Candidates Selected for ACTE National Leadership Fellowship Program’s 2017 Class

December 13, 2016

Media Contact: Jarrod Nagurka

Candidates Selected for ACTE National Leadership Fellowship Program’s 2017 Class

Alexandria, VA – Today the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) 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 through the end of 2017. Each of the five regions of ACTE is represented in the program in addition to several Divisions whose fellows were selected by their respective Vice Presidents and the Policy Committee. This year’s fellowship class includes:

  • Carrie Scheiderer; Newark, OH; Region I
  • Monica Brisbon; Myrtle Beach, SC; Region II
  • Mariatu Swayne; Indianapolis, IN; Region III
  • Audrey Lee; Oklahoma City, OK; Region IV
  • Michelle Camp; Maumelle, AR; Region IV
  • Robert Van Dyke; Denver, CO; Region V
  • Tommy Hamilton; Norman, OK; Business Education Division
  • Elaine Webb; Louisburg, NC; New and Related Services Division
  • Ernie Gomez; Oklahoma City, OK; Oklahoma ACTE Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division

Mr. Doug Major will serve as the Fellowship Coordinator for the class of 2017.  He is a past ACTE president and the Superintendent/CEO of Meridian Technology Center in Oklahoma.

The fellows are required to complete several activities throughout the year, including conducting in-person visits with local, state and federal legislators, writing blog posts, attending events and submitting final summaries of their accomplishments to the ACTE Board of Directors.

More information about the ACTE Fellowship Program, including the application process and program requirements, is available here.


About ACTE: The Association for Career and Technical Education 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.