ACTE Board of Directors 2019 Elections

From November 30, 2018, to 11:59 p.m. ET December 31, 2018, members of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will elect officers for the following Board of Directors positions:

  • President-Elect: Serves a one-year term beginning in July 2019, followed by one year as president and one year as past president.
  • Region II Vice President: Serves a three-year term beginning July 2019.
  • Business Education Division Vice President: Serves a three-year term beginning July 2019.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Vice President: Serves a three-year term beginning July 2019.
  • New and Related Services Vice President: Serves a three-year term beginning July 2019.
  • Region I Vice President-Elect: Serves a three-year term beginning July 2020.
  • Region IV Vice President-Elect: Serves a three-year term beginning July 2020.

All ACTE individual professional, retired, educational institution members, and national affiliate organizations whose membership dues are received at ACTE headquarters by October 30, 2018, are eligible to vote. Please review the biographical information and platform statements for the nominees and exercise your right to vote for ACTE’s future leadership. This information is also posted online on the ACTE website at www.acteonline.org/board_election_candidates. Please note that the nominees featured below and online are not official candidates. Candidates will be officially selected at ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2018.

The election process will be conducted via electronic ballot only. Ballots will be sent to member e-mail addresses listed in the ACTE database. ACTE has selected Survey and Ballot Systems (SBS) to manage the Board of Directors elections. You will receive an e-signature via e-mail that must be used with your member number to vote electronically. If you do not receive an e-signature by midnight on December 3, please contact support@directvote.net. Electronic ballots must be cast by 11:59 p.m. ET December 31, 2018. Ballots will be counted and audited at the offices of SBS, and the results will be posted on ACTE’s website and announced in Techniques magazine.

In order to facilitate a smooth election process, please be sure to:

  • Verify your e-mail address with ACTE. If ACTE does not have your e-mail address, it is imperative that you update your member profile immediately. You can do this on the ACTE website by going to www.acteonline.org, logging-in (Access: email as your username and your ACTE ID#+ your first and last initials as your password, i.e. 123456AH) and clicking on “View Profile,” or by emailing acte@acteonline.org.
  • Make sure you/your IT Dept. puts Survey and Ballot Systems on your e-mail’s “white list” so your voting information can be received/not marked as spam. The e-mail will be sent to you from: noreply@directvote.net.
  • Remember that in order to vote, you must be a member of ACTE as of October 30, 2018. Members are only allowed to vote in elections for their Region and any Divisions of which they are a member.

ACTE President-Elect

Brian Law

Brian Law

Region: II
Division: Guidance & Career Development
Occupation: School Counselor
Letters of Support

Employment History:
School Counselor, Valdosta High School, 2005–present
Summer School Coordinator, Valdosta High School, 2007–present
Adjunct Professor, Psychology and Counseling, Valdosta State University, 2009–present
Middle School Alternative Program Coordinator/Counselor, Williams Middle School, 2004–05
Elementary School Counselor, Odom Elementary School, 1996–2004

Education:
Ed.S., Instructional Technology, Valdosta State University
M.Ed., School Counseling, Valdosta State University
B.S.Ed., Secondary Education
A.S., Sociology, Abraham Baldwin College
A.S., Psychology, Abraham Baldwin College

National ACTE Involvement:
Board of Directors: Region II Vice President, (2016–19)
Committee Member: Resolutions Committee, 2014–16
Committee Member: Audit Committee (Board Liaison), 2016–17
Committee Member: Bylaws Committee (Board Liaison), 2018–19
Task Force Member: Board Allowable Expenses Task Force, 2018
Advisory Group Member: ACTE Board Mentor, 2017–18, 2018­–19
VISION Presenter: 2012
Educator in Action Volunteer: 2016–17
Educators in Action Content Expert: School Counselors and CTE, 2016–17
CTE Support Fund Supporter: 2016–18
NPS Attendee: 2017–18
VISION Attendee: 2012, 2014–17

Regional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: 2016–19
Region Conference Attendee: 2016–17

State ACTE Involvement:
Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education: Member, 2010–present

Other State Involvement:
Georgia DOE CTAERN Contracted Presenter at Summer CTAE Academy: 2013
Local CTE Advisory Board: 2012–18
GACTE Presenter: 2011–13, 2016–17
Georgia Association for Career & Technical Education Summer Conference Attendee: 2011–18

Other CTE Involvement:
American School Counselor Association: President, 2010–11
Georgia School Counselors Association: President, 2008–09
American School Counselor Association Award Winner: Top 10 School Counselor of the Year, 2009
Georgia School Counselor Association Award Winner: Secondary School Counselor of the Year, 2009
Award Winner: Region, State & National Elementary School Counselor of the Year, 2004
District CTE Advisory Board: 2016–18

Application Summary:
I am Brian Law, a school counselor and advocate for CTE. In my daily job, I get to remove the barriers for learning and allow students to discover and pursue careers based on their aptitude, skills and interests. CTE is the driving workforce of our future economy. Together we can positively promote CTE nationwide.

Having served as the ACTE Region II vice president, I have encountered many professionals who have the same passion for CTE as I do. My leadership experience grew from serving as president of both my state and national school counseling associations. I have strengths in organizational leadership. I am a communicator and team player who listens with the unique ability to spread excitement for a movement.

Our future depends on you as CTE educators and I want you to join me in this important movement!

If you ask someone to describe me in three words, they would say, “respectful, passionate and real.” If you elect me as the next ACTE president-elect, I affirm to use my passion to advocate for you and the many students who are impacted by CTE. I vow to reach out with respect, recruit new members and raise an awareness of the importance of CTE. I want my passion to be contagious! Join me and catch the CTE fever — our students, business and industry depend on us!

Platform Statement:
John Donne wrote, “No man is an island.” Serving on a board is a business. For a business to grow and prosper, we must work together. I am a team player and am very passionate about CTE. We must market this passion to other educators and business partners to support our students who we educate and train to be successful, productive members of society. I affirm to serve as the ACTE president-elect to work with ACTE staff, the executive committee and other board members to increase the passion for CTE. Career and technical education is a growing force in our workforce and is imperative to the future economy of the world. I want to make my passion contagious!

As an experienced educator, in all levels from P–16, serving as a teacher, school counselor, administrator and college professor, I understand the needs of our members. Having served as president for both the state and national school counseling associations, I have training and experience as an organizational leader. Using my skills of communication, organization and relationship-building, I will help to build the membership (new and renewal) and stakeholder support in ACTE. Public relations and marketing are keys to building partnerships and gaining members. Our message should be that we, as career and technical educators, prepare students to join the workforce and we want to give the best product. By building partnerships and collaboration, we can ensure a product with skilled workers possessing the best training and work ethic. While serving as your president-elect, I would always represent every region, division and diverse CTE educator with respect and integrity. My priorities would be to reach out with respect, recruit new members and raise an awareness of the importance of CTE by spreading my passion.


Doug Major

Doug Major

Region: IV
Division: Administration
Occupation: Superintendent/CEO
Letters of Support

Employment History:
Superintendent/CEO, Meridian Technology Center, 2008–present
Superintendent/CEO, Pioneer Technology Center, 2000–08
Assistant Superintendent (preceded by various administrative positions), Meridian Technology Center, 1987–2000
Agriculture Education Instructor, Anadarko Public Schools, 1985–87

Education:
Ed.D., Education Administration, Oklahoma State University
M.S., Agriculture Education, Oklahoma State University
B.S., Agriculture Education, Oklahoma State University

National ACTE Involvement:
ACTE Board of Directors: Administration Division Vice President, 2009–12
ACTE Executive Committee Member: President-elect, President, Past-President, 2012–15
ACTE Executive Committee Member: Finance Chair, 2010–12
ACTE Committee Member: Includes but not limited to Nominating, Audit and Division Policy Committees
ACTE Task Force Member: Board of Directors Representative
National Leadership Fellowship Program: Coordinator, 2016–present
Educator in Action Volunteer: 2013–present
CTE Support Fund Supporter: 2000–present
NPS Attendee: 2000–present
ACTE/NCLA Best Practices & Innovations in CTE Conference Attendee: 2000–present
VISION Attendee: 2000–present
Public Policy Advocate: Is a responsibility of every CTE Professional

Other National ACTE Involvement:
I have had the opportunity to testify before a Congressional committee representing ACTE. I have also had the pleasure of representing the organization at numerous other national gatherings where the topic of career and technical education was discussed, including several sponsored/co-sponsored by ACTE and Advance CTE.

Regional ACTE Involvement:
Region Conference Attendee: I regularly attend the Region IV Conference.

Divisional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Administration Division Policy Committee
Committee Chair: Administration Division Policy Committee, 2009–12
Award Winner: NCLA Distinguished Service Award, 2014

Other Divisional Involvement:
I have served as a board member and officer of the National Council Of Local Administrators (NCLA). I have also served at various times on the Administration Division’s Policy Committee.

State ACTE Involvement:
OkACTE CareerTech Advisory Council: I have served multiple terms.

Other State Involvement:
I was honored to receive the Francis Tuttle Career Excellence Award in 2017. This is the highest honor given through OkACTE.

Other CTE Involvement:
OK Association of Technology Centers Committee Chair: Legislative Committee, 2016–present
OK Association of Technology Centers Board of Directors: Past President

Application Summary:
I have a great passion for career and technical education. I have been honored to serve ACTE in various positions at the local, state and national levels throughout my career. I have witnessed, firsthand, the importance of the Association to our profession. I would look forward to continuing my service through serving as President-elect.

Through the work of many over the last several years, the public confidence in career and technical education continues to build and strengthen. We must not let this opportunity to demonstrate and promote the critical role our profession plays in America’s economy pass. We must continue to promote the competitive advantage that CTE provides individuals in the workforce.  At the same time, we must provide our members with the professional development opportunities they need to ensure that high-quality CTE programs are available across the nation.

Platform Statement:
As a candidate for ACTE president-elect, it is my goal to ensure that this association, the Association for Career and Technical Education, always remembers that each member is the most important member we have… and that member is YOU. While that may sound simple, our membership represents a diverse array of instructors, administrators, retirees and affiliates. These individuals serve students of all ages and professions. They reach virtually every industry sector. Very few “trade associations” can boast of the membership diversity that we celebrate. At the same time, very few face the challenge we do in ensuring that our programs and services are relevant and beneficial for each of our very diverse members.

The board of directors and staff of ACTE must continue to ask hard questions about our Association:  Does our current organizational structure best serve the needs of our members? Are programs and services meeting the diverse professional development needs of our membership? Is the annual VISION conference still the premier educational event for career and technical educators? Is there more we can do to ensure added value for each member and the institutions/affiliates/businesses they represent?  The answers to these questions can only be addressed in context of the benefit for each of our individual members.

In recent years, ACTE membership has begun to, once again, climb. This is due to the hard work and dedication of our ACTE staff and board of directors. It has also been the result of a renewed focus on member value and what we, as your association, can do to serve you. I would be honored to serve as your president-elect and do my part in continuing this great effort.


Cindy Stover

Cindy Stover

Region: III
Division: Administration
Occupation: Executive Director/Consultant
Letters of Support

Employment History:
Executive Director, Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education, 2012–present
Executive Director, Capital Area Career Center, 2007–12
Career and Technical Education Administrator, Lincoln Community High School, 1994–2007
Executive Director & Special Populations Coordinator, Tazewell County Education for Employment Vocational System, 1989–94
FACS and Cooperative Education Instructor/FHA-HERO Club Advisor, Pekin Community High School/Pekin Area Vocational Center, 1981–87

Education:
M.Ed., University of Illinois
B.S., Olivet Nazarene University

National ACTE Involvement:
Board of Directors: 2016–present
ACTE Executive Committee Member: 2017–18
ACTE Committee Member: CTE Support Fund Committee, 2017
ACTE Task Force Member: Leadership Development Task Force, 2017
ACTE Task Force Chair: Allowable Expenditures Task Force, 2018
VISION Presenter: 2017
Educator in Action Volunteer: 2015–present
CTE Support Fund Supporter: I have donated to the CTE Support Fund for several years.
NPS Attendee: 1991–92, 2004–05, 2007, 2013–18
VISION Attendee: 1988, 1992–93, 1995, 2001, 2008–17
Public Policy Advocate: Continual

Other National ACTE Involvement:
ACTE New Board Member Mentor: 2017–18
ACTE State Leadership Training Program: Participant, 2011–12

Regional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Policy Committee, 2011–15
Committee Chair: Policy Committee, 2017–present
Task Force Member: CTE Teacher Shortage Task Force, 2016–present
Committee Chair: Bylaws Committee, 2015
Committee Chair: Region III Conference Planning Committee, 2013
Committee Co-Chair: Region III Conference Planning Committee, 2019
Region Conference Attendee: 2011–18

Other Regional Involvement:
ACTE Region III Opportunity Grant Administrator
National Executive Directors Association (NEDA): 2012–present
Committee Member: NEDA Bylaws Committee, 2017
Advance CTE: Associate Member, 2016–present
Missouri State Conference Attendee and Volunteer: 2016–17
Indiana State Conference Attendee: 2016
Iowa State Conference Attendee/Presenter: 2017
Minnesota State Conference Attendee: 2017
Wisconsin State Conference Attendee: 2015

Other Divisional Involvement:
I have attended the Administration Division business meetings held during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION.

State ACTE Involvement:
Illinois ACTE Executive Director: 2012–present
Illinois ACTE Board of Directors: President, 2006–07,
IACTE Board of Directors: Member, 1991–92, 1996–97
IACTE Committee Chair: Awards Committee, 2007–08
IACTE Committee Member: Constitution & Bylaws Committee, 1990–91
IACTE Committee Member: Public Information Committee, 1990–91
Illinois Career and Technical Administrators Association Board of Directors: President, 2004
ICTA Board of Directors: Member, 1992–2012, 2017–present
ICTA Committee Member: Bylaws Committee: 2003, 2010–11
ICTA Conference Presenter: 2016–18
Illinois Association of Vocational Education Special Needs Personnel Board of Directors: President, 1992
ILAVESNP Committee Chair: Nominations Committee: 1993
ILAVESNP Committee Chair: Legislative Committee, 1990–92
Illinois Business Education Association: Member, 1998–present
Illinois Business Education Association Conference Presenter: 2015–17

Other State Involvement:
Illinois ACTE Conference Attendee: 1990–18
Committee Chair: Illinois ACTE Conference Planning Committee, 2007
Illinois Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Association: Member, 1982–87, 1998–present
Illinois Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Association Conference Presenter: 2015–18
Illinois Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Association Committee Chair: Bylaws Committee 2016–present
Technology Education Association of Illinois: Member: 1998–present
Technology Education Association of Illinois Conference Presenter: 2015–17
Illinois Area Vocational Center Directors: Past-president, Secretary
Illinois System Directors Leadership Council: 2004–07
Sangamon County Workforce Investment Board Youth Council: Member, 2007–12
Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce: Education/Careers Committee, 2000–07

Application Summary:
My experience in career and technical education began when I enrolled in family and consumer science and business courses in high school.  This is when my passion for CTE began. It was in these classes that I learned skills that I still use, every day, in both my professional and personal life.

Professionally I have worked in several areas of CTE, which has provided me with a vast knowledge of career and technical education. I was a family and consumer sciences teacher, a club advisor, a special populations coordinator for a regional vocational system, a regional vocational system director, an area career center director, and I currently serve as the executive director for IL ACTE.

I just completed my second year as an ACTE board member representing Region III. I have seen firsthand the wonderful work of the ACTE. Being on the ACTE Board has inspired me to seek the office of ACTE President-elect. I want to continue working with the ACTE staff and board in order to enhance the skills of our members so that

they can provide students with the best possible career preparation. I would consider it both an honor and privilege to serve as the ACTE President-elect.

Platform Statement:
I am very passionate about career and technical education! I have been advocating for career and technical education for many years and welcome the opportunity to continue to advocate for CTE as the ACTE President-elect. CTE has come a long way during the last few years as business and industry, and state and national governments are looking to CTE to fill a critical skills gap. They are also looking at CTE to address many societal issues. I pledge to do all that I can to increase partnerships, provide more awareness of CTE and to provide more support to CTE educators. Creating more awareness will create more opportunities for students. The goal is for students to be college- and career-ready, and to help them become productive citizens of society.

It is very important to focus on leadership training so that the association always has new leaders to step in to roles at the state, region and national levels. I will work to continue and expand leadership training so that the organization stays strong at all levels.

I will conduct meetings with the utmost professionalism and work to build consensus among all stakeholders. I would consider it both an honor and privilege to serve as your ACTE President-elect.

Region II Vice President

Richard KalkRichard Kalk

Region:  II
Division: Administration
Occupation: Executive Director
Letters of Support

Employment History:
Executive Director, SkillsUSA South Carolina, 2015–present
Director of Career Education, Business Partnerships and Assessment, Spartanburg Five Schools 2000–13
Technology Education Teacher, Byrnes High School, 1995–2000
Technology Education Teacher, DR Hill Middle School 1979–95
Silver Buyer, Hales Jewelers, 1977–79

Education:
Ed.D., Vocational/Technical Education, Clemson University
M.Ed., Industrial Education, Clemson University
B.M.Ed., Furman University

National ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: ACTE Bylaws Committee, 2011–14
Committee Chair: ACTE Bylaws Committee, 2014–16
VISION Presenter: 2001–02, 2005–07
Educators in Action: 2016–present
Educators in Action Content Expert: 2016
CTE Support Fund Supporter: 2014–15, 2017
NPS Attendee: 2010–13, 2016–18
VISION Attendee: 2000–01, 2003–08, 2010–11, 2013–17

Regional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Policy Committee, 2016–present
Committee Chair: Region II Conference Chair, 2011–12
Regional Award Winner: Administrator of the Year, 2014
Conference Attendee: 2011–12, 2014–17

State ACTE Involvement:
SCACTE Board of Directors: President
SCACTE Board of Directors: Secretary-Treasurer
SC Career and Technology Administrators: President
SC Technology Education Association: President

Other CTE Involvement:
Middle Tyger Area Council of the Spartanburg County Chamber of Commerce: Chair, 2003–04
Spartanburg District 5/BMW Curriculum Development Committee: Chair, 1999–2001

Application Summary:
Education, particularly CTE, is a family affair for me with three generations of educators representing more than 100 years of CTE experience. I have served in many CTE roles during my career and active involvement in CTE, especially through ACTE, is an essential fundamental for me. During my first three years of retirement, I strove to stay actively involved in ACTE and was eventually drawn back to working in CTE through my current position as the executive director for SkillsUSA South Carolina. It is exciting to see the potential that CTE has to be a catalyst for beneficial change in the workplace and in our society.  I am dedicated to and engaged in ACTE.

Platform Statement:
As vice president of Region II, my goal will be to bolster Region II by encouraging active involvement of the membership, maintaining open communication channels and increasing member-oriented opportunities to participate in region-sponsored events. Professional development, networking, awards and leadership opportunities are just a few of the ways that members can be actively involved with ACTE. Members must be well-informed to take advantage of those opportunities.

Each member is vital in terms of ideas, advocacy, leadership potential, resources and networking. The association must advocate for its members and serve as a community where members can come together with a common purpose. It is vital to listen to what our members need; however, it is of paramount importance for us to encourage those we lead to become advocates, develop leadership potential, utilize available resources and network with colleagues in order to grow professionally. The more knowledgeable a member becomes, the more valuable that member is to the organization and the more impact they can have at all levels. Allow me to serve as your dedicated and engaged advocate for Region II.


Elaine WebbElaine Webb

Region: II
Division: Guidance & Career Development
Occupation:  Career Development Coordinator/Special Populations Coordinator
Letters of Support

Employment History:
Career Development Coordinator/Special Populations Coordinator, Franklin County Schools, 2014–present
Business Education Teacher, Vance County Schools, 2000–14
Business Education Teacher, Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools, 1997–2000
Exceptional Children’s Teacher, Johnston County Schools, 1996–97
Exceptional Children’s Teacher/Business Education Teacher, Hoke County Schools, 1993–96

Education:
Ed.S., East Carolina University
M.Ed., Converse College
B.S., Winthrop University

National ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Bylaws Committee, 2018–present
National Fellowship Program: Fellow, 2017
VISION Presenter/Attendee: 2017
Educators in Action: 2017
Educators in Action Blogger: 2017
NPS Attendee: 2017

State ACTE Involvement:
Committee Chair: Ways and Means Committee, 2017–18
Committee Member: Region II Conference Planning Committee: 2018
Voting Delegate: NCACTE Guidance and Career Development Division

Other CTE Involvement:
Guidance and Career Development Division: Secretary, 2017–present
Guidance and Career Development Division Committee Chair: Ways and Means Committee, 2016–present

Application Summary:
Helen Keller is quoted to have said, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” After nearly 30 years in education I have learned this to be so true. As a districtwide special populations coordinator and middle school career development coordinator, serving four middle schools, there is only so much of me to go around. I must rely on others to help me carry out my mission. In the North Carolina ACTE Guidance and Career Development Division we work together to plan our conferences and meetings and rely on one another to get the job done. As state Ways and Means Committee chair, I have tried to rally all divisions to work together for the financial stability of our organization. As Region II vice president, I would encourage cooperation among the states. Furthermore, I would work to strengthen the footprint and awareness of ACTE in our region.

Platform Statement:
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” This Helen Keller quote sums up my platform for Region II VP. One individual cannot accomplish each goal of ACTE. It will take the entire region to accomplish great things. As a region we must not isolate ourselves by our states or divisions; we must come together. As members of ACTE, we must resound to our peers the benefits of ACTE. I will work diligently to assist any member to accomplish their individual goals as well as goals for the greater good.  Finally, I will work diligently to ensure the success of CTE through advocacy to local, state and national leaders. The policymakers must hear our voices, see our students in action and understand the true value of career and technical education.


Chaney Mosley

Division: Administration Division, Agricultural Education Division, Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division, New and Related Services Division

Occupation: Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education

Employment History:
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018–present; Assistant Principal, Nashville Big Picture High School, 2016–18; Senior College & Career Readiness Specialist, American Institutes for Research, 2016; CTE Director, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, 2012–15; CTE Consultant, Tennessee Department of Education, 2011

Education:
Ph.D., Agricultural and Extension Education / Virginia Tech; Ed.S., School Leadership, University of West Georgia; M.Ed., Administration and Supervision, Middle Tennessee State University; B.S., Agriculture Business and Education, Middle Tennessee State University; A.S. Medical Laboratory Technology, The George Washington University

National ACTE Involvement:
Task Force Member: Virtual Professional Development Task Force, 2016; Advisory Group Member: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Advisory Group, 2016; National Leadership Fellowship Program: Fellow, 2012; VISION Presenter: 2014; NPS Attendee: 2012-13, 2015; VISION Attendee: 2009–16; Techniques Editorial Advisory Board Member: 2014–present ; Techniques Writer: 2013–15, 2018

State ACTE Involvement:
Tennessee ACTE Executive Committee: Member, 2014–16

Other CTE Involvement:
National Career Academy Coalition Board of Directors: Member, 2015–18; National Board for Professional Teaching Standards CTE Standards Revision Committee: 2013–14; Tennessee Department of Education CTE Leadership Council: 2013–15; Middle and High School Agricultural Science Teacher: 2000–09; National Board Certified Teacher in Career and Technical Education: 2009–present; Georgia Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association Award Winner: Outstanding Young Member, 2009; GVATA Award Winner: Outstanding Secondary Agriculture Education Program, 2007; ACTER Award Winner: Outstanding Research Poster, 2013; The Agricultural Education Magazine Writer: 2013, 2016–17; American Educational Research Association CTE Special Interest Group Conference Presenter: 2014; Nebraska Career Education Conference Presenter: 2015; Washington Association of Vocational Administrators Spring Conference Keynote Speaker: 2015; American Institutes for Research Education Policy Center CTE Blogger: 2016; Arkansas Association of Career and Technical Education Administrators Conference Keynote Speaker: 2016; National Career Academy Coalition Conference Keynote Speaker: 2017; Education Week Guest Blogger: 2018; Tennessee Army National Guard: 2001–08, 2015–present

Application Summary:
From the beginning of my career, starting as a high school agricultural science teacher in 2000, I became aware of the importance of networking, professional development and advocating for CTE. Becoming actively involved with ACTE proved to be one of the best decisions, allowing opportunities to engage in all three of those areas. I have a well-rounded and diverse perspective of CTE issues garnered from various positions include CTE teaching, working as the CTE director in Nashville leading 41 career academies, serving as a CTE consultant at the state Department of Education, being a school administrator at a work-based learning high school, and currently as a CTE teacher educator and an officer in the Tennessee Army National Guard. I am excited to run for Region II vice president to recruit additional members, elevate the voice of professionals working in CTE and assist others in maximizing the benefits of their ACTE membership.

Platform Statement:
When I joined ACTE, I didn’t realize how valuable membership was. After completing the fellowship program and realizing there were many opportunities, I became very involved with the organization and want others to do the same! As Region II vice president, my goal will be to increase the engagement of members by communicating, collaborating and creating.

Sharing opportunities with members and communicating about ACTE programs is important, but communication must be two-way. Therefore, I plan to have systems in place to gather input from Region II members about their interests in CTE, their perspectives on programs, and to learn more about how ACTE can better meet their professional needs.

Given the accessibility of online methods for working together, collaborating with members across Region II could be accomplished with ease. Asking members to serve on committees, task force groups, and present at conferences will allow Region II to assemble collaborative teams of people who want to be involved.

Committee and task force work often results in recommendations, policies and programs. Creating these products demonstrates how the voices of members impact decisions and actions.

Engagement will increase when we communicate with members, collaborate with members and create opportunities for members in Region II and nationally.

Business Education Division Vice President

Dawn MorrisonDawn Morrison

Region: II
Division:  Administration, Business Education
Occupation:  Education Administrator
Letters of Support

Employment History:
Education Administrator, Alabama Department of Education, 2011–present
Education Specialist, Alabama Department of Education, 2003–11
Teacher, Elmore County Board of Education, 1999–2003
Teacher, Gloucester County Board of Education, 1992–99

Education:
Ed.D. (in progress), Nova Southeastern University
M.B.A., Troy University
B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University

National ACTE Involvement:
NPS Attendee: 2016
VISION Attendee: 2006, 2013–15

Regional ACTE Involvement:
Region Conference Attendee: 2015, 2017
Committee Member: Region II Conference Planning Committee, 2015
Volunteer: Region II Conference Concurrent Session Planning, 2015

Divisional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Policy Committee, 2015–present

State ACTE Involvement:
Alabama State Department of Education Liaison: 2004–11
Alabama ACTE Award Winner: Administrator of the Year, 2016
ALACTE Summer Conference Attendee: 2004–present
Volunteer: ALACTE Summer Conference Concurrent Session Planning, 2004–present

Other CTE Involvement:
National Association of Supervisors of Business Education Board of Directors: President, 2015–16
NASBE Board of Directors: President-elect, 2014–15
NASBE Board of Directors: Vice President, 2013–14
Alabama Jump$tart Coalition Board: Member, 2015–present
MBA Research and Curriculum Center Board of Trustees: Member, 2017–present
National Business Education Association: Member
Alabama Business Education Association: Member

Application Summary:
I’m currently an education administrator with the Alabama State Department of Education in the Office of Career and Technical Education/Workforce Development. In this role I serve as the state supervisor for business and marketing education in Alabama. I provide leadership in program management, curriculum and professional development for more than 540 business, marketing, finance, information technology and middle-level programs across the state. My professional interests include data-driven quality improvement, education equity, information literacy and curriculum development. Since joining ACTE in 2004, I have witnessed the organization’s growth in membership, on social media platforms, with strategic partnerships, in engagement of policymakers, and advocacy for CTE. The Business Education Division has reaped the benefits of many of these milestones, and we certainly want to continue to evolve, innovate, grow and sustain these successes. I welcome the opportunity to assist our members in realizing how the association can assist them at the local, regional, state and national levels.

Platform Statement:
If elected, I will champion issues that affect the members of the Business Education Division. We must continuously demonstrate the added value this discipline brings to career and technical education, but most importantly to the preparation of students that leads them on a path of becoming college- and career-ready. Thus, I welcome the opportunity to serve the membership and pursue the following activities at the board level:

  1. Support the vision and mission of ACTE.
  2. Promote the importance and value of business education.
  3. Enhance communications and support between the board of directors and division members.
  4. Increase membership and attendance at VISION and NPS.
  5. Move ACTE’s standing by expanding strategic partnerships.

Thank you for your time and support.


Annika Russell-MankeAnnika Russell-Manke

Region: V
Division: Business Education
Occupation:  Accounting/Business Management Instructor
Letters of Support

Employment History:
Instructor, Mitchell Technical Institute, 2010–present
Business Teacher, Mitchell School District, 2005–10
Business Teacher, Wessington Springs High School, 2005–08
Business Teacher, Sanborn Central High School, 1996–2005

Education:
M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002
B.A., Dakota Wesleyan University, 1996

National ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: CTE Support Fund Committee, 2011–12
Task Force Member: Quality Associations Awards Task Force, 2009–11
Task Force Member: Young Professionals Task Force, 2013
Task Force Co-Chair: CTE Awareness Task Force, 2015–16
VISION Presenter: 2012
Educators in Action: 2014–present
Educators in Action Blogger: 2014
NPS Attendee: 2009–13
VISION Attendee: 2005–07, 2009–present
Participant in the ACTE Strategic planning session: 2011

Regional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Nominating Committee, 2012–present
Committee Chair: Nominating Committee, 2014–present
Committee Co-Chair: Region V Conference Planning Committee: 2011, 2017
Award Winner: Postsecondary Teacher of the Year, 2014
Region Conference Presenter: 2010–11
Region Conference Attendee: 2010–11, 2013–present

Divisional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Policy Committee, 2013–present
Committee Chair: Professional Development Committee, 2013–present

State ACTE Involvement:
South Dakota ACTE Board of Directors: Postsecondary Representative, 2012–present
SDACTE Board of Directors: President, 2010–11
SDACTE Board of Directors: President-elect, 2009–10
SDACTE Board of Directors: Business/Marketing/IT Division President, 2007–09
Washington ACTE Conference Presenter: 2012

Other CTE Involvement:
Participant on committee to write Personal Finance Standards: 2006
Participant in South Dakota Department of Education Curriculum/Standards Revision for Business Management and Finance Clusters: 2006–07, 2016–17

Application Summary:
I have spent 22 years teaching in the CTE fields of accounting and business and currently I am an accounting/business management instructor at Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, South Dakota.  I started my career at the secondary level and have now been at the postsecondary level for the past 10 years. My involvement in ACTE started at the state level and immediately I saw the value and wanted to get involved on the national level. I have been on several task forces, helped with the CTE Support Fund and served on the Business Education Division Policy Committee. I’m running for the Business Education Division vice president because I want to promote the value of ACTE along with the value of CTE for students.

Platform Statement:
As the Business Education Division vice president, I would like to continue the cooperation we are developing with other business organizations, and to work to build a stronger business-education community. This will allow us to have a stronger voice and support our content area. I also want to continue to grow our division and offer more professional development opportunities for our members throughout the year. Whether it be a webinar or an online book study, these would be opportunities for our members to grow professionally. This would add more value to our division members and hopefully encourage them to become more involved within the division and ACTE.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division Vice President

Tracey EathertonTracey Eatherton

Region: III
Division:  FACS
Occupation:  Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
Letters of Support

Employment History:
Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Ste. Genevieve High School, 1995–present
Adjunct Instructor, Mineral Area College, 2014–present
National Master Educator, University of Arizona/Take Charge Today, 2007–14
Adjunct Instructor, Southeast Missouri State University, 2010–14
Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Advance Jr/Sr High School, 1990–95

Education:
Ed.S., Educational Leadership, Southeast Missouri State University
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Missouri Baptist University
M.A., Vocational Home Economics Education, Southeast Missouri State University
M.A., Secondary Administration, Missouri Baptist University
B.S., Vocational Home Economics Education, Southeast Missouri State University

National ACTE Involvement:
Award Winner: Region III Outstanding Teacher in Community Service, 2005
VISION Presenter: 2010–11, 2013, 2014, 2015–16
Educators in Action Techniques Writer: 2014–18
VISION Attendee: 1997–98, 2006–18

Other National ACTE Involvement:
Appointed to represent ACTE on the National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 2017–present

Regional ACTE Involvement:
Award Winner: Region III Outstanding Teacher in Community Service, 2005

Divisional ACTE Involvement:
Award Winner: NATFACS PRIDE Award, 2006

Other Divisional ACTE Involvement:
NATFACS Board of Directors: President-elect: 2017–present
NATFACS Committee Member and Chair: 2007–present

State ACTE Involvement:
Missouri ACTE Committee Member: Awards Committee, 2009–10
Missouri ACTE Board of Directors: Member, 2015–present
Missouri ACTE Award Winner: Teacher of the Year, 2009

Other CTE Involvement:
Missouri Educators of Family and Consumer Sciences Board of Directors: Treasurer, 1997–99
Missouri Educators of Family and Consumer Sciences Board of Directors: President, 2017–18
Missouri Educators of Family and Consumer Sciences Committee Member: 2002–16
Missouri Educators of Family and Consumer Sciences Award Winner: Teacher of the Year, 2009
Missouri Educators of Family and Consumer Sciences Award Winner: PRIDE Award, 2006
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America National Board of Directors: Chair, 2006–07

Application Summary:
As a young member of ACTE, I was fortunate enough to learn from strong mentors the importance of professional involvement. I have been a member for nearly 30 years and have served as committee members and committee chairs for NATFACS, and most recently, president-elect. I also have served at our state level as division president and on numerous committees there. Several years ago I began presenting at ACTE’s CareerTech VISION regularly as well as writing articles for Techniques magazine.

Our younger members need the same leader/mentor experiences that have helped me to grow. It is essential that we nurture and encourage other members to become involved. I would like to run for vice president of ACTE’s Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division in order to represent our professional membership in a positive manner, and to help encourage younger members to become more involved with ACTE and in the leadership opportunities available to them.

Platform Statement:
As vice president for the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division, I would like to serve our members as well as the organization. I want our membership to feel valued, and I want to help them solve problems they face in their classrooms on a daily basis. It is also essential to grow and encourage younger members to become involved in leadership positions. We are doing great things and our teachers need support to continue; if we do not consistently generate new leaders we will not be in a position to maintain these contributions.

As important as the FCS division is, we are also a part of a bigger pie. As the FCS VP, we need a representative who will be a professional, positive voice for our division and work together with the other ACTE leaders to improve member services, promote career and technical education, solve problems, and make ACTE even better for the future.


Carol WerhanCarol R. Werhan

Region: III
Division: FACS
Occupation: Assistant Clinical Professor/FCS Teacher Educator
Letters of Support

Employment History:
FCS Teacher Educator, Purdue University, 2015–present
FCS Teacher Educator, Pittsburg State University, 2010–15
Director of International and Field Experience, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2006–10
FCS Teacher Educator, University of Akron, 1999–2005
FCS Curriculum Specialist, Indiana State University, 1997–99

Education:
Ph.D., Secondary Education, University of Akron
M.S., Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Indiana State University
B.S., Home Economics Education, Oklahoma State University

National ACTE Involvement:
ACTE National Award Finalist: Postsecondary Teacher of the Year, 2017
VISION Presenter: 1998, 2003–09, 2018
NPS Attendee: 2004
VISION Attendee: 1998, 2000–09, 2011–17

Regional ACTE Involvement:
Award Winner: Region V Postsecondary Teacher of the Year, 2016

Divisional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Policy Committee, 2015–16
Division VISION Proposal Reviewer, 2017
NATEFACS Board of Directors: President, 2015–19
Award Winner: Family and Consumer Sciences Division Fellowship, 2003
Award Winner: Outstanding Contribution Award, 2009

Other Divisional ACTE Involvement:
Editor/reviewer for revision of National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences: 2016–17
Currently leading revision of the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education: 2017–present
Volunteer in FCS Hospitality Room at ACTE’s CareerTech VISION: 2016–17

State ACTE Involvement:
Indiana ACTE: Member/FCS Board University Representative, 1997–99, 2015–present
Kansas ACTE: Member/FCS Board University Representative, 2011–15
Minnesota ACTE: Member, 2005-2011
Ohio ACTE: Member, 1999–2005
Oklahoma ACTE: Member, 1995–97
OATFACS Board Member:
Ohio Career-Tech Network
State Conference Attendee: 1995–2005, 2011–16

Other CTE Involvement:
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Board of Directors: 2015–18
Kansas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Board of Directors: President, 2012–15
Indiana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Board of Directors:
Ohio Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Board of Directors:
Say Yes to FCS Teacher Recruitment Initiative: Core Leader, 2015–present
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Coalition: President, 2003–09
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association: Member, 2000–present
Family and Consumer Sciences Alliance: Member, 2016–present
KAFCS United Associations Conference Presenter/Attendee: 2011–15
KAFCS United Associations Conference: Chair, 2014–15

Application Summary:
From my first year of teaching family and consumer sciences to high school students in Oklahoma: I have been a member of the ACTE organization for 23 years. As a teacher educator in Ohio, Minnesota, Kansas & Indiana I have engaged with secondary teachers, university students, other FCS professionals and state CTE administrators to provide meaningful programs and advance the profession. My national research and advocacy have focused on quality FCS education programs, secondary FCS program data collection as well as teacher recruitment. I understand the unique perspectives of all three sections of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division and as the vice president, I will continue to promote family and consumer sciences and its essential role in the career and technical education community.

Platform Statement:
As vice president of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division, I hope to continue the good work of the past division leaders by building on the initiatives they started. As a national researcher of secondary FCS programs, I recognize that we are at an important crossroads for our profession, which will impact classrooms, teachers, teacher preparation programs and ACTE membership. I would like to be the catalyst that engages the entire division in a national understanding of advocacy, professionalism and high-quality instruction.

As a member of the ACTE board of directors, I would want to represent the diverse membership of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division and give it voice as one of the largest divisions of ACTE. I would like to advocate for all CTE at the national level through active participation on committees and working groups. I would appreciate this opportunity to engage with my ACTE colleagues to advance our professions and the organization that represents us all.

New and Related Services Division Vice President

Rachael MannRachael Mann

Region: V
Division:  NRS
Occupation: Director of Professional Development
Letters of Support

Employment History:
Director of Professional Learning, West-MEC, 2017–present
Founder and Managing Director, #TeachlikeTED LLC, 2016–present
Network to Transform Teaching State Director, Northern Arizona University AZK12 Center, 2016–17
EdRising State Director, Arizona Department of Education, 2013–16
CTE Teacher, Pima JTED and Tucson Unified School District, 2009–13

Education:
B.S., Liberty University
M.Ed., Northern Arizona University

National ACTE Involvement:
National Leadership Fellowship Program: Fellow, 2016
VISION Presenter: 2016–18
Educator in Action: 2016–present
Educators in Action Blogger: June 2016
Educators in Action Techniques Writer: May 2017, April 2018, October 2018
CTE Support Fund Supporter: 2017–18
NPS Attendee: 2016, 2017
VISION Attendee: 2013, 2016–17

Other National ACTE Involvement:
Virtual CTE Discussion Leader
ACTE and NCLA’s Best Practices & Innovations Conference Attendee/Presenter: 2013–17
NCLA Board Member
STEM is CTE Symposium Presenter: 2017

Regional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Policy Committee, 2017–present
Committee Member: New Members Committee, 2016
Committee Member: Social Media Committee, 2016
Region Conference Presenter: 2016, 2018
Region Conference Attendee: 2016, 2018

Other Regional Involvement:
Promote what’s happening in Region V via Twitter (@RachaelEdu @AZCTELeads @NCLAChat)
Oversee Region V Mini-Grants

State ACTE Involvement:
ACTEAZ Executive Board: Secretary, 2017–present:
ACTEAZ Board of Directors: FACS Ed Division Representative, 2013–16

Other State Involvement:
Served on the Arizona FACS Ed Board as President-elect, President, Past President
Received the Arizona FACS Ed Teacher of the Year Award in 2012
Attended the ACTEAZ Summer Conference every year since 2012
Presented at every summer conference since 2013
Attended all ACTEAZ Fall and Midwinter Conferences 2013-present
Completed the ACTEAZ Fellowship Program

Other CTE Involvement:
International Society for Technology Educators (ISTE) Member and Conference Presenter: 2016–present
AzTEA Member, Conference Presenter, and Attendee
Other: I was the DECA chapter president in high school and was enrolled in the cooperative work program which gave me the opportunity to use the skills learned through my marketing courses at a local bank.
Google Certified Educator, EdTechTeam presenter, and EdTechTeam Press author.
I am currently working with the information technology education department at West-MEC in Phoenix, Arizona, to create a districtwide technology plan and training plan. We have increased our PD offerings for the 2018-19 school year to include webinars, screencasts, and online PD courses.
I attend the Verde Xchange each year as an education spokesperson and to learn about new trends in the workplace. I have organized events such as Educators Day in the Workplace and Lesson2Life to ensure that teachers are abreast of the latest career opportunities and workplace needs. I recently updated our district’s industry update/externship program to ensure that the program itself reflects the technology advances of industries/
Opportunities such as the SmartBrief’s STEM Symposium and CTE conferences provide opportunities to make connections between Careerteched and STEM while examining the forecasted changes in the workforce.
I recently co-authored a book, The Martians in Your Classroom, which addresses the forecasted changes in the workplace and our responsibilities as educators to prepare students for new and related career paths. The book makes many references to career and technical education and the urgent need for CTE and STEM as a component of all academic areas, thus blurring the lines between content areas (integration of academics and career and technical education).
I have been involved with multiple curriculum writing projects, including the Arizona CTE Curriculum Consortium. I make appointments with my legislators and senators to speak about CTE and advocate for education as a whole. I create professional development programming for West-MEC Central Campus teachers and staff, as well as the 11 districts that we serve.
I am developing a district-wide Culture of Safety initiative that will serve as a model for other school districts. In my earlier years as a teacher, I worked with alcohol and other drug use and community coalitions to promote and provide safe environments for our students. I served as the Arizona Educators Rising State Director and currently train the state officers in public speaking and chapter visits each summer.

Application Summary:
CTE has had a profound impact on my life and has shaped the course of my career. When I enrolled in my first high school marketing class, I had no idea that decision would lead to becoming DECA president at my school and later, a CTE teacher. I value greatly the opportunities that I have had to continue serving in CTE by providing support to leaders, teachers, and students. I believe that career and technical education is transforming our schools and our economy. I support the work that is happening in ACTE and would be honored to serve as the New and Related Services vice president, where my goal will be more than fulfilling the duties of the position. It will be to be an advocate for the work that is happening in our schools, for our leaders, our teachers, and ultimately, for our students.

Platform Statement:
Career and technical education has played an integral role in my life: first as a DECA student, then serving as a CTE teacher, FCCLA advisor, and EdRising state director. I currently have the privilege of providing professional learning opportunities to CTE teachers as the West-MEC director of professional development and would like to build on this work by serving educators at the national level. According to the Institute for the Future (IFF), 85 percent of jobs that will exist in 2030 have not yet been invented. That is only 12 years away! The New and Related Services Division will continue to grow and hold a unique challenge of keeping up with the emerging areas that we will see over the next decade. As vice president of the New and Related Services Division, I will stay abreast of forecasted changes in business and industry as well as upcoming areas. We need to prepare the next generation of workers to forge partnerships with business and industry experts. We must ensure that we are equipping students with the skill sets they need. When we get better as educators, our students get better. In order to prepare them for the future, we must be prepared for the future. It is an honor to be considered for this position.


Claire Zevnik

Claire Zevnik

Region: IV
Division: NRS
Occupation: Instructional Development Specialist
Letters of Support

Employment History:
Instructional Development Specialist, ODCTE, 1991–present
Public Information Tech, ODCTE, 1979–91

Education:
M.S., Oklahoma State University
B.S., Oklahoma State University

National ACTE Involvement:
Executive Committee Member: NRS Vice President, 2010–13
Committee Member: Communications Committee, 2004–06
Task Force Member: I was part of a task force several years ago but don’t remember the title.
VISION Presenter: 2004–06, 2008, 2012, 2014–15
Educator in Action: 2017–present
CTE Support Fund Supporter: 2004, 2010–15
NPS Attendee: 2004, 2010–15
VISION Attendee: 2004–06, 2008, 2012, 2014–15

Regional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Bylaws Committee, 2003–05
Region Conference Attendee: 2004, 2014

Divisional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Policy Committee, 2004–17

State ACTE Involvement:
State NRS Advisor: 2016–present
Oklahoma ACTE Board of Directors: NRS President, 2004, 2008–10, 2014–16
OkACTE Board of Directors: NRS Vice President, 2002
OkACTE Board of Directors: NRS Secretary, 2000–02
OkACTE Board of Directors: NRS Reporter, 1999

Other CTE Involvement:
Association for Instructional Materials Board of Directors: President, 2014
Association for Instructional Materials Board of Directors: Vice President, 2010–14, 2015¬–16
Association for Instructional Materials Board of Directors: Secretary/Treasurer, 2016–present

Application Summary:
I currently serve as the NRS advisor in Oklahoma and have been an active supporter of NRS and CTE for more than 30 years. I have served as an officer for NRS on both the state and national levels. I am committed to CTE and the philosophies for which we stand. I am running for the position of New and Related Services Division vice president because I believe very strongly in NRS, specifically, and CTE in general. I plan to retire in about a year and want to stay involved in both CTE and NRS. I will have even more time to dedicate to the position upon retirement. We are a diverse group but come together to support CTE and education — I love it. CTE can be the answer for so many individuals and we need to spread that information to everyone in this country. I want to help spread the word and get even more people involved in CTE.

Platform Statement:
As a division vice president, I want to spread the word about the benefits of CTE, in general, and ACTE specifically. I want to involve more members in the organization and in leadership roles. I want to engage NRS members to get them involved and to light the passion for CTE. What we do as members of the CTE community is important in the education and training of future generations. I want to find ways to introduce CTE opportunities to younger populations so they get involved in CTE classes and activities as soon as they become available to them. Introducing CTE options earlier and making them attractive to students will make the decision to choose CTE easier. I feel we still have a lot of work to do in educating parents (and some students), legislators and the public that we are not the old “vocational education” of yesterday. We are the future for many students, young and older, and need to make everyone aware of the benefits of CTE. I want to be a part of sharing that message and getting more people involved and aware of CTE!

Region I Vice President-Elect

Donald JarvisDonald Jarvis

Region: I
Division: Administration
Occupation: Principal/Director
Letters of Support

Employment History:
Principal/Director, Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative, 1994–present
Executive Director, Massachusetts Vocational Association, 2014–present
Vocational Education Coordinator for Licensure, Westfield State University, 2010–present

Education:
B.S., Occupational Education, Westfield State University
M.Ed., Education Administration, Westfield State University
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, Educational Administration, University of Massachusetts

National ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Bylaws Committee, 2016-18
VISION Presenter: 2015–17
CTE Support Fund Supporter: 2010–17
NPS Attendee: 2014–15
VISION Attendee: 2005–08, 2013–17
Attended executive director and other leadership meetings

Regional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Bylaws Committee 2015–present
Region Conference Presenter: 2018
Region Conference Attendee: 2014–18

State ACTE Involvement:
Massachusetts Vocational Association: Executive Director, 2014–present
Massachusetts Vocational Association Executive Board: Officer, 2004–08
Committee Chair: Conference Registration Committee, 2004–08
Committee Co-Chair: Conference Planning Committee, 2014–present
Other: I have provided many supports at the local, chapter, state, region and national levels of ACTE.

Other CTE Involvement:
Committee Member: CTE Frameworks Committee, 2006–08, 2014–16
Committee Member: CTE Licensure Committee, 2006, 2014
Student Organization Judge at district, state and national competitions for SkillsUSA, BPA, FFA, DECA

Application Summary:
I have been in career and technical education (CTE) my entire life — well, since my freshman year of high school. I have been a CTE educator since 1994 and an administrator since 2006. I have been a member of our state and national CTE organizations, the Massachusetts Vocational Association and ACTE, since 2004. I have been on many committees at the local, state and national levels over the past 24 years. For the past 12 years I have been the principal/director at Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative. I have been the executive director of the Massachusetts Vocational Association since 2014. If elected vice president-elect of ACTE Region I, I would look forward to networking with the many states in our region and working closely with the ACTE to provide leadership and direction to Region I.

Platform Statement:
If I am elected to be Region I vice president-elect I would like to develop a strong relationship with all states within Region I. I would also like to strengthen our relationship with ACTE leaders. A list of accomplishments would be to increase enrollment, better communication with all leaders and support the states and Region I 1 leadership. I understand the challenges of this role and hope to be a liaison between Region I states and ACTE leadership.


Carrie Scheiderer

Carrie Scheiderer

Region: I
Division: Administration
Occupation: Chief Administrator
Letters of Support

Employment History:
Tech Prep Chief Administrator/Consultant, Central Ohio Technical College, 2011–present
Director of Admissions, Delta Career Education Corporation, 2006–11
Admissions Assistant Supervisor, Bradford School, 2004–06
News Reporter, WNKO/WHTH Radio, 2004

Education:
B.A., Ashland University

National ACTE Involvement:
National Leadership Fellowship Program: Fellow, 2017
National Leadership Fellowship Program: Mentor, 2018
VISION Presenter: 2017
Educator in Action: 2017–18
Educator in Action Blogger: 2017–18
NPS Attendee: 2017
VISION Attendee: 2011–present

Regional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Policy Committee, 2017–present
Committee Member: 2017–18
Committee Chair: Region I Conference Planning Committee, 2017–18
Region Conference Presenter: 2017
Region Conference Attendee: 2016–18

State ACTE Involvement:
Ohio ACTE Byrl R. Shoemaker CTE Institute: Graduate, 2016

Other CTE Involvement:
Ohio Career-Technical Administrators Executive Board: Member, 2015–present
National Career Pathway Network Leadership Development Academy: Committee Member, 2017–18
NCPN Leadership Development Academy: Graduate, 2015
NACTEI: Member

Application Summary:
Carrie Scheiderer is the chief administrator for the Central Ohio Tech Prep Regional Center. She has served in her role since 2011 and has 14 years of experience working in secondary and postsecondary education. In 2018 This year she served on the ACTE Region I Policy Committee and also as the ACTE Region I Conference Chair. Carrie also serves on Ohio’s Career-Technical Administrators Executive Board. Her involvement in Region I has been very rewarding and is one of the reasons why she is running for vice president of ACTE’s Region I. She is excited for the opportunity to be able to lead Region I forward and grow its membership and member involvement.

Platform Statement:
I would like to get more members involved from the states that are currently involved in Region I and also grow new membership in the states that are not currently involved. With our current members, I would like to get them more involved in committees and leadership roles. Many career and technical education professionals are involved in their state organizations, but they need to know and see the value in also being involved in a regional organization. There are so many things to learn outside of your state and from others within the region. My main goals are to grow the region, grow the membership within underrepresented states and to get members more involved in Region I activities, committees and leadership roles.

Region IV Vice President-Elect

Rex Buckhaults

Rex M. Buckhaults

Region: IV
Division: Administration
Occupation: Career-Technical Director
Letters of Support

Employment History:
Career-Technical Director, Wayne County Career & Technical Educational Center, 2015–present
Career-Technical Director, Perry County Vocational Technical Center, 1993–2015
Vocational Agriculture Teacher, Forrest County Agriculture High School, 1989–93
Supervisor, Buckhaults Sawmill & Pallets, 1984–89
Vocational Agriculture Teacher, Jones County Schools, 1979–84

Education:
Ed.S., Agricultural and Extension Education, Mississippi State University
B.S., Agricultural and Extension Education, Mississippi State University
M.S., Agricultural and Extension Education, Mississippi State University
A.A., School Administration, William Carey University
A.A., Jones County Junior College

National ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Audit Committee, 2016–19
CTE Support Fund Supporter: 2012–18
NPS Attendee: 2013–18
VISION Attendee: 2012–17
Delegate: Mississippi State Representative at VISION, 2012–17

Regional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Region IV Policy Committee, 2013–16
Committee Member: Audit Committee, 2012–15
Committee Member: Support Fund Committee Liaison, 2013–16
Committee Member: Support Fund Committee, 2016–19
Committee Chair: Audit Committee, 2014
Region Conference Attendee: 2011–17

State ACTE Involvement:
Mississippi ACTE Board of Directors: President, 2012–13, 2017–18
MS ACTE Board of Directors: 1st Vice President, 2011–12, 2016–17
MS ACTE Board of Directors: 2nd Vice President, 2010–11, 2015–16
Committee Chair: Legislative Committee, 2017–18
Committee Chair: Membership Committee, 2016–17
Committee Member: Region IV Conference Planning Committee, 2017
Committee Member: Region IV Conference Planning Committee, 2011
Mississippi Association of Secondary Career and Technical Administrators Award Winner: Administrator of the Year, 2011, 2018
Mississippi Association of Secondary Vocational Administrators Board of Directors: Vice President, 2008–09
Mississippi ACTE Affiliate, Mississippi Association of Secondary Career-Technical Administrators Board of Directors: President, 2010–11
Mississippi Association of School Administrators: Board Member, 2010–present
Serving on Advisory Committee for the Mississippi Department of Educations’ Office of Career-Technical Education: 2012–present

Other CTE Involvement:
Pinebelt Career-Technical Administrators: Member, 2017–18
Mississippi Southern District CTE Secondary/Postsecondary Consortium: Member, 2012–present
Perry County School District: CTE Advisory Committee, 2015–present
Mississippi Department of Education: Principal Advisory Committee, 2016–17
MS State Department of Vocational and Technical Education: Selection Committee for Extended Contracts, 1999

I serve as a mentor for new CTE directors and instructors.

Application Summary:
I began my vocational technical career as an agriculture teacher in 1974 and taught ag for 14 years. I have served as a CTE administrator for 25 years and currently serve as the president of MS ACTE. As you can see I am dedicated to CTE and committed to serve.
Always remember, it’s a sorry dog that won’t bark in its own yard!

Platform Statement:
I have been inspired by past Region IV leaders and would like to continue the success that Region IV members have accomplished on the regional and national levels. I would also like to see that success continue to grow. I would like to work with state leaders on membership growth and to encourage them to submit more applicants for Region IV awards. I would like to work toward all Region IV states becoming unified. I have worked hard on being a voice for career and technical education and will continue to stress the importance of career and technical education in today’s world.
Always remember, it’s a sorry dog that won’t bark in its own yard!


Ross White

Ross White

Region: IV
Division: Administration
Occupation: Career and Technical Education Director
Letters of Support

Employment History:
Career and Technical Education Director, Siloam Springs School District, 2017–present
Career Education and Marketing Faculty, Alma School District, 2008–17

Education:
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Arkansas Tech University
B.S., Business Education, Arkansas Tech University

National ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Nominating Committee, 2016
National Leadership Fellowship Program: Fellow, 2014
Educator in Action: 2014–present
Educators in Action Blogger: 2014
CTE Support Fund Supporter: 2012–present
NPS Attendee: 2014–18
VISION Attendee: 2012–18
Public Policy Advocate: 2014–18
Middle School Advisory Group: 2017–present

Regional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Region IV Policy Committee, 2016–18
Committee Member: Bylaws Committee, 2014–16
Committee Member: Resolutions Committee, 2014–16
Committee Member: Nominating Committee, 2014–16
Region Conference Presenter: 2013
Region Conference Attendee: 2012–18

State ACTE Involvement:
Arkansas ACTE Board of Directors: Past President, 2017–18
AR ACTE Board of Directors: President, 2016
AR ACTE Board of Directors: President-elect, 2015
AR ACTE Board of Directors: Member, 2012–15
Committee Chair: Nominating Committee
Committee Chair: Resolutions Committee

Other CTE Involvement:
DECA Advisor
Arkansas DECA Board of Directors: June 2008–17
Application Summary:
For the past 10 years I have served as a career and technical educator in the classroom and administration, currently serving as CTE director for the Siloam Springs School District in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. I have been active in ACTE at the divisional, local, regional and national levels — serving as the Arkansas ACTE president, ACTE Region IV Policy Committee member, ACTE national fellow, and on many other committees locally, regionally and nationally. The past 10 years have molded me into the educational leader I am today. Within my professional growth the next step is to lead fellow career and technical educators on a national level. This platform will provide the opportunity for growth professionally and allow the connections with business and industry to extend beyond the borders of my state and region. Career and technical education allows industry and education to partner and create a sustainable workforce for economic growth like no other education entity.

Platform Statement:
Students, innovation and perceptions are my goals as a candidate for Region IV vice president-elect. As a CTE educator I see the great value and success of CTE programs daily. I want students, parents, educators, administrators, businesses and legislators to see that great value and speak the CTE word.

  1. Students: What do they need? What are we preparing them for? As Region IV VP I want to work within my region to assist in determining the needs of students so our professional organization can provide resources, support, training and legislative action to provide for our students.
  2. Innovation: What is CTE doing in the ever-changing world? As Region IV VP I want to partner with members and industry leaders to ensure our programs and curriculum align with the industry and allow our students to have innovative learning opportunities.
  3. Perceptions: What is CTE? At least once a week someone looks at my name badge and asks, “What is CTE?” Once I explain most relate to vocational. As the Region IV VP I want to continue to work to change the perception of CTE, assisting members to work on this perception at the local, state, regional and national levels.