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ACTE Welcomes New Region and Division Vice Presidents


August 5, 2014

Alexandria, VA - Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Executive Director LeAnn Wilson today expressed her gratitude to three new leaders for their upcoming service to the Association. Nancy Trivette, Dodie Bemis and Cindy McConnell will begin their positions in July, 2015 and were selected due to their expertise, commitment and exemplary dedication to ACTE and the career and technical education (CTE) community.

"It has been my pleasure to have known these individuals as ACTE members, leaders and friends," said Wilson. "I and the entire ACTE staff are fortunate to have colleagues with their collective vision and insight serving in their positions as division and region leaders. With their contributions, I am confident that ACTE will continue to build on the progress we have made as an organization to rally our membership and build a brighter future for the CTE community."

The new members to ACTE's leadership include:

  • Nancy Trivette, will serve as Agricultural Education Vice President. A member of ACTE for many years, Trivette has held numerous leadership positions in her Region and Division, including President of the National Council for Agricultural Education in 2009, and Region I Vice President in 2011-2014. Trivette is presently the New Jersey Program Leader of Agricultural Education/State FFA Advisor with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.
  • Dodie Bemis, will serve as Region V Vice President. Bemis is an active member of the Association, and currently serves as Executive Director of the South Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education (SDACTE). She has been the Past President of SDACTE, and willingly participated in a variety of committees and task forces benefiting ACTE throughout the years including serving on the Region V Policy Committee.
  • Cindy McConnell will serve as Health Science Education Division Vice President. McConnell is the Alabama ACTE President, an advocate for CTE and Heath Science, and a Heath Science teacher at Etowah High School. Her enthusiastic involvement in ACTE has led her to visit state, city, county and national leaders and teachers, where she promotes Health Science and CTE as a whole.

To learn more about the 2015 ACTE Board of Directors Election, visit our website here.

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, guidance counselors 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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