Meet Chuck Gallagher
Occupation: Teacher, Santa Rita High School
Employment History: Santa Rita High School, Teacher (2000–present); Sahuarita High School, Teacher/Vocation Director (1993–2000); Chinle High School, Teacher (1988–1993); Many Farms High School, Teacher (1985–1988)
Education: Master of Education in Vocational Education, Northern Arizona University; Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts, State University College at Buffalo, New York
ACTE Involvement:Division: Resolutions Committee (2011–present); Election Task Force (2011); Resolutions Committee (2007–2009)
Region: Region V Policy Committee (2011–present); Region V Fellows Coordinator (2010–present); Region V Policy Committee (2008–2010); Region V Nominating Committee (2006–2007)
State/Local: State ACTE Past President (2010); State ACTE President (2009); State ACTE President Elect (2008); Arizona ACTE Advocate trainer (2005–2006); Arizona ACTE Fellow (2004-2007); Arizona ACTE ITIEA VP (2004–2005)
Platform Statement: As a current CTE high school instructor, I know how important ACTE is at the state, Regional and national levels. I believe our Region is a very strong Region, and I would like to keep that tradition going. As a past president of our state association, I know what it takes to be a leader, set goals and achieve them. One of my goals as ACTEAz President was to increase our ACTE national membership by asking members to step up to the plate because I believe strongly in getting everyone involved. During my presidency, we increased membership by over 35 percent.
I was a fellow in our state and I know the importance of the fellowship program first-hand. The fellowship program helps build future leaders. I’m presently the fellows coordinator for Region V. I have also worked on many Regional and national committees, and I know the commitment it takes. I’m again asking all of you to step up to the plate. Get involved in your state affiliates at the Regional level and, most of all, get involved at the national level. The larger our association is, the louder our voice. I know these are hard times now, but if we all come together, we will do great things for our association and our students. Thank you for your support and I look forward to working with all of you.