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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. Read more about our history, mission 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
Sarah_Heath Doug_Major Karen_Mason
Sarah Heath Doug Major Karen Mason
Jefferson County Public Schools
Golden, CO
Meridian Technology Center
Stillwater, OK
East Newton High School
Granby, MO


Divisional Representative Regional Representative Finance Chair
Jim_Flowers Lorrie_Carlile Nancy_Trivette
Jim Flowers Lorri Carlile Nancy Trivette
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Morrison Public Schools
Morrison, OK
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Trenton, NJ

Board of Directors

Administration Division Vice President   Agricultural Education Division Vice President
Jeanette_Capshaw   Jim_Flowers
Jeanette Capshaw   Jim Flowers
Moore Norman Technology Center
Norman, OK
  North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Business Education Division Vice President   Engineering & Technology Education Division Vice President
Gary Hutchinson   Luke_Steinke
Gary Hutchinson   Luke Steinke
Hinsdale South High School
Darien, IL
  Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division Vice President   Guidance and Career Development Division Vice President
Charlotte_Gray   Ray_Davis
Charlotte Gray   Ray Davis
Holt High School
Wentzville, MO
  University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Health Science Education Division Vice President   Marketing Education Division Vice President
Gina_Riggs    LeAnn D
Gina Riggs   LeAnn Dinsdale
Kiamichi Technology Center
Poteau, OK
  Brackenridge High School
San Antonio, TX 
New & Related Services Division Vice President   Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division Vice President
Sherry_Adrian   Andrea_Pogue
Sherry Adrian   Andrea Pogue
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Oklahoma City, OK
  Oklahoma Department of CareerTech
Stillwater, OK
Trade & Industrial Education Division Vice President    
Jeff Johnson    
Francis Tuttle Technology Center    
Oklahoma City, OK

Region I Vice President   Region II Vice President
Nancy_Trivette   Juli_Gilyard
Nancy Trivette   Juli Gilyard
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Trenton, NJ
  Atlanta Technical College
Atlanta, GA
Region III Vice President   Region IV Vice President
Katrina_Plese   Lorrie_Carlile
Katrina Plese   Lorri Carlile
Wilco Area Career Center
Romeoville, IL
  Morrison Public Schools
Morrison, OK
Region V Vice President   Executive Director/Secretary & Treasurer
Chuck_Gallagher   LeAnn Wilson
Chuck Gallagher   LeAnn Wilson
Santa Rita High School
Tucson, AZ

  Association for Career and Technical Education

ACTE Bylaws

2012 Annual Report

Conflict of Interest Policy

Code of Ethics

ACTE Preferred Future

Board of Directors Position Statements

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Data and Research Task Force

The mission of the Data and Research Task Force is to identify priorities and provide support that will position ACTE as the leader related to quality career and technical education data and research.

Energy Sustainability Task Force

The mission for the Energy Sustainability Task Force is to develop a plan outlining strategies for ACTE to position career and technical education as a leader in the energy sustainability arena.


ACTE Calendar

Friday, April 25, 2014


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Advocacy and Policy Update: Current Issues and Positions for CTE

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