Engineering & Technology Education Division Vice President
Kokomo Area Career Center
2415 S. Berkley Rd., Kokomo, IN 46902
Division: Engineering & Technology Education
Employment History: Instructor, Kokomo Area Career Center (1998-present)
Education: Indiana University, BA; Purdue University, MS; Indiana CTE Director’s License (2013)
ACTE Division Involvement: Engineering & Technology Education Division Policy Chair (2014-present); Engineering & Technology Education Division Distinguished Service Award (2014); ACTE Region Involvement: Region III: Award of Merit (2006); Conference Co-Chair (2005); Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher (2004); ACTE National—Other Activities: Educators in Action (2014-present); Bylaws Committee Chair (2010-2013); Nominating Committee (2006-2009); Communications Committee (2005); Ivy Tech Community College Region 5: Adjunct Faculty (2005-present); Outstanding Adjunct Faculty (2014); Advisory Board Member; Indiana Professional Standards Board Workplace Specialist Committee; Indiana Department of Education Career Pathways Committee Member; Kokomo School Corporation: Technology Committee Member, Redistricting Committee Member; Kokomo Area Career Center Work-Based Learning Committee; Century Career Center (Logansport) Advisory Board Member, Purdue Leadership Development Program Presenter
For the past seven years I have served on the Policy Board for ACTE’s Engineering & Technology Education Division. During this span of time, I have had the opportunity to work with four ETED Division vice presidents in a variety of leadership positions. I have gained valuable knowledge about the division and about ACTE as an organization from each of these four leaders. I have enjoyed staying involved with the division, but my goal since joining ACTE in 2004 has been to become a division or region vice president. The opportunity to serve on the board and share my beliefs and insights on CTE would be a new apex in my instructional/professional career. With the addition of the STEM and Arts Areas of Interest to our division, membership numbers have begun to increase. As vice president of the division, I would look to expand these areas by offering meaningful professional development opportunities to these interest groups. I would also look to get qualified and dedicated individuals from these areas to join the ETED leadership team and serve with me on the Policy Board. In the words of a former ACTE board member, I have always aspired to be “a champion for CTE” through my involvement with ACTE at both the national and state levels. This national position would certainly provide an opportunity for me to continue that quest.