Meet Scott Stone
Division: Agricultural Education
Occupation: Agriculture Instructor; Centralia R-VI School District
Employment History: Agriculture Instructor, Centralia R-VI School District, 1997–present
Education: Master of Science, Agriculture Education, University of Missouri at Columbia; Bachelor of Science, Agriculture Education, University of Missouri at Columbia
National ACTE Involvement—VISION Presenter: 2015; NPS Attendee: 2015, 2017; VISION Attendee: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Divisional ACTE Involvement—Policy Committee Member: 2016; Divisional Committee Member: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; Divisional Committee Chair: 2010; ACTE Divisional Award Winner: Region IV Outstanding Mentor, 2010; Division Conference Presenter: 2012, 2014; Division Conference Attendee: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Other Divisional ACTE Involvement—NAAE President, 2016–17; NAAE President Elect, 2015–16; NAAE Region IV Vice President, 2012–2015; NAAE Region IV Secretary, 2011–12
State ACTE Involvement—Missouri ACTE Board of Directors, 2009–11
Other State ACTE Involvement—MOACTE Conference Attendee; MOACTE Committee Member
Other CTE Involvement—Missouri Vocation Agriculture Teachers’ Association Past President, 2011–12; Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers’ Association President, 2010–11; Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers’ Association President Elect, 2009–10; Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers’ Association Secretary, 2008–09
I am Scott Stone, an Agriculture Science instructor in Centralia, Missouri and the current National Association of Agriculture Educators president. I have served on the NAAE Board of Directors for the past 6 years as the Region IV secretary and vice president. I have been a member of ACTE since my first day in the classroom because I feel it is my professional responsibility to belong to our career and technical organization. It is my sincere desire to serve as the Agriculture Division vice president in order to continue the mission of serving all career and technical educators across the United States.
I am sure each of you could recite numerous campaign promises and slogans that never came true. I listen to hundreds of political candidates make promises that, in reality, they have no way of making happen. This is very unfortunate as it only leads to heartbreak within constituents, and a huge loss of credibility in our leaders. That is why, as a leader, I never make promises I do not feel I can keep. My mission as the ACTE Agriculture Education Division vice president is simple: I want to work on behalf of career and technical educators across the country. I will work to communicate the needs of agriculture teachers to the ACTE Board. I will fight for career and technical education and educators every day. I will first listen to you the members, develop a plan, and then vigorously work to move ACTE in a positive direction while carrying out its mission and goals. If our organization is better at the end of my service than when I started, I will have achieved my goal.