ACTE Announces the 2024 IAED Mentorship Program Participants

January 16, 2024
Contact: Hannah Richards, 

ACTE Announces the 2024 IAED Mentorship Program Participants

Alexandria, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced its 2024 class of mentors and mentees for ACTE’s IAED Mentorship Program. Forty mentees were accepted for the 2024 class, and twenty-three mentors are serving this year. The goal of the mentorship program is to provide mentors to ACTE members interested in IAED (inclusion, access, equity and diversity) who want to be leaders at their local, state or national CTE programs. This program also supports existing leaders in CATE who want to further incorporate IAED into their leadership style. ACTE is happy to partner with IMAGO for the IAED Mentorship Program.

Mentors and mentees are asked to volunteer 2-4 hours per month to participate in this program. Participants are also asked to attend CareerTech VISION, specifically the IAED reception where the mentors/mentees will meet and at the conclusion of the program, celebrate and reflect on the program experience. In addition to participating in monthly meetings with your mentor, participants are required to complete a Program of Work.

The 2024 cohort includes the following participants:


  • Deborah Abley – Arizona
  • Kendra Allen – Oklahoma
  • Amber Ballard – Ohio
  • Charlotte Birchett – Oklahoma
  • Andrew Boehl – Oklahoma
  • Renee Cosby – Texas
  • Amanda Cummings – Oklahoma
  • Christina Curtis – Georgia
  • Ethan Dado – Minnesota
  • Krista Demetrulias – Arizona
  • Lauren Droste – Wisconsin
  • Kelly Earley – New York
  • Crystal Gardner – Texas
  • Hayley Grisez – Indiana
  • Rachel Haywood – Missouri
  • Harleigh Hodge – Ohio
  • Christina Hurd – Louisiana
  • Shelsy Hutchison – California
  • Taija Jackson – Utah
  • Tessica – Johnson – Louisiana
  • Amy Kastory – Illinois
  • Rigieta Lord – Marshall Islands
  • Adrian Lucero – New Mexico
  • Scott Madsen – Arizona
  • Robin McLean – New Jersey
  • Lonnie McRavin – North Carolina
  • Jutia Merriweather – Georgia
  • Jacquelyn Miller – California
  • Amanda Miller – New York
  • Asusena Morales – Oklahoma
  • Emma Moss – Utah
  • Sean Norman – Colorado
  • Cory Ortiz – Alaska
  • Karen Patterson – Mississippi
  • Charlene Smith – Pennsylvania
  • Tabatha Spurlock – Virginia
  • Stacie Turnbull – Nebraska
  • Sarah Vasquez – Washington
  • Donald Walker – Michigan
  • Toni Watson – Indiana


  • Snehal Bhakta – Nevada
  • Kimberly Brinkman – California
  • Holly Camerano – Illinois
  • Jennifer Fisk – Nevada
  • Jennifer Fowler – Arizona
  • Alexa Green – Colorado
  • Stephanie Hara – Oklahoma
  • Dimitria Harding – Minnesota
  • Marjorie Lane – Iowa
  • Rana McVay – Oklahoma
  • Franca Nwankwo – Maryland
  • Brandi Robertson – Ohio
  • LaDonna Selvidge – Oklahoma
  • Jonathan Smith – New Jersey
  • Colleen Smith – New Jersey
  • Jennifer Snyder – Arkansas
  • Tina Statucki – Nevada
  • Cynthia Thomas – New York
  • TaQuila Thomas – Georgia
  • Shelly Thome – Arizona
  • Andrea Verser – Oklahoma
  • Shani Watkins – Washington
  • Chad Young – Indiana


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.


IMAGO’s mission is to prepare all learners, primarily in K-12 education, socially and emotionally for their careers, college, and their communities. To achieve this, they provide explicit online social and emotional learning (SEL) video lessons for learners , and professional development workshops and training for educators. IMAGO plans to have six interactive workshop sessions with the cohort this year, five virtual and one in person at CareerTech VISION. Each session will be customized to focus on IAED concepts. Participants can expect a fast-paced interactive workshop that touches on theory and focuses on practical tools and immediate application.