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I began my presentation with why it is important to be a leader in your
school, your community of peers, your students and your professional
organization on a state, regional and national level.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/24/2013 11:24:55 AM
I had the opportunity to speak at a workshop for CTE instructors on July
17. I was asked to briefly talk on the benefits of membership in ACTE
and the leadership opportunity with the Fellowship Program. Patrick
Biggerstaff, 2012 Region III Fellow, asked me to share with the
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 12:40:53 AM
A couple of years ago, our department of education began to fervently
push ahead for Career Pathways. At the time, my program, Advanced Life
Science: Animals and Veterinary Assisting, fell under the general
heading of health careers. With the pathway they proposed, my program
would only be offered as a one-year program for seniors. This was very
disturbing to me since I had built my program as a two-year program. To
be under the heading of health careers would essentially cut my
enrollment in half, do away with my dual credit with Purdue University
and prevent any certification for lack of contact hours in the field.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/17/2013 4:39:32 PM
I just came from a meeting with my state senator, Greg Taylor, about CTE
and ways that he and our senate can support us. It was a very good
meeting indeed. Sen. Taylor is very supportive of education and realizes
the value of career and technical education, but was not very
knowledgeable of the process and the student body we serve today.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/17/2013 4:31:46 PM
It was my absolute pleasure to interview him. Dave has been a long-time
member of ACTE, as well as a high school principal and CTE director in
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:13:46 PM
Four years ago, out of curiosity and the need to broaden my horizons, I asked my administrator if I could attend the National Policy Seminar
in Washington DC with ACTE. My assistant administrator, Brian Funk,
had attended the previous year and filled me in on the experiences and
duties of a participant. It sounded like fun to me and gave me a chance
to see my nation’s capital for the first time.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:14:04 PM
I was very fortunate to accompany two very seasoned NPS attendees from
Maine, Chris Downing, director at Waldo County Technical Center, and
Dave Keaton, director at Region II School of Applied Technology. They
had established appointments with all four of our state senators in the
House and Senate.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:14:19 PM