Meet Ross White
ACTE Region IV Vice President
Occupation: Assistant Principal
Employment History: Assistant Principal, Siloam Springs School District, 2018–present Career and Technical Education Director, Siloam Springs School District, 2017–18 Career Education and Marketing Faculty, Alma School District, 2008–17
Education: M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Arkansas Tech University B.S., Business Education, Arkansas Tech University
National ACTE Involvement: Committee Member: Nominating Committee, 2016 National Leadership Fellowship Program: Fellow, 2014 Educators in Action: 2014–present Educators in Action Blogger: 2014 CTE Support Fund Supporter: 2012–present NPS Attendee: 2014–18 VISION Attendee: 2012–18 Public Policy Advocate: 2014–18 Middle School Advisory Group: 2017–present
Regional ACTE Involvement: Committee Member: Region IV Policy Committee, 2016–18 Committee Member: Bylaws Committee, 2014–16 Committee Member: Resolutions Committee, 2014–16 Committee Member: Nominating Committee, 2014–16 Region Conference Presenter: 2013 Region Conference Attendee: 2012–18
State ACTE Involvement: Arkansas ACTE Board of Directors: Past President, 2017–18 AR ACTE Board of Directors: President, 2016 AR ACTE Board of Directors: President-elect, 2015 AR ACTE Board of Directors: Member, 2012–15 Committee Chair: Nominating Committee Committee Chair: Resolutions Committee Other CTE Involvement: DECA Advisor Arkansas DECA Board of Directors: 2008–17
Platform Statement: Students, innovation and perceptions are my goals as a candidate for Region IV vice president-elect. As a CTE educator I see the great value and success of CTE programs daily. I want students, parents, educators, administrators, businesses and legislators to see that great value and speak the CTE word.
- Students: What do they need? What are we preparing them for? As Region IV VP I want to work within my region to assist in determining the needs of students so our professional organization can provide resources, support, training and legislative action to provide for our students.
- Innovation: What is CTE doing in the ever-changing world? As Region IV VP I want to partner with members and industry leaders to ensure our programs and curriculum align with the industry and allow our students to have innovative learning opportunities.
- Perceptions: What is CTE? At least once a week someone looks at my name badge and asks, “What is CTE?” Once I explain most relate to vocational. As the Region IV VP I want to continue to work to change the perception of CTE, assisting members to work on this perception at the local, state, regional and national levels.