Meet Bart Taylor

ACTE Trade & Industrial Education Division Vice President

Bart Taylor
Texas A&M University

Region: IV

Division: Trade and Industrial (T&I) Education

Occupation: Lecturer

Employment History:
Lecturer, Texas A&M University; lecturer, Sam Houston State University

Ed.D., Texas A&M University; M.Ed., Lamar University; B.S., Sam Houston State University; executive certificate in nonprofit management, Harvard University

National ACTE Involvement
VISION presenter: 2019; VISION attendee: 2017–2022; award winner, Carl D. Perkins Community Service Award: 2019

Regional ACTE Involvement
Conference attendee: 2017–2022; award winner, Region IV Teacher Educator of the Year: 2022; award winner, Region IV Teacher of the Year: 2016

State ACTE Involvement:
Texas Industrial Vocational Association (TIVA) past president: 2021–23; president: 2019–2021; president-elect: 2017–19; district director: 2013–17

Other CTE Involvement
SkillsUSA member: 2000–present

Platform Statement:
When I first started teaching, I heard someone say, “Those who can: Do. But those who can’t: Teach.” I was quite bothered at first, but I soon realized that this person simply must not have had the right educators in their life. If they had, they would have said, “Those who can: Do. But those who inspire: Teach.”

As the vice president for T&I, my vision would be to inspire a new message about CTE. How? By challenging our ideals in a way that questions the validity and value of our skilled and technical programs. I would challenge to ask, what would a day in America look with without CTE? We must embrace the real impact that CTE has on the daily lives of each American. You see, CTE is vital. Too often we highlight what CTE does for our students, but I want to showcase this idea of what life would be like without CTE in the picture. We must do our diligence in creating a new and powerful message to inspire the next generation of CTE stakeholders with a refreshed understanding of career and technical education.

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