Past Fellow Mentor Interview – Gina Riggs

Gina Riggs grew up in New Orleans, LA.  At age 19, while working as a Hertz Rental Car agent, Gina was asked by a friend, who was a firefighter & Emergency Medical Technician, to apply for a job opportunity at the local ambulance service.  During the interview, Gina was asked if she had any he...

Mentor Interview

I have the distinction of being assigned a mentor that has developed a real understanding of leadership in career and technical education- Miss Carrie Scheiderer. Carrie’s career path is really inspirational and presents opportunities for me to further develop my professional career as a CTE leade...

Dawn Lindsley, Assistant CTE Director at the Nebraska State Department of Education

I recently had the opportunity to video call with Dawn Lindsley, Assistant CTE Director for the Nebraska State Department of Education. She has been a teacher, administrator and accreditation coordinator in Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. This lady has been a part of many aspects of CTE in her career...

Past Fellow Mentor Interview: Mr. Patrick Biggerstaff

Thoughts rushed through my head as I processed with both concern and joy as to what Patrick was explaining to me over the phone from his school office in Indiana.  I was typing away on my black Dell Latitude Laptop, in what could be described as a former coat rack closet that was now converted to a...

The Good First Impression

Mr. Tommy Hamilton practices what he preaches.  In a telephone interview, I was able to understand and connect with his passion for his program and his students as well as his industry.  As a 15 year teacher and almost 25 years in the military, he has had many opportunities to make that good first...

Becoming a Fellow….What in the world am I doing?

When I started the journey to become an ACTE Fellow, I knew little about what it would entail.  I was excited to begin but then this feeling came over me and I was scared.  I honestly didn’t know if I was professionally ready to take on such a huge challenge that could possibly affect CTE progra...

5 Things to Know About Kimberly Mitchell, Past Region II ACTE Fellow

 Talladega isn’t just the home of a NASCAR track, part of the title of a Will Ferrell movie, or the subject of an Eric Church song.  It’s the home of Kimberly Mitchell, Family and Consumer Science teacher extraordinaire.  Kim is a high school FCS teacher by day at the Talladega City Career an...

Motivating and On-the-Move

It’s always stunning to me how much we can learn from listening to another’s experiences; how much we have in common, how our goals run in tandem, if not right with, those of another. Talking with my ACTE Past Fellow Mentor was this kind of experience - affirming, motivating and communal. Kandy ...

Interview with Fellowship Mentor, Paula Boughton

Paula Boughton is the Supervisor of Career and Technical Education for Monroe-2-Orleans BOCES in Spencerport, New York.  Paula completed the ACTE Fellowship program during the 2017-2018 school year and is now serving as a Fellowship mentor for the 2019-2020 school year. I am fortunate to be able...

Cooperative Groups CTE Classroom

Few things are more rewarding as an educator than seeing my students take full ownership in their learning.  However, as a Health Science CTE instructor, my Project Lead The Way Biomedical Innovation students continue to amaze me daily.  Initially, it was overwhelming having a Biomedical Innovatio...