ACTE Announces Participants in Second LEAD Program Class

October 18, 2018

Media Contact: Jarrod Nagurka; 703-683-9312

ACTE Announces Participants in Second LEAD Program Class

Alexandria, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) has announced the selection of 10 CTE professionals from across the country to participate in the second-ever class of ACTE’s Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program. The program is for new CTE professionals with 2-5 years of experience. Participants will meet twice throughout the one-year program for workshops, leadership training, and more.

The second class of ACTE LEAD participants is composed of:

  • Katherine Kandalec – Region II- Athens, AL
  • Marcette Kilgore – Region IV- Houston, TX
  • Denise Burton – Region V- Las Vegas, NV
  • Jeannie Knierim – Region IV- Houston, TX
  • Nancy Duran – Region IV- Killeen, TX
  • Fran Bromley – Norwood – Region V- North Las Vegas, NV
  • Jennifer Fowler – Region V- Phoenix, Arizona
  • Madonna Johnson – Region V- Las Vegas, NV
  • Sean Aikman – Region I- Milford, CT
  • Scott Charlson – Region IV- Chickasha, OK

ACTE LEAD is funded through ACTE’s Opportunity Fund, a designated fund for new and innovative programs benefitting the Association. Dr. David W. Jones, formerly of North Carolina State University, serves as the Leadership Consultant for the program, providing expert leadership development training for the participants. The purpose of the program is to develop leadership skills in ACTE’s up-and-coming leaders so they can continue to thrive as educators and leaders in their professional contexts as well as within ACTE.  Participants are required to complete the full day pre-conference sessions, one prior to VISION 2018 and a second prior to NPS 2019.  Applicants were required to complete an application detailing their leadership experience as well as their hopes for leadership growth in the future.

For more on ACTE LEAD, visit the webpage.


About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.