Region report: Region II.Know Your VP
Connie Smithson is serving the first year of a three-year term as ACTE ACTE Association for Career and Technical Education (formerly American Vocational Association)
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ACTE Anodal Closure Tetanus Region II vice president. Raised in Tennessee and proud of her southern roots, she enjoys working with other career and technical education professionals of Reigon II, including Alabama, the Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop. , Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (pwār`tō rē`kō), island (2005 est. pop. 3,917,000), 3,508 sq mi (9,086 sq km), West Indies, c.1,000 mi (1,610 km) SE of Miami, Fla. , South Carolina South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures
Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15. , Tennessee, Virginia and the Virgin Islands. Smithson serves on the ACTE Subcommittee on Program Improvement and Policy Development, Elections Ad Hoc Committee ad hoc committee A committee formed with the purpose of addressing a specific issue or issues, which theoretically is disbanded once its raison d'etre is finished and is the board liaison to the Awards Committee. Serving as conference program chair for the regions, she is working with other region vice presidents to develop exciting "Best Practices" roundtables for the State Association Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. . Smithson has served the Tennessee Association for Career and Technical Education as FACS FACS Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
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Smithson holds a B.S. in vocational home economics education from Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Technological University, popularly known as Tennessee Tech, is an accredited public university located in Cookeville, Tennessee, a small city approximately seventy miles (110 km) east of Nashville. and an M.S. in vocational technical education from the University of Tennessee The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. . She has been active in career and technical education for more than two decades--first in adult education programs and then as a family and consumer sciences teacher. Currently employed by the Hamilton County Hamilton County is the name of a number of counties in the United States of America, named for Alexander Hamilton, first United States Secretary of the Treasury (except as indicated below):
FCCLA First Congregational Church of Los Angeles (California) advisor and district FCCLA STAR events coordinator. "Encouraging my students to become involved in the leadership development and service opportunities available through FCCLA is absolutely the most rewarding teaching experience," remarks Smithson. She has also developed an extensive leadership development course that is in its fifth year of implementation at Hixson High. In her spare time, Smithson serves as a service-learning consultant to school systems in Tennessee and Georgia.
Smithson's motto, "So much to learn, such little time," hangs front and center in her classroom. Teaching students to make the most of every moment is an important part of her classroom strategy. Preparing youth to become productive citizens, workers and family members is the ultimate goal and one that Smithson strives daily to achieve!
Region II Happenings Region II Professional Development Conference 2002 "Catch the Wave of the Future" October 17-20, 2002 Hilton Riverside Historic Wilmington Waterfront, N.C.
This professional development conference is the premier forum for all career and technical education practitioners in the Southeast. Come "surf" into exciting sessions on leadership, legislation, national teaching standards, parliamentary procedure and a special Carl Perkins Town Meeting!
Hotel: Hilton Riverside 301 North Water Street Wilmington, N.C. 28401 (910) 763-5900 Room Rate: $115/night Registration Pre-registration by Sept. 20: $130 Onsite Registration: $170 One-Day Pre-registration: $90 One-Day Onsite Registration: $130 Contact: Ruth Huff, Conference Chair J. F. Webb High School 3200 Webb School Road Oxford, N.C. 27565 (919) 693-2521 (919) 693-2589 (fax) email@example.com
Region II Winners Shine!
2001 ACTE Region II Awards
* Career and Technical Teacher of the Year Brenda Oldfield, Kentucky
* Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher Deborah Lynn Beam, North Carolina
* Outstanding Career and Technical Educator Dr. Brenda D. Long, Virginia
2001 ACTE Awards
* ACTE-McDonald's Outstanding Teacher in Community Service--Sarah E. Raikes, Kentucky
* Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award Donnalie Stratton, Kentucky
* Outstanding Service Award Dr. Sandra Miller, Kentucky; F. Wendell Latham, Virginia
* Award of Merit--White Lily Flour Company, Tennessee
* Awards for Excellence-Automotive Training Postsecondary, nonmanufacturer-affiliated Trident Technical College Trident Technical College (TTC) is a two-year institution located in Charleston, South Carolina that takes pride in providing diverse and innovative educational programs and services in a highly technical and competitive global environment. , South Carolina
Region II Policy Committee Members 2002-2003
Lee Bain, Alabama; Celestine cel·es·tine
[German Zölestin, from Latin caelestis, celestial; see celestial.] Williams, Bahamas; Pat Miles, Florida; Dr. Sally Combs, Georgia; Sherry Baber, Kentucky; Ruth Huff, North Carolina; Enoch Gonzalez, Puerto Rico; Joe Dowling, South Carolina; John Cagle, Tennessee; and Ben Helmandollar, Virginia.