Meet Annika Russell-Manke


ACTE Business Education Division Vice President
Accounting/Business Management Instructor






Region: V
Occupation:  Accounting/Business Management Instructor

Employment History:
Instructor, Mitchell Technical Institute, 2010–present
Business Teacher, Mitchell School District, 2005–10
Business Teacher, Wessington Springs High School, 2005–08
Business Teacher, Sanborn Central High School, 1996–2005

M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002
B.A., Dakota Wesleyan University, 1996

National ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: CTE Support Fund Committee, 2011–12
Task Force Member: Quality Associations Awards Task Force, 2009–11
Task Force Member: Young Professionals Task Force, 2013
Task Force Co-Chair: CTE Awareness Task Force, 2015–16
VISION Presenter: 2012
Educators in Action: 2014–present
Educators in Action Blogger: 2014
NPS Attendee: 2009–13
VISION Attendee: 2005–07, 2009–present
Participant in the ACTE Strategic planning session: 2011

Regional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Nominating Committee, 2012–present
Committee Chair: Nominating Committee, 2014–present
Committee Co-Chair: Region V Conference Planning Committee: 2011, 2017
Award Winner: Postsecondary Teacher of the Year, 2014
Region Conference Presenter: 2010–11
Region Conference Attendee: 2010–11, 2013–present

Divisional ACTE Involvement:
Committee Member: Policy Committee, 2013–present
Committee Chair: Professional Development Committee, 2013–present

State ACTE Involvement:
South Dakota ACTE Board of Directors: Postsecondary Representative, 2012–present
SDACTE Board of Directors: President, 2010–11
SDACTE Board of Directors: President-elect, 2009–10
SDACTE Board of Directors: Business/Marketing/IT Division President, 2007–09
Washington ACTE Conference Presenter: 2012

Other CTE Involvement:
Participant on committee to write Personal Finance Standards: 2006
Participant in South Dakota Department of Education Curriculum/Standards Revision for Business Management and Finance Clusters: 2006–07, 2016–17

Platform Statement:
As the Business Education Division vice president, I would like to continue the cooperation we are developing with other business organizations, and to work to build a stronger business-education community. This will allow us to have a stronger voice and support our content area. I also want to continue to grow our division and offer more professional development opportunities for our members throughout the year. Whether it be a webinar or an online book study, these would be opportunities for our members to grow professionally. This would add more value to our division members and hopefully encourage them to become more involved within the division and ACTE.