Call With My Mentor

As a previous alternative CTE High School Principal in Denver Public Schools, I yearned for guidance, advice and support in my first year as a young leader. Sadly, I was heartbroken to learn (quickly) that mentorship was not easy to come by. Maybe even nonexistent in some respect. As a young profes...

Fellow Neighbors

As a child, when asked what you want to be when you grow up, you may have said any number of random occupations. From teacher, to doctor, to fireman, to chef, to superhero, etc. For me, the answer was always a teacher. Being a daughter of two teachers, teaching is the only thing I ever considered do...

Ernie Gomez will go down in history as the best mentor for 2018 ACTE Fellows Program

Ernie is currently from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ernie was a 2017 ACTE Fellow and is currently serving as the 2017-18 President for Oklahoma Career Tech Post-Secondary Adult and Continuing Education Division (PACE). Ernie was born and raised in the Southwest part of Oklahoma known to some as the ...

Elementary and Middle School Career Development

It is very important to start career exploration at an early age for students to start thinking about career development.  The conversations need to happen to get students career ready so that they are able to attain educational achievements and performance levels needed to reach personal and caree...

A Career & Technical Education Journey Through Leadership – Mentors

There is much value to having and being a mentor.  Mark Zuckerberg had Steve Jobs, Jobs had Bill Campbell, the infamous late “Coach” of Silicon Valley (Rashid. 2017).  We learn from mentors and our mentees, becoming better versions of ourselves, molded by the views and experiences of those we...

Interview with my Mentor

The best way to improve yourself, others, and your community is to “get involved.” Nicole Lord begins her day by focusing on the positive and creating clear goals to support those around her. In getting to know Nicole Lord, my mentor from Flushing, Michigan, our conversations around career and ...