ALL students we serve. In fact, we are unmatched in this educational approach. Yet, many don’t know this. Therefore, I believe ACTE must aggressively develop a national campaign to trumpet the next educational revolution of empowering people to direct their career paths on their own terms.