December 15, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2015
CONTACT: Sean Lynch
Candidates Selected for
ACTE National Leadership Fellowship Program’s 2016 Class
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) today announced the selection of nine participants for its National Leadership Fellowship Program, which provides educators with an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and involvement in professional organizations. The program identifies, trains, and motivates a cadre of leaders who will continue to advance efforts which support an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce.
The Fellowship Program is a one-year commitment from January 1 through December 31, 2016. Each of the five regions of ACTE is represented in the program in addition to several Divisions this year and selected by the relevant Vice President and Policy Committee. This year’s fellowship class includes:
- Nicole Lord, Flushing, MI; Region I
- Beyonka Wider, Columbia, SC; Region II
- Richard Flotron, Park Hills, MO; Region III
- Lacee Manus, Albuquerque, NM; Region IV
- Rachel Mann, Phoenix, AZ; Region V
- Kimberly Mitchell, Talladega, AL; Family and Consumer Sciences Division
- Linda Efird, Aurora, CO; Health Science Education Division
- Kimberly Baldwin, Parker, CO; New and Related Services Division
- Karen Gutenkauf, Broken Arrow, OK; Oklahoma ACTE Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division
Mr. Jim Comer will serve as the Fellowship Coordinator for the class of 2016. He is a past ACTE president and retired Program Coordinator, Short-term Adult Training from Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma.
In addition, ACTE congratulates past ACTE President Doug Major on his appointment by the Executive Committee to serve as the 2017-18 Fellowship Program Coordinator. He will work closely with Comer in the next year to prepare for his tenure in the role.
The fellows are required to complete several activities throughout the year, including conducting an in-person visit with a local, state and federal legislator, writing blog posts, attending at least two required events and submitting a final summary of their accomplishments to ACTE’s Board of Directors.
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, guidance counselors 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.