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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. It's our mission is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce. Read more about our history 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
 Doug Meyer 203w   Sarah_Heath  Doug_Major
 Doug Meyer Sarah Heath  Doug Major
 Yelm High School
 Yelm, WA
Jefferson County Public Schools
Golden, CO
Meridian Technology Center
Stillwater, OK


Divisional Representative Regional Representative Finance Chair
 Gina Riggs     Chuck Gallagher  Katrina Plese 
Kiamichi Technology Center
Poteau, OK
Santa Rita High School
Tucson, AZ
Wilco Area Career Center
Romeoville, IL

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    Paul Asunda 
Gary Hutchinson    Paul Asunda
Joliet, IL

   Purdue University
West Lafayette, 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     Tammie Brewer 
Gina Riggs    Tammie Brewer 
Kiamichi Technology Center
Poteau, OK
   Mississippi Department of Education
Jackson, MS 
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
  Pontotoc Technology Center
Ada, OK
Trade & Industrial Education Division Vice President    
 Alex Gromada     
 Alex Gromada    
Southern Illinois Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program
Belleville, IL 

Region I Vice President   Region II Vice President
    Dave Keaton Photo   Juli_Gilyard
Dave Keaton   Juli Gilyard
Region Two School of Applied Technology
Houlton, ME
  Atlanta Technical College
Atlanta, GA
Region III Vice President   Region IV Vice President
Katrina_Plese   Sherry Siler 2015_2  
Katrina Plese   Sherry Siler
Wilco Area Career Center
Romeoville, IL
   Alma High School
Alma, AR 
Region V Vice President   Executive Director/Secretary & Treasurer
Chuck_Gallagher   LeAnn Wilson
Chuck Gallagher   LeAnn Wilson
Santa Rita High School
Tucson, AZ

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2014 Annual Report

Conflict of Interest Policy

Code of Ethics

ACTE Strategic Direction and Vision Statement 

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Who We Are

The Association for Career and Technical Education is the nation’s largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy, public awareness and access to information on career and technical education, professional development and tools that enable members to be successful and effective leaders.

What We Do

ACTE is committed to enhancing the job performance and satisfaction of its members; to increasing public awareness and appreciation for career and technical programs; and to assuring growth in local, state and federal funding for these programs by communicating and working with legislators and government leaders.


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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

2015 OACTE Annual Conference

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

2015 ACTE Region V Leadership Conference

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