Meet Cindy McConnell
Health Science Education Division Vice President
Etowah High School
201 Case Ave.
Atalla, AL 35954
Occupation: Etowah High School Health Science Teacher, Alabama ACTE State President
Employment History: 1993-Current Etowah High School- Health Science, HOSA Adviser; 1993-present Riverview Regional Medical Center RN Nursing Supervisor, Gadsden AL; 1978-1990 RRMC Newborn Nursery Head Nurse; 1990-1993 UAB Special Care Newborn Nursery
Education: Gadsden State Community College- Associate Science; Holy Name of Jesus School of Nursing - Registered Nurse; Gadsden State Community College- multiple other classes; Auburn University- Health Science Teaching Certificate
Division: Region IV ACTE Fellow 2011, ACTE Convention Delegate (2002–2010); ACTE Conference Speaker (NC–2007); President, ACTE Health Occupation Supervisor and Teachers Educator Council (HOSTEC) (2006–2010); National Policy Seminar Attendee (2011)
Region: Region IV Conference Attendee (2006–2011); Region IV Policy Committee (2007-2011); Public Information Committee (2007–2010)
National: National Faculty for AHA (1994–1996, 2009–2011); National Association of EMTs State Faculty for Advanced Medical and Trauma Life Support; Committee on Accreditation of EMS Professionals (CoAEMSP) Site Visitor; and memberships in National Association of EMS Educators, National Association of EMTs, National Native American EMS Associations, and EMS Advocates
State/Local: Regional Faculty/Instructor, American Heart Association (AHA) (1989-present); Oklahoma EMT Association I/C Division President (1992–1996); AHA Emergency Cardiac Care Committee (1994–1997, 2006–2011); OkACTE Annual Conference speaker (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011); Vice President and President, Oklahoma Health Occupations Education Teacher Association (2002-2005); HCE Awards Committee (2003–2007); OkACTE President Elect/President (2006–2008); HCE Member at Large (1999–2002); OkACTE Education Conferences attendee (1992–2011); Oklahoma EMS Advisory Council (1994–2000 and 2005-2011); Oklahoma Governor’s EMS Task Force Appointee (2008); Oklahoma Native American EMS Association Vice President (2007–2011); KTC Awards Committee (2009-2011); Oklahoma EMT Association Board Member (2009–2010); EMS Children’s Program Advisory Committee; CASA volunteer and board member.
Platform Statement: As the VP, I would like to see our section membership sky rocket! Can you imagine what we could do if each state could provide us with new teacher names yearly and we could provide information to each new teacher about our organization and what we have to offer? Just think of the possibilities of how many new members we could obtain! I would love to see all new teachers coming to the Regional and National meetings to see and hear how other teachers are meeting standards, credentialing, teaching and handling classroom issues that they probably think are unique to their classroom that we as older teachers see as an everyday occurrence. I will advocate for the Health Science Division. We must promote our programs for preparing our students to be productive, hardworking adults. And when our story is told, our politicians listen. And, when we show the skills our students have, others watch and want to be a part of the production.