Meet Charlotte Gray
Holt High School
600 Campus Dr.
Wentzville, MO 63385
Phone: 636-327-3876 x26287
High School FACS Education: Wentzville Holt High School (1995–present),
Eldorado Springs High School (1994–1995), Pattonville High School (1987–1990);
Middle School FACS Education: Wentzville Middle School (1992–1994), Francis
Howell School District (1991–1992)
University (MS Ed); University of Missouri-Columbia
ACTE Division: FACS Division Nominating Committee Member
ACTE National—Other Activities: NATFACS President (2008–2009); NATFACS
Secretary (2001–2003); various NATFACS committees (1988–present)
Missouri Educators of FACS Board Member
(1992–2010); Missouri Association Career and Technical Education Committee
Member; Career and Tech Lead Teacher, Wentzville School District
Becoming a leader does not happen overnight, and my
involvement in ACTE has made me a stronger teacher. I was very fortunate to
have great mentors who showed me the path to becoming a successful leader.
Beginning teachers need the same passionate leaders who will encourage them to
build their professional skills to be successful in and out the classroom. As I
recall my years in the teaching profession, I am still looking for new ways to
both improve myself and help our future leaders!
A teaching career has a beginning, middle and an end. Professional development
needs for each stage of teaching are different and usually forgotten when
planning activities. Veteran teachers have a wealth of knowledge and are always
looking for new teaching techniques, unlike the beginning teacher who is
looking for someone who they can call upon for all their teaching needs. If
elected, my focus would be to provide support to the current members as they
develop strategies to implement current techniques, while building the
leadership skills of beginning teachers—the future of ACTE and CTE.