Division: Administration Division
Occupation: Education Specialist II
Employment History: Education Specialist II, CTE, Education Service Center Region 12 (2008-Present); Career Placement Facilitator, Waco ISD, (2005-2008); Career Preparation Instructor, Waco High School (2003-2005); School-to-Work Coordinator/Youth Specialist, Heart of Texas Council of Governments (198-2002); Adult Education Instructor, McLennan Community College (1991-1998)
Education: McLennan Community College (AAS); University of North Texas (BAAS); University of North Texas (MEd); Tarleton State University (EDd–Currently Enrolled)
ACTE Division Involvement: Attendance of Administration Business meetings at National Conference/Vision (2010-2014); ACTE Region Involvement: Texas representative for Region IV on Audit Committee (2010-2013); Texas representative for Region IV on Policy Commitee (2014-present); Policy Liasion for resolutions (2014-present); ACTE National- Other Activities: Attendance at National Conference/Vision (2010-2014); Selected as presenter for 2015 VISION; State/Local Involvement: Career & Technology Association of Texas (CTAT) Board Member (2011-present); CTAT Scholarship committee co-chair (2012-2014); Area 4 CTAT President (2014-2015); Area 4 CTAT Secretary (2009-2010); Area 4 Outstanding Career Guidance Award, State finalist (2010); Area 4 Outstand Career Guidance Award, State finalist (2013)
I would like to focus on three priorities. The first is on professional development for our membership. ACTE provides excellence in Career & Technical Education. CTE is at the forefront of educational reform and is leading dynamic change that will positively impact students across the nation for the next decade and beyond. ACTE must provide premier professional learning experience to help teachers, counselors and administrators enhance their skills and continue to build partnerships with all stakeholders in the education of our future workforce. ACTE must be focused on student success through CTE and workforce training. ACTE should provide cutting-edge practices in CTE, student engagement, transition guidance, instructional partnerships and management efficiencies. The second priority is advocacy and awareness. ACTE members should be provided opportunities to pursue advocacy efforts at state and national levels to share CTE public policy and influence public perception. As a board member I want to raise awareness about CTE and policy issues related to CTE.
The third priority is recognizing excellence and Leadership Development. As an organization we need to continue to recognize individuals that have make extraordinary contributions to the field, programs that exemplify the highest standards, and organizations that have improved and expand programs.