Sec. DeVos to Join ACTE on CTE Month Visit

For Immediate Release
February 25, 2019

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka

Sec. DeVos to Join ACTE on CTE Month Visit
The visit to the Academies of Loudoun will highlight career and technical education (CTE) programs and the benefits and opportunities CTE provides to students.

WhatThe Association for Career and Technical Education’s (ACTE) annual CTE Month site visit will take place at the Academies of Loudoun. This event will begin with an overview of the school’s programs, followed by a roundtable discussion with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and a tour of several classrooms/labs. The visit coincides with CTE Month. A detailed schedule is located below.

WhereAcademies of Loudoun: 42075 Loudoun Academy Drive, Leesburg, VA 20175

WhenTuesday, February 26th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Attendees must arrive by 10:15 a.m.)

WhoSecretary DeVos; ACTE; administrators, educators, students and other school officials from the Academies of Loudoun; and other policymakers and organizational representatives.

RSVP: RSVP’s are required. To RSVP or for more information, contact Jarrod Nagurka at or 703-683-9312.
Event is open press, but RSVPs are required by 6PM on Monday, Feb. 25.


10:30-10:45: Welcome and overview of school
Dr. Tinell Priddy (Principal) 

10:45-11:15: Roundtable
Sec. DeVos, Dr. Tinell Priddy (Principal), Dr. Ashley Ellis (Assistant Superintendent for Instruction), Laura Boyd Smidt (Entrepreneurship Educator), students, ACTE Deputy Executive Director Steve DeWitt, Advance CTE Executive Director Kimberly Green 

11:15-12:00: Classroom/Lab Tours
Radiology Technology Lab, Auto Service Technology Lab, Auto Collision Repair Lab, Makerspace, Engineering Research Lab, Greenhouse


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.