LeAnn Wilson Named ACTE Executive Director
March 21, 2013
ACTE is pleased to announce that LeAnn Wilson has been named the Executive Director for the association. Mrs. Wilson will lead ACTE in striving for the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Mrs. Wilson served as Interim Executive Director for two months until her election to the Executive Director position by the Board of Directors.
Prior to serving as ACTE's interim and current Executive Director, LeAnn has been with ACTE since 2005 serving as the Chief Financial and Operations Officer. In this role, she was responsible for all financial and operational aspects of ACTE. Throughout her time with ACTE, LeAnn has been immersed in ACTE's core purpose and the CTE community ACTE represents.
LeAnn has served in a variety of financial positions during her 26 year financial career with the past 16 years in non-profit association environments. From 1996 to 2005, she advanced her career in Finance, ultimately serving as the Vice President of Finance and Administration for the Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA). LeAnn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland, College Park.
"We're so excited to have LeAnn on board as the Executive Director of the association. Throughout the search process, LeAnn stood out as someone with integrity, with passion for CTE and the association and a clear vision for leading the association to continued success. Having worked with ACTE a number of years, her knowledge of the organization and staff will be a great asset. The Board of Directors has full confidence that LeAnn Wilson will provide exemplary leadership in this new role," said Karen Mason, ACTE President of the Board of Directors.
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CTE Policy Watch Blog
Administration’s Budget Proposal Restores Sequester Cut to CTE Funding but Still Falls Short of Need
Earlier today, the Obama Administration released its budget proposal
for FY 2014. This document, normally released in February but delayed
due to the other fiscal issues in play this spring, outlines the
Administration's spending priorities for the coming year.
Duncan Talks 2014 Budget on Capitol Hill
Following the release of President Obama’s Fiscal Year
(FY) 2014 budget request on Wednesday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
appeared before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education
Appropriations Subcommittee to defend the Administration’s plan for funding
education in the coming fiscal year.
In the budget proposal, the Administration suggests
funding Perkins at 1.1 billion, equal to FY 2012 levels, before sequestration.
Additionally, the budget proposes a $10 million increase for the National
Programs line item which is designated for a new dual enrollment program
focused on career preparation.
Despite requests for an overall increase in education
funding, the Administration's budget does not prioritize additional investments
to meet the growing needs in CTE. During the hearing on Thursday, both
Republican and Democratic members of the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations
subcommittee expressed apprehensions about the Administration’s strong focus on
increasing funding for competitive grant programs. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT),
ranking-member of the subcommittee, talked about her concern for formula-funded
education programs, like Perkins, which largely did not receive increases in
funding. “The emphasis on competitive funding I find troubling,” said DeLauro.
“What is need is steady secure funding for all of our schools to move toward
improvement.” Federal investments in education must be directed to those areas
with a proven track record of success that provide all students with equal
access and opportunity.
Members of the subcommittee will now begin to draft an
appropriations bill that will fund Perkins in FY 2014. Let Congress know that
it is time to make investing in Perkins a