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Call With My Mentor

As a previous alternative CTE High School Principal in Denver Public Schools, I yearned for guidance, advice and support in my first year as a young

An Interview with My Mentor

As part of the ACTE Fellowship program, we are all assigned a mentor.  I have the pleasure of having Monica Brisbon as my mentor this year. 

The Nontraditional Journey of Becoming a Career Technical Education Teacher

My mentor for the 2018 ACTE Fellows program is Kandy Smitha.
Kandy began her career in Veterinary Medicine and worked in the field for nearly 12

Oscar’s Story

When I first met Oscar a junior at Health & Science High School (HS2), he was an extremely disengaged, cynical young man. He was barely on track to

Lessons from My Mentor

Serving as Career Development Coordinator (CDC) and Special Populations Coordinator (SPC) to three high schools and four middle schools in Franklin

A Shared Passion for CTE

As a new professional fellow, I have 3 years teaching and CTE experience. I came straight from high school with a love for Family Consumer Sciences and

CTE Best Practices—-Soft Skills Spotlights

     Meet with any Human Resources manager and ask “what is the one thing you would like to see in your employees?”;

“The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” By: Patrick Lencioni

I attended the Oklahoma City Human Resource Society of which I am a member luncheon.  The presenter that day reported on a concept of this book to

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek asks the question, “Why do only a few people get to say, I love my job?”  He expresses in his book how amazing it would be for us to

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

We have all heard the saying that a mind is a terrible thing to waste. I agree with this statement 100% and believe that we become what we think. A

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