Support Staff Section

The Support Staff section of ACTE strives to support our professionals on multiple levels, including:

  • Maintain active leadership in the promotion of career and technical education
  • Bring together career and technology education support staff through membership in a state and national association devoted exclusively to their interests
  • Providing professional development for support staff and the opportunity to discuss new or innovative ideas or any challenge affecting support staff on a state and national level
  • Promoting a positive working relationship with fellow support staff, instructors and administrators
  • Affiliating and cooperating with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), through New and Related Services (NRS), to accomplish the mission of career and technical education

We encourage you to join the Support Staff section of ACTE. As our numbers grow, so will our ability to advocate for resources and opportunities to support our students. Your participation strengthens our voice and involvement with ACTE in supporting new and experienced teachers by increasing funding to use for professional development, resource development and programming at the national and local levels.

Support Staff Promo Flyer

For more information contact:

Kendra Allen
Support Staff Section Lead
Canadian Valley Technology Center
Work: (405) 222-7521
Cell: (580) 682-0120

Region: IV
Division: New and Related Services (NRS)

Occupation: Career Assessment Specialist
Employment History:
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center – 2004 -2017 ( Testing Liaison)
Canadian Valley Technology Center – 2017 – present (Career Assessment Specialist)

Education: B. S., Business Administration, Oklahoma State University

2022 – 2023 Past-President, Support Staff Division
2021 – 2022 President, Support Staff Division
2020 – 2021 – President Elect

ACTE – Region IV: 2022 Region IV Conference presenter

ACTE – Vision: 2022 Vision presenter

Support Staff play such a vital role in all districts in the CareerTech system. We have only begun sharing ways to get support staff members to participate through professional development, networking and leadership opportunities.