FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2018
Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
ACTE Welcomes Newly-Formed Maryland Administrators Chapter
Alexandria, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) today extended its congratulations to the CTE administrator community in Maryland, which recently moved to unify with the national ACTE as an official chapter under the leadership of Marjorie Lohnes, the Executive Director of the Maryland Career and Technical Administrators (MCTA). Lohnes worked closely with ACTE, along with immediate past and current MCTA presidents Kristine Pearl and Sharon Kramer, and ACTE Region I Vice President Jon Quatman, to unify as a state chapter.
“I’m so pleased to welcome Marjorie, Kristine, Sharon and all MCTA members into our national organization,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson. “Administrators play a vital role in shaping high-quality CTE programs, and we are thrilled to codify our relationship with MCTA as we work to advance our shared mission.”
This unification ensures that MCTA’s administrators will benefit from ACTE’s extensive professional development offerings and the resources provided through the national headquarters. The unification will also connect ACTE’s national membership with MCTA members through collaborations and networking opportunities.
“MCTA is excited to partner with ACTE,” said Lohnes. “Maryland’s CTE administrators’ overarching goal is to provide high-quality CTE to Marylanders and improve outcomes for all of our students. This unification will help us better achieve this goal, and we look forward to the road ahead.”
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.