Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education
“WE ARE CTE AND IT WORKS”
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Jon Wilson Bio and Platform Statement
Jon Wilson, from the Gainesville R-V School District, has been a member of MOACTE since beginning his career in 1999. As an active member in our State Association, he served on the MOACTE Board of Directors from 2010-2012 as well as serving on the Professional Development Committee during that time. He served as Chair to the Legislative Committee from 2012-2016. In 2019, he was asked to serve the Legislative Committee again and currently chairs that committee.
Jon has been active in the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association (MVATA), currently serving at Legislative Chair and has served as Secretary, Vice-President, and President. He was selected as the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2012. In 2013, he was chosen as the Missouri Association for Career and Technical Educators (MOACTE) teacher of the year.
Jon believes that Career and Technical Education prepares student for gainful employment and lifelong learning. With a flexible, practical approach, CTE provides technical and academic skills students need for career success, playing a foundational role in the overall betterment of society and the economy. As President, Jon will work to ensure CTE Educators are adequately prepared through meaningful and quality professional development that lends to enhanced learning opportunities for all students to meet those beliefs.
Nick Nordwald Bio and Platform Statement
Nick Nordwald has been a member of the Missouri ACTE for 23 years and has been actively involved in the association in a variety of ways. Nordwald has served on the executive committee for the MVATA and is currently in the role of Past-President. Nick Nordwald is currently Missouri ACTE Policy Committee Chairman as well as being involved in a variety of committee work in the MVATA.
Nick has served as an agriculture instructor and FFA advisor at Charleston, Sikeston and the majority of his teaching experience at East Prairie High School. Nordwald focus areas include plant and soil science as well as personal finance and agriculture economics.
At a time when we in education are on the brink of budget cuts and turmoil in our world now is the time more than any other where we as a group should pull together and stand united. No matter your division or background we need to support each other as Career and Technical Educators. As we face these challenges it is always important to focus on the needs of our students and communities. Career and Technical Education is essential to develop the skills needed for an ever changing world.
2020 VISION Stipend
The Association for Career and Technical Education is the only national professional association representing all components of career and technical education. It is dedicated to enhancing the professional development of its members through activities such as the convention CareerTech VISION.
To encourage more Missouri ACTE members to attend this convention, the Missouri ACTE Professional Development Committee will select two (2) Missouri ACTE members who will attend their first ACTE convention to receive a stipend of $250 each toward their expenses. The funds will be awarded following proof of attendance. Priority will be given to applicants who have participated in local and state career and technical activities. You must be registered and attend the conference to be considered.
Professional Development Opportunities
$500 scholarship for advanced degree/classes or high-quality career & technical professional development training/workshops o Payment towards tuition or workshops o Payable to educational institution or individual reimbursement with submission of proof of payment and attendance.
$250 stipends (2) ACTE CareerTech Vision attendees (preference given to first-time attendees) o Two Missouri ACTE members o December 2 – 5, 2020 o Nashville, TN
The Missouri Professional Development Committee will award an annual scholarship to a current Missouri ACTE member. The scholarship will be in the amount of $500 and can be used as payment towards tuition or high-quality career and technical professional development training/workshops. The check will be sent to the educational institution at which the recipient chooses to study in an area of career and technical education, OR individual reimbursement following submission of proof of payment and attendance. The entire $500 scholarship must be used within one year following the issuance of the scholarship or it is null and void.
Congratulations Jayme Caughron from MCCTA!
Jayme Caughron was selected by the national FCCLA organization as National School Administrator of the year for 2019!
- To unite in one statewide organization those persons who are interested in career, practical arts, technical and vocational education.
- To establish and maintain active leadership in all types of career, practical arts, technical and vocational education.
- To render service in promoting and stabilizing career, practical arts, technical and vocational education.
- To provide an open forum for the study and discussion of all questions involved in career, practical arts, technical and vocational education.
- To work with other states and agencies for the advancement of career, practical arts, technical and vocational education, in the state, and in the United States, and as an ally of the Association of Career and Technical Education.
- To encourage the further development and improvement of all programs of education related to career, practical arts, technical and vocational education and supportive services.
- To emphasize and encourage the promotion, improvement and expansion of programs of part-time and adult career, practical arts, technical and vocational education.
- To support local, state and national legislation for career, practical arts, technical and vocational education.
- All individuals, firms, and/or organizations interested in the purposes of the Missouri ACTE shall be eligible for membership.
- Professional members shall be those individuals who are currently or formerly actively employed either full- or part-time in vocational education and members of Missouri ACTE divisions. Professional members shall be entitled to vote except as otherwise specified.
- Student members shall be those students enrolled in postsecondary institutions who are interested in promoting vocational education.
- Retired members shall be those individuals who have been Missouri ACTE professional members, are retired and are not actively employed in career, practical arts, technical and vocational education. Retired members shall be entitled to all membership rights with the exception of serving as a Missouri ACTE officer, a member of the board of directors, or a delegate in the House of Delegates.
- The membership year shall extend from July 1 until June 30, beginning with the receipt of dues by the Board of Directors or its designee.
- Annual dues shall be determined by the House of Delegates at the House of Delegates meeting and shall go into effect the following July 1.
Missouri ACTE Dates
- Fall Board of Directors meeting for MoACTE will be held Nov. 2. Location TBA very soon.
2017 ACTE Region III Carl Perkins Community Service Award
|ACTE is proud to recognize Ms. Kauffman of Seymour R-II School in Seymour, MO as the recipient of the 2017 ACTE Region III Carl Perkins Community Service Award. Ms. Kauffman’s selection for this award is a testament to the scope and impact of her contributions to career and technical education, and we are proud to include her among the ranks of distinguished individuals and entities from the CTE community whose efforts have enriched the field and advanced the goals of the Association.|
|Ms. Kauffman will be recognized at the annual ACTE Awards Banquet on December 6, in conjunction with ACTE’s CareerTech VISION in Nashville, TN. We encourage you to join us in celebrating Ms. Kauffman and her accomplishments at this exciting event!Read the official press release here.|