Meet Chaney Mosley

ACTE President

Division: Administration Division, Agricultural Education Division, Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division, New and Related Services Division

Occupation: Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education

Employment History: 
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018–present; Assistant Principal, Nashville Big Picture High School, 2016–18; Senior College & Career Readiness Specialist, American Institutes for Research, 2016; CTE Director, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, 2012–15; CTE Consultant, Tennessee Department of Education, 2011

Ph.D., Agricultural and Extension Education / Virginia Tech; Ed.S., School Leadership, University of West Georgia; M.Ed., Administration and Supervision, Middle Tennessee State University; B.S., Agriculture Business and Education, Middle Tennessee State University; A.S. Medical Laboratory Technology, The George Washington University

National ACTE Involvement:
Board of directors: 2019–present; virtual professional development task force member: 2016; research task force member: 2012; Inclusion, Access, Equity and Diversity (IAED) Advisory Group member: 2018–present; National Leadership Fellowship Program fellow: 2012; VISION presenter: 2013–2020; VISION attendee: 2009–2020; CTE Support Fund supporter: 2012, 2019–present; National Policy Seminar attendee: 2012–13, 2015–16, 2019–2020; IAED Mentorship Program mentor: 2020–current, Techniques writer: 2012, 2014–15, 2018–19; Techniques Editorial Advisory Board member: 2014–18; webinar presenter: 2020

State ACTE Involvement:
Tennessee ACTE Executive Committee: Member, 2014–16

Regional ACTE involvement
Policy committee member and chair: 2019–present; conference attendee: 2018–2020

Divisional ACTE involvement
Counseling and Career Development Division Business Meeting keynote speaker: 2018

Other CTE Involvement:

Board of directors, National Career Academy Coalition: 2015–17; research committee chair, National Career Academy Coalition: 2017; conference planning committee, National Career Academy: 2016; National Association for Agricultural Educators (NAAE) inclusion and diversity task force member: 2018; NAAE National Teach Ag Campaign task force member: 2012; NAAE conference workshop presenter: 2010, 2017–19; The Agricultural Education Magazine writer: 2013, 2016, 2017, 2020; assistant director, Tennessee STEM Education Center (TSEC): 2021; National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) advisory group member: 2016; NBPTS CTE standards revision committee member: 2013–14

Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER) conference presenter: 2019; ACTER award winner, Outstanding Research Poster: 2013; American Educational Research Association CTE special interest group conference presenter: 2014; Nebraska Career Education Conference presenter: 2015; Washington Association of Vocational Administrators Spring Conference keynote speaker: 2015; American Institutes for Research Education Policy Center CTE blogger: 2016; Arkansas Association of Career and Technical Education Administrators Conference keynote speaker: 2016; National Career Academy Coalition Conference keynote speaker: 2017; Education Week guest blogger: 2018; Tennessee Army National Guard: 2001–08, 2015–present

Platform Statement:
When I joined ACTE, I didn’t realize how valuable membership was. After completing the fellowship program and realizing there were many opportunities, I became very involved with the organization and hope others will do the same! By serving on the ACTE board of directors for the past two years, I’ve worked to increase the engagement of members by communicating, collaborating and creating. I want to carry that same purpose into the office of president-elect.

Sharing opportunities with members and communicating about ACTE programs is important, but communication must be two-way. Therefore, I want to ensure ACTE has systems in place to gather input from members about their interests in CTE, their perspectives on programs, and to learn more about how ACTE can better meet their professional needs.

Given the accessibility of online methods for working together, collaborating with members across the country could be accomplished with ease. Asking board members and others to serve on committees or task force groups and present at conferences will allow ACTE to assemble collaborative teams of people who want to be involved.

Committee and task force work often results in recommendations, policies and programs. Creating these products demonstrates how the voices of members affect decisions and actions.

I seek the office of president-elect to promote member engagement. Engagement will increase when we communicate with members, collaborate with members and create opportunities for members.

Engagement will increase when we communicate with members, collaborate with members and create opportunities for members in Region II and nationally.