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ACTE Board of Directors Election.

This April, members of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will choose a president-elect and vice presidents for the following divisions and region: Administration, Agricultural Education, Adult Workforce Development (formerly Employment and Training), Guidance, Health Occupations Education and Region V. ACTE members also will choose vice presidents-elect for the following divisions and region: Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Business Education and Region II.

The ACTE president-elect will serve one year in that office, beginning July 1, 2000, followed by one year as president and one year as past president. The vice presidents will serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2000. ACTE bylaws permit divisions to choose to elect their vice president one year in advance, as vice president-elect. Vice presidents-elect will begin their three-year term on the Board of Directors on July 1, 2001.

The two nominees for president-elect and 19 nominees for vice president and vice president-elect were chosen through official ACTE procedures. Nominating committees interviewed and nominated candidates for positions on the ACTE Board of Directors. Nominees for ACTE president-elect were then presented to the annual meeting of the ACTE Assembly of Delegates, which met during the ACTE convention in Orlando. Nominees for division and regional office were submitted to their respective divisions or regions at annual business meetings held during the ACTE convention.

All ACTE affiliate, standard, direct, and life members whose membership dues were received at ACTE headquarters by Feb. 1, 2000, are eligible to vote. All eligible members may vote for president-elect. Members of all divisions holding elections are also eligible to vote in those elections. All ACTE members have been mailed ballots and return envelopes. If you have not received yours, please contact Antionette Garrett at 800-826-9972.

Please review the biographical information and platform statements for nominees, presented in the following pages in alphabetical order (by office), and exercise your right to vote for the future leadership of ACTE. Completed ballots must be postmarked by April 10, 2000, to be valid. Ballots will be counted at ACTE headquarters on April 17, 2000, and audited by the Bethesda, Md., firm Keller Bruner & Co. Results will be announced in the May issue of Techniques magazine.

ACTE President-Elect

Name: Dianne Mondry

Occupation: Diversified Occupations Instructor

Employment History: Teacher, Grand Forks Public Schools (1974-present); lecturer, University of North Dakota (1990-present); lecturer, Valley City State University (1998-present); transition coordinator, Region IV TransND (1995-1997)

Education: MS, education, Kent State University; BA, business administration, Kent State University

ACTE Involvement:

Division: President, Special Needs Division (1997-2000); Special Needs Division Policy Committee (1995-present); ACTE Convention Planning Committee (1996 and 1997); Region V NAVESNP vice president (1995-1997)

Region: Attend Region conferences

Committees: Finance and Operations (1997-1998), Professional Development & Marketing (1999), Bylaws (1998)

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

President, North Dakota Vocational Association (1994); NDVA Governing Board; NDVA legislative chair; North Dakota Vocational-Technical Education Marketing Council; North Dakota School-to-Work Advisory Council; North Dakota Tech Prep Engineering & Industrial Cluster Committee and Marketing Committee; National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), elected (1998); Career & Technical Educational Standards Committee, NBPTS liaison; North Dakota Education Association Government Relations Commission; Grand Forks Education Executive Committee

Platform Statement

Career and technical education continues to provide opportunities and challenges. Every day, as a classroom teacher, I see the opportunities our programs provide so youth and adults can join a world-class workforce. There are also challenges we face as the shortage of qualified career and technical education teachers continues and teacher education programs are closed. Without qualified teachers our students lose opportunities forever.

There is a saying that "every classroom decision is a political decision" and I believe this to be true. Public policy affects the number of students in our programs, equipment and curriculum resources, quality of our school buildings and professional development opportunities--including pre-service. As a national leader I will promote and support policies which empower educators in their schools to garner the support and resources they need.

As your president-elect and president, I will strive to ensure that ACTE is a strong voice for career and technical education and:

* continues to focus on student needs and the education we provide as our primary mission

* reaches out to attract the best and brightest students into the profession and becomes the champion of our teacher education programs

* collaborates with other education organizations and groups to strengthen career and technical education

* provides dynamic leadership in legislative and public policy issues affecting career and technical education

* involves members in professional development programs and leadership opportunities

* continues to increase our membership base.

My experience as a classroom teacher; officer at the state, division and national levels; and politically active citizen provides me with the leadership skills to lead our association. It has been a privilege to serve on the ACTE Board of Directors, and with your support I pledge my time and energy toward the betterment of ACTE, our profession and the education of our students.

Name: Marshall Stewart

Occupation: State Agricultural Education Coordinator

Employment History: State agricultural education coordinator, North Carolina State University (1996-present); executive director, National Association for Agricultural Education (1994-1995); team leader--teacher services, National FFA Organization (1991-1994); agriculture teacher, Sampson County Schools (1986-1988): U.S. Army (1986-1988)

Education: MS, North Carolina State University; BS, agricultural education, North Carolina State University

ACTE Involvement:

Division: President, Agricultural Education Division (1997-present); presenter, NASAE, NAAE and ACTE Agricultural Education Division Conference (1998-1999); ACTE National Policy Seminar (1994-1999); coordinator ACTE Agricultural Education Division conference (1994, 1995).

Region: Presenter, southern region Agricultural Education Conference (1990,1997,1998); presenter, at six regional agricultural education conferences (1993,1994,1995).

Committees: Bylaws (1996); Diversity (1997), Public Information (1998), Board of Director's Program and Marketing Committee (1997-1999), Agricultural Education Division Teacher Recruitment/Retention (1994), Agricultural Education Division Policy Committee (1994,1995,1997, 1998, 1999)

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

National Agricultural Education Visionary Conference (1989, 1990, 1998); Agricultural Education magazine advisory board (1991-1995); attendee and presenter, 80+ state agricultural education conferences in almost every state; National Council for Agricultural Education Board of Directors (1989-93, 1997-99); lead staff person, FFA National Diversity Task Force (1992-1994); editor, NVATA News and Views (1994-1995) and FFA's Making a Difference (1992-1994); chair, North Carolina FFA Association Board of Directors and North Carolina FFA Foundation board of trustees; National Summit on World Class Education (1994); lead staff for FFA's Membership Development Recruitment Task Force (1989-1994); lead staff for FFA's Administrators and Guidance Counselor Task Force (1998-1990)

Platform Statement

I am a teacher by choice, not by chance! This simple statement, taken from the Agriculture Teachers' Creed, conveys that I made a definitive choice to make a positive difference in the lives of students.

However, many people today are disillusioned with education. The mass media is constantly bombarding the public with "what's wrong with education?" Seldom are the thousands of student success stories heard. These negative messages signal the opportunity for various organizations and individuals to assume leadership roles in resolving issues and setting the future direction for education in this nation. So how does the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) become effectively engaged in these issues?

The answer is found in what I refer to as the Four Rs of ACTE's future. First, ACTE must be RELEVANT! We must offer programs and services that are relevant to the needs of our members and to the issues facing education today. Second, ACTE must be RELIABLE! We must be viewed as an organization of integrity that stands strong in the fight for the issues and needs of our members and the students they serve. Third, ACTE must be RESPONSIVE! We must be responsive to the changing needs of members, students and the business community. In doing so, we find ways to be a more inclusive organization where everyone feels welcome and believes that they have an opportunity to succeed. Finally, ACTE must be RECOGNIZED! Our members and those individuals who set policy for education must view us as a world-class organization that exemplifies quality and that can harness the power of its membership to influence educational decisions at the local, state and national levels.

ACTE has a rich heritage of success and stands on the brink of a great future. Together we can make that future even greater!

Administration Division Vice President

Name: James M. Orr

Occupation: Technical Center Director

Employment History: Director of area vocational schools, Ozarks Technical Community College (1995-present); associate director of area vocational schools, Ozarks Technical Community College (1991-1995); director of area vocational schools, Monett R-I School District (1981-1991); assistant high school principal, Monett R-I School District (1973-1981); vocational machine shop teacher, Monett R-I School District (1967-1973)

Education: MS, vocational education, Kansas State College at Pittsburg; BS, education, Kansas State College at Pittsburg; AA, Parsons Community College

ACTE Involvement:

Division: Program chair, Administration Division (1996); Administration Division Policy Committee representative (1995-present); president, National Council of Local Administrators (1997-1998); chief financial officer, NCLA (1999-present)

Region: (1997) Region III Award of Merit

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

Secretary-treasurer, Missouri Council of Vocational Administrators (1991-present); president, Missouri Council of Vocational Administrators (1990-1991); work through the chairs of Missouri Council of Vocational Administrators (1988-1990); appointed by the governor to the Missouri State Council on Vocational Education (1992-1996); appointed by the governor to the Missouri Training & Employment Council (1987-1993)

Platform Statement

Charles Dickens wrote: "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." Which is the true statement about technical education today? If you feel it is the worst of times, it could be that you feel the old ways were satisfactory, and we do not need to change. If you are one who accepts change as good for our students, then you probably see it as the best of times.

Change is a challenge and an opportunity. It is a challenge because we as administrators must provide the leadership to our staff to start thinking outside traditional boxes and develop programs that better serve our students now and in the future. It is an opportunity because the time is right. Our role has changed in the last 30 years, and no one is giving us a clear definition of what role the elementary, middle school, comprehensive high school, area vocational schools, two-year community colleges and four-year colleges play in providing technical education today.

Name: James Stidham

Occupation: Technical Center, Millsaps Career and Technology Center.

Employment History: Vocational director, Starkville Public Schools (1988-present); Starkville, Miss., principal, Chickasaw Academy (19851988); contractor/carpenter, G. M. Stidham & Son Construction (1980-1985); vocational director, Webster County Schools (1975-1980); carpenter, general manager, Stidham & Son (1974-1975); industrial arts teacher, Columbus Public Schools (1971-1974)

Education: Holmes Community College, AA; Mississippi State University, BS, industrial arts; Mississippi State University, M.Ed., administration

ACTE Involvement:

Region: Voting delegate (1996-1999); Region IV planning committee (1998-1999).

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

Board member, Secondary Vocational Director's Association (1988-1989); vice president, Vocational Director's Association (1989-1990); president, Vocational Director's Association (1990-1991); second vice president, Mississippi Association of Vocational Educators (1996-1997); first vice president, Mississippi Association of Vocational Educators (1998-1999); president, Mississippi ACTE

Platform Statement

I am seeking the position of vice president for ACTE's Administration Division because I feel very strongly about the leadership of administrators in our professional organization. The administrators must be the leaders in showing the way to become a more effective organization. Administrators must lead by example. We must be active members and get involved in the organization. We are continually battling the stigma of being "less than." We have made great strides in this area by changing the name of our organization. We, as individuals, must continue to act professionally and dress professionally if we are going to be perceived as professionals. The way a person dresses and acts sends a message about your professionalism. We are no longer the shop teacher out back but the high-tech teacher and administrator at the front of the building leading our students into the next millennium.

Agricultural Education Division Vice President

Name: Charles E. Miller

Occupation: Agricultural education instructor

Employment History: Agricultural education instructor, Lancaster OH Schools (1994-present); adjunct instructor, Ashland University (1995-present); lecturer, Ohio State University (1998); agricultural education instructor, Amanda Local Schools (1980-1994)

Education: Master's, Agriculture Ed. and leadership, Ohio State University; BS, vocational education, Ohio State University

ACTE Involvement:

Division: Division conference (1987-94, 1996-98); National Policy Seminar (1998); program chair (1996); ACTE & NAAE membership for 20 years.

Region: Region I Policy Committee (1997-98); Region I Conference Planning Committee (1997-98)

Committees: Division representative, Legislative Committee (1996-present); Region I Technology Committee (1999)

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

Presented to hundreds of agricultural educators, other teachers and school board members though the Kellog Agri-Science Fellowship, the National School Boards Association and the Christa McAulliffe Fellowship of the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education; secretary, vice-president, president, Ohio Agricultural Education Teachers Association (1987-1994); president, legislative chair for the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education (1995-1999); Ohio FFA Board of Trustees (1993-1996); legislative intern, national FFA Alumni (1987); NAAE Outstanding Program (1991); outstanding teacher, OACTE (1994); outstanding teacher, NAAE (1994); chair, Fairfield Soil & Water Conservation Board; Ohio Vocational Leadership Institute (year-long training program for vocational leaders in Ohio)

Platform Statement

The Agricultural Education Division faces many new challenges in the coming year. Among them is the ability of the professional organization to serve the membership and lead into the next century. There is a need for further development of a strong, supportive professional organization. My experiences in this division have been numerous, and my experiences outside the agriculture area have allowed me to be better at what I do as a classroom teacher and to realize the importance of teacher education, state supervision and my professional organization. The need for a strong professional organization for all in our division as well as other divisions will be critical if we are to keep up the high standards we in the Agricultural Education Division expect. Additionally we need to further develop our partnerships with industry and better prepare ourselves as professionals for the agriculture industry. I believe my wide range of experience will help us to look at ourselves and build upon strengths and eliminate weakness in the future.

Name: Woodie Pugh, Jr.

Occupation: Agriscience technology teacher

Employment History: Agricultural education teacher (1979-present), Clarke County Board of Education (1979-present) Alabama; special education teacher (1978-1979); forklift driver, Dunlop Tire & Rubber (1976-1978); courier, Henderson National Bank (1974-1976)

Education: BS, Alabama A & M University; MS, Alabama A & M University

ACTE Involvement:

Agricultural Education Division, Outstanding Service Award (1997)

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

Presenter, Alabama Global Vision (1997); member, Mount Vernon Ladies Association Barn Building Curriculum Project Participant (1996); FFA recruitment video, showed recruitment ideas for chapter (1995); chairman, National Association of Agricultural Educators Diversity Committee (1994-1999); FFA New Horizons Editorial Board (1995-1998); vice chairman, Clarke County Forestry Planning Committee (1997-present); Children's Center of Clarke County, Inc. Board of Directors (1996); Jackson Volunteer Fire Department (1997-present); Clarke Educators Federal Credit Union Board of Directors (1996-present); Honorary State Farmer Degree (1996); vice chairman Clarke County Forestry Planning Committee (1995-present); Southern Association of Schools member; NAAE 50th Year Anniversary Committee (1998)

Platform Statement:

With over 20 years of vocational education experience, currently as an Agri-Science teacher at Clarke County high school in Grove Hill, Alabama, my task is to provide a successful instructional and experience-based program. I conduct a combination of both to enable students to make sound career choices. My students receive specialized training to prepare them for their occupation. Another important phase of my program is organized adult instruction.

We rely on the community for resources and involvement. We are fortunate for the remarkable support we get from parents, citizens, local businesses and industry in numerous capacities. The involvement of the local businesses plays a vital role and strongly impacts the students. The combination gives the students an opportunity to get first-hand knowledge of what to expect in certain careers. A major highlight of this program comes when a former student speaks to the class and relates how vocational education played an important role in helping them make a successful career choice.

The vocational program has come a long way in regards to females. They have become a vital part of the program's success. They are efficient, knowledgeable, hard working and held to the same standards and requirements as the male students.

Adult Workforce Development Division Vice President (Formerly Employment and Training Division)

Name: Sandra Borrelli

Occupation: Consultant

Employment History: Consultant, Edutracs (1999-present); administrator, Truckee Meadows Community College; training supervisor, Nevada State Welfare Office (1986-1999); manager, Greyhound Cooperation (1977-1985)

Education: BA, psychology, San Francisco State University; BA, social Work, University of Nevada, Reno

ACTE Involvement:

Division: Hosted conference in May 1999. Have attended and participated in Division activities for the past 7 years. Also represented division at various meetings and gave presentations for the division.

Region: Active in Nevada activities for occupational education and training

Committees: Resolutions (1998)

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

Member: AAUW, ASTD, NCOE, School Social Work Organization; active in training activities with Washor County Sheriffs Office

Platform Statement

I cannot think of a better organization to be a member of than ACTE in this dynamic time of growth and change in our country and abroad. There has never been a more appropriate time for an organization dedicated to career and technical education to take on a leadership role in the drive to create a skilled, informed workforce.

The Adult Workforce Development Division is the vehicle for developing and implementing programs and procedures which keep pace with the changing needs of the workforce. I not only support the efforts of ACTE, but I have been actively promoting the ideals in my professional life.

I created a nationally recognized occupational program at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada. The name of the program is SMART STARTS, and I was honored to have Techniques magazine publish a report on the program in the May 1999 issue. The program provides competency-based training in computer applications, English, business math and employment readiness preparation.

I had the pleasure of hosting, organizing and coordinating the 1999 Employment and Training Conference in Reno, Nevada. Its purpose was to bring professionals in all areas of vocational training and education together. It was not only a great opportunity to share ideas, but it increased the awareness of our mission in our community.

Name: Ronald Cassidy

Occupation: Director, postsecondary vocational education

Employment History: Director, Licking County JVSD (1979-present); supervisor, Muskingum, Mideast, OH JVSD (1978-1979); analyst, A. H. Williams Company (1977-1978); marketing teacher, Boardman Local School (1975-1977); marketing teacher, Bowling Green Local (1972-1975)

Education: BA, business administration, Kent State University; MS, edu cation, Kent State University

ACTE Involvement:

Division: Adult Workforce Development

Region: Region I Policy Committee (1993-1996); Region I vice president (1996-1999)

Committees: Resolutions (1996-1988); Convention Planning (1983-1985); Delegate to Assembly (1988-1989); Executive Committee (1996-1999); Membership (1990-1992); Legislative (1991-1994); Audit (1986-1987)

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

Sectional president, Adult Vocational Education Association (1988-1989); secretary-treasurer, Adult Vocational Education Association (1989-1990); regional director, Adult Vocational Education Association; president, Ohio Vocational Association (1988-1989); president, Ohio Postsecondary Adult Vocational Education Association (1986-1987)

Platform Statement

Our Division faces many challenges in the next three years. Our name change is just the beginning to reorganizing and strengthening our division. We have seen many changes in workforce needs in the last decade, but the new century will reinforce the need for a strong workforce to be competitive in our global economy. Staying competitive will require a system in which workers can receive the training and retraining which meets the skill needs of their employers.

It is dependent on us to be recognized as the system that keeps America working and competitive. It is time that we as a Division prepare our members to meet the new challenges of tomorrow's workforce. We need to:

* Prepare our members through quality professional development and information networking to enhance the quality of instruction we deliver on a daily basis throughout this great nation.

* Recognize exemplary approaches and new techniques in delivering training and education to our customers.

* Promote our programs to business and industry as viable options to meeting their workforce needs.

I believe in strong professional development, promoting membership, and membership recognition. When elected as your vice president I will work diligently toward these goals.

Guidance Division Vice President

Name: Clifford Harris

Occupation: Regional administrator

Employment History: Regional administrator, Oklahoma Dept of Vo - Tech (1998-present); coordinator, career development, Oklahoma Dept of Vo-Tech (1997); career specialist, Oklahoma Dept of Vo-Tech (1988-1997); insurance and security sales, A. L. Williams Financial Services Co. (1982-1988); program leader for youth development, Langton University Cooperative Extension (1978-1982); guidance counselor and classroom teacher, Oklahoma City Public Schools (1971-1918); youth agent, Oklahoma State University Extension Service (1970-1971)

Education: BA, Central State University; MS, Central State

ACTE Involvement:

Region: Attended the Region IV conference the past two years as a delegate from the OVA Guidance Division

Committees: ACTE Legislative Committee (1998-present)

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

Okla. Career Development Association, President (1993-1994); OVA Guidance Division president (1998-99); chair, OVA Guidance Nominating Committee (1999-2000); guidance representative, Oklahoma Vocational Association Council (1990-1993); member, Oklahoma Dept of Vo-Tech Diversity Action Committee (1999-present); parliamentarian (1991-1992), awards chair (1989-1991); and president of the Oklahoma Association for the Advancement of Black Americans in Vocational Education (1994-1996).

Platform Statement

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

--Martin Luther King

This is the case for Guidance and the work that lies ahead. During this time of educational reform and employers voicing the need for well-prepared workers, the ACTE Guidance Division must meet the challenges of this continually changing world. Why? Because students are and always will be our first priority! How do we accomplish this? I believe:

* We must work to sustain and build on the successes achieved by the School-to-Work initiatives.

* We must promote the notion that all students should have a plan of study, developed jointly by parents, students and counselors.

* ACTE Guidance members should be kept abreast of issues that will assist them in continuing to provide quality guidance services and in collaborating with all ACTE divisions.

* We must stay active in influencing legislation favorable to our ability to provide guidance services.

Hence, I pledge my very best to be a leader who will help us meet the challenges that we face now and in the future.

Name: Judy Petersen

Occupation: District guidance project manager, high school guidance counselor

Employment History: Guidance project specialist/guidance counselor, Granite School District, Granger High School, Utah (1999-2000); adjunct instructor, University of Utah (1999-2000); guidance specialist, Utah State Office of Education (1993-1999); guidance counselor, Granite School District (1986-1993); teacher, Adult and Community Education (1980-1986); teacher, Jordan School District (1977-1980)

Education: MS, University of Utah (1987); BA, University of Utah (1977)

ACTE Involvement:

Division: Guidance Division Policy Board (1995-2000); articles for Guidance Division Report, Techniques (April 1999) and Guidance Division newsletter (fall 1998); attended AVA conventions (1995-1999), AVA/ACTE presenter (1998-1999)

Region: Region V 2001 Conference Planning Committee; Utah Vocational Educator of the Year Region V (1999); Region V Conference, Rapid City, South Dakota (1999)

Committees: Editorial & Publications Committee (1998-2001)

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

President, Utah School Counselor/Vocational Guidance Association (1990-1991); Board Member UVA (1990-1993); Board Member USCA (UVA Guidance Division) (1989-present)

Platform Statement

I believe a critical issue facing students and parents today is getting accurate and up-to-date information to assist them in planning for the students life after high school. Students, parents and educators need to be aware of what it takes to succeed in school and the world of work; what education and training options are available; and how important and relevant high school is as a preparation for students next steps.

This and more can be accomplished through the implementation of a comprehensive, developmental guidance program in our schools. I am committed to the implementation of comprehensive guidance programs nationwide. I have experienced first-hand the positive impacts a program approach to guidance can have on all students in the schools. Research indicates that when guidance counselors have time, resources and the structure of a comprehensive guidance program to work in, good things happen:

* Students take more demanding courses

* Students take more vocational/technical courses

* Students develop and use career plans

* Students report their job preparation as better

* Guidance program interventions improve academic achievement

If elected vice president of the Guidance Division of ACTE, I commit to provide leadership for guidance and career counselors in the implementation of comprehensive guidance programs for all students.

Health Occupations Education Division Vice President

Name: Robert Velarde

Occupation: Department chair

Employment: Department chair, health science education (1989-present), Brewster Technical Center; health occupations instructor, Armwood High School, Seffner, FL (1988-1989); nurse clinician, Coram Health Services (1987-1988), Tampa, FL; chief executive officer, Centro Espanol Hospital (1985-1987), Tampa, FL; assistant administrator, Centro Espanol Hospital (1975-1985); charge nurse, Brookwood Medical Center (1973-1975); surgical technician/staff nurse, Centro Espanol Hospital (1968-1973)

Education: Diploma, St. Petersburg Junior College; AA, Hillsborough Community College; BA, Samford University, MS, Golden State University

ACTE Involvement:

Division: Policy Committee (1994 to 1997); chair, Operating Policies Committee (1997-1999); Critical Issues Committee (1994-1997)

Committees: Nominating Committee (1995)

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

President, Health Occupations Educators Association of Florida (1995-1997); vice president, Florida Association for Career & Technical Education (1997-present); Florida Nurses Association District #4 Nominating Committee (1999-2001); Chair-Florida Vocational Association (1998-1999)

Platform Statement:

Health occupations education continues to be impacted by the restructuring of healthcare delivery systems. As educators we are charged with responding to the workforce needs of our industry partners by preparing healthcare workers. Quite often we find ourselves responding to these needs without ever being involved in the planning process. As educators and healthcare professionals we have the ability to provide valuable input not only from an education perspective, but also from a healthcare background.

Our division needs to be at the forefront of planning for those changes involving the preparation of healthcare professionals. As an association whose membership represents a broad range of professional healthcare disciplines and educational institutions, we are uniquely qualified to speak on behalf of not only health occupations education, but technical and career education. We need to capitalize on the talents and diversity of our members to effect our goals.

The key to our success is to provide a forum for the membership where communication, networking, the dissemination of research, and the recognition of exemplary teachers and programs are ongoing. We will be recognized as a value not only to our members but also to the healthcare/educational community.

Name: Mary Alice Kleber

Occupation: Postsecondary administrator

Employment History: Academic affairs officer, Kentucky Community and Technical College System (1998-present); program director for H & HS, Department for Technical Education (1995-1999); practical nursing coordinator, Jefferson Technical College (1990-1995); practical nursing instructor, Jefferson Technical College (1983-1990); staff nurse, Baptist Hospital East (1980-1983); practical nursing instructor, Jefferson Technical College (1973-1978); staff and charge nurse, Kentucky Baptist Hospital (1970-1973)

Education: MS, University of Louisville; BS, Bellarmine College

ACTE Involvement:

Division: HOE Policy Committee (representing state supervisors) (1997-present); Nominating Committee liaison (1997-present); reviewed Catherine Junge Scholarship applications (1998-99)

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

NASAHOE member (1995-present); member, Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education; Kentucky delegate (1997); attend annual state meeting; member and state adviser (1983-present); Health Occupations Students of America (1995-present); HOSA Board of Directors (1998-present)

Platform Statement:

I have been involved with technical education for 21 years as a teacher, a program coordinator, and the state program director for all health programs in Kentucky, Experience in each area has given me insight into issues that affect each affiliate. My goal will be to promote collaboration and appropriate representation in order to advance secondary and postsecondary educational initiatives that will positively impact all HOE members.

As we enter the new millennium, change and progress will occur at an unprecedented rate and with that a new era for technical education. We need to be cognizant of initiatives that focus on improving student achievement and preparation for postsecondary education and careers. We as teachers, administrators and teacher educators must ensure that our educational systems provide programs that will meet the needs of each student as well as business and industry.

The HOE-HOSA partnership is important to the organization. Our future healthcare workers and many HOE members will come from this sector. The impact that HOSA has on our secondary and postsecondary students is profound. I will strive to strengthen this partnership. The motto, "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" should be our guiding principle because partnerships and collaboration are essential to HOE's success.

Region V Vice President

Name: Mike Gillispie

Occupation: Agricultural education Instructor, Golf Course Management Instructor

Employment History: Agricultural education instructor, Peoria Unified School District (1990-present); agricultural education instructor, Deer Valley Unified School District (1986-1990); mechanics technician, University Of Arizona (1985-1986)

Education: MS, BS, AA agricultural education, University of Arizona; BA, University of Arizona

ACTE Involvement:

Committees: Policy Committee (1997-1999); Region V Conference Committee (1999)

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

Chairman, Arizona Vocational Association and Arizona Agriculture Teachers Association (1995-1999); president, Arizona Vocational Association (1994); NVATA Outstanding Young Member, Region I (1991); president, Arizona delegation (1992); NVATA conference attendee (1993, 1997); NAAE Region I candidate for vice president (1998); NVATA Region I Committee (1990-1993); Arizona delegation representative (1996-1998); National FFA Partner for a Safer Community Team Trainer (1996)

Platform Statement

My commitment to you, the members of the Association for Career and Technical Education, is excellence in service and vision for the future. As a candidate for the office of vice president, I would like to share my vision regarding the future direction of ACTE. With the current reforms in education, our association also needs to be proactive in our endeavors. I believe that we need to continue to serve as instructional leaders, develop innovative ways to infuse critical thinking skills and academic rigor in our programs, find new ways to attract and keep quality teachers and provide our members with a strong legislative voice in Congress. Providing sound leadership, a solid and innovative program of work, relevant educational conferences and the opportunity to network with other professionals will be my agenda as vice president of Region V of ACTE. I believe our association can provide the vision for the future of all education. It is ACTE's responsibility to develop programs that are geared toward one goal--students succeeding in the world in which they live and work. I promise to provide the kind of service and dedication to our association that will allow us to reach these goals.

Name: Dan Lucero

Occupation: Technical center director

Employment History: Executive Director/CEO, T.H. Pickens Technical Center, Aurora Public Schools (1994-present); associate professor, Colorado State University (1990-1994); dean of instruction, Front Range Community College (1988-1990); assistant director, Larimer County Vo-Tech Center (1978-1988); assistant professor, Colorado State University (1977-1978); assistant supervisor, Colorado state Board for Community Colleges & Occupational Education (1973-1974); business instructor, Community College of Denver (1973-1974); business instructor, Rocky Ford High School (1971-1973)

Education: Ph.D, Colorado State University; Master's, education, Colorado State University; BA, Adams State College

ACTE Involvement:

Region: Secretary, Region V Steering Committee (1991-1992); chair-elect, Region V Steering Committee (1992-1993); chair, Region V Steering Committee (1993-1994)

Committees: Diversity Action (1999-2002); Resolutions (1990-1994); chair, Resolutions (1994)

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

Colorado Vocational Association: Chair, Nominations Committee (1996-1999); state president (1989-1990); state treasurer (1986-1988). Colorado Association of Vocational Administrators: Executive Board-area vocational school representative (1995-1999); Colorado State University liaison to Executive Committee (1990-1993); Colorado Vocational Association liaison (1988-1990); Executive Committee, member at large (1985-1987); Accountability Committee (1983-1985)

Platform Statement

The employment skills essential to success in our economic world continue to intensify a progressively higher degree of development. World-class skills have become critical for success in today's world. In the early 1970s, people were able to enter the workforce with minimal technical skills and fewer "people" skills. Today, most companies require that employees work in "teams," therefore it is imperative that all workers not only have high-quality technical skills, but also "soft" skills that promote employee compatibility and customer service.

As vice president of Region V, I would assist our member state associations in developing strategies to aid students in acquiring the skills to achieve success in our competitive world. I believe that many of our vocational/technical programs have already made the curriculum changes required to meet the needs of the workplace. In some cases, the changes have been mandated, but the implementation strategies have not been developed with unique goals. I would provide leadership to unite and guide the growth of all affiliates. I will work to implement all concepts in the mission statement, listen to your suggestions and strive to accomplish the purposes of ACTE.

Name: Brian Palfreyman

Occupation: State association director

Employment History: Executive director, Utah Association for Career and Technical Education (1993-present); substitute teacher, Weber County School District (1989-1998); legislative affairs director, Ascentra Healthcare (1995-1999); outside sales and fitter, Medico Homes Health Care (1984-1988); assistant manager, Roy and Terrace Pharmacy (1980-1984); classified school employee, Ogden City School District (1974-1980)

Education: BS, Political Science, Weber State University

ACTE Involvement:

Region: Attended Region V conferences for the past five years. Region V representative to Legislative Committee (1997-1999); chair, Legislative Committee (1997-1999); attended other committees while at the Region conference. Working to develop an "equipment needs" within Region V so funding for programs can be lobbied for and programs can meet industry standards. Coordinating the Region V meeting for the year 2001.

Committees: Liaison to ACTE Board of Directors from NEDA (the National Executive Directors Association) (1998-2000); work with the Resolutions Committee

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

Work with state and local school district leaders in promoting career and technical education within the state. Work on the public awareness campaign for the USOE, and help present it to the state legislature. USOE's Summer Conference planning committee (1993) and hosted the annual UACTE, USOE and USHE breakfast. Lobbied the state legislature for continued funding for existing and continuing programs. Served on legislative taskforce committee, especially the Workforce Services Committee, that created a new department within the state, dealing with issues on education of the state's workforce and how local communities can best be served by the workforce.

Platform Statement

It has been said that "it takes a village." We as individuals are part of several villages, whether it is at home, the classroom, the facility room, various meetings, or whatever. Each impacts the others. It is that impact which we must hold each other accountable for; to forge stronger bonds within our respective villages. We need to communicate among ourselves, whether it be locally, statewide, by divisions or regions and nationally. We must ask ourselves: if not me, then who, and if not now, when? We cannot expect others to assume our responsibilities, whether it is to serve on a committee, hold an elected office or just join and work within our respective state associations. If we all are to strengthen our villages, it must start with one and expand from there. For here lies the future, in measurable goals that will work if we strive as a village. I am only one but I am one, one that will work to involve other members of the Region V village, so that all ideas, dreams and goals can be realized. Take the time to vote, for now is the time and we are the who.

Business Education Division Vice President-Elect

Name: Dianna Carpenter

Occupation: Business teacher

Employment History: Roane County High School, Spencer, WVA (1975-present);

Education: AA, Morris Harvey College; BS, Morris Harvey College; MA, Marshall University

ACTE Involvement: Division: Attended AVA (ACTE) national conference in Cincinnati (1996)

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

West Virginia ACTE Conference Planning Committee (1992-1998); chair, Nominating Committee (1995-1996); Audit Committee (1993-1994)

Platform Statement

There is an imminent problem on the horizon for business education. In the near future, there will be a grave need for teachers in all fields. The present teaching population is nearing retirement and it is very apparent that there is a lack of replacements for those leaving the profession. This is even more evident in the area of business education.

It is up to current teachers to promote our profession. Why? Because our subject is an elective course. Our field is one of the first to be "cut" from the curriculum, but our courses provide students with valuable and employable skills needed in the workforce today and in the future.

As business educators, we need to promote our programs, encourage our BEST students to go into the field and make the public aware of our value. It is to our advantage to promote our programs and to encourage parents and students and local businesses to support our programs. The question: How? As educators of technology, we must use that technology to promote our profession. Communication, networking and sharing information will provide us with the means to accomplish that goal. That will be my purpose as your vice president.

Name: Victoria Mullennex

Occupation: Associate Professor

Employment History: Associate professor, Davis and Elkins College (1980-present); instructor, Parsons High School, Tucker County Schools (1976-1980), Parsons, WVA; instructor, A. A. Moore Junior VocationalTechnical Center (1977-1980); faculty assistant and secretary, Business Department, Davis and EIkins college (1974-1976)

Education: Ed.D., curriculum and instruction, West Virginia University; MS, industrial labor relations, West Virginia University; MA, secondary education, West Virginia University

ACTE Involvement:

Division: Legislative chair (1996-1999); delegate twice to the ACTE Assembly of Delegates

Region: Region I Legislative Committee (1993-1994); 1996 Vocational Educator of the Year; Conference Planning Committee (1998); attendee at Region I conference in Columbus, Ohio

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

Participated in the pilot study for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; Southern Business Education Association's Collegiate Teacher of the Year Award (1999); nominated for national Business Education Award

Platform Statement:

As a nominee for vice president, I believe that business education must address the challenges and opportunities in a dynamic environment. I see a strong need to develop a positive mission and strategies to support an empowered leadership in the coming millenium. An opportunity to "make things happen" must come from strong networks, leadership from within and resources for professional development. The enhancement of active leaders and team efforts should address, nurture and focus on visibility and enthusiasm for the discipline of business education.

Business education teachers can be equipped with a toolkit for tomorrow by assembling and activitating talents and tools for successful marketing strategies. This toolkit must move from the hammer in autocratic management to contingency management approaches that enhance creativity and empowerment. Our ruler should measure our visibility with effective communication and positive action through our constitutencies--our legislators, communities, schools, advisory committees, students and professional organizations.

We can be very effective together utilizing and nurturing power sources that create a dynamic synergy to maximize our leadership. We need to be ready to work together by taking off our aprons and begin coloring outside the lines as we prepare flexible plans to build a vision for business education's future.

Family and Consumer Sciences Division Vice President-Elect

Name: Lela Goar

Occupation: State project director

Employment History: New Mexico FHA/HERO-FCCLA state project director, Eastern N.M. University (1989-present); and summer school instructor (1992-1998); FCS teacher-FHNHERO adviser, Clovis Municipal Schools (1980-1989); and FCS night school teacher and FHA/HERO adviser (1968-1971)

Education: Education: MS, home economics, Texas Tech University; BS, home economics, South Texas State University

ACTE Involvement:

Division: Member and participant at all meetings (1989-present); workshop presenter (1998); curriculum showcase presenter (1991, 1993); Policy and Planning Committees (1997-1999); Legislative Committee (1997)

Region: Region IV conference coordinator (2000); Policy Committee (1999); Membership Committee (1996-1998); Public Information Committee (1993-1995); Region IV Meeting Program Committee (1994)

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

NATFACS Legislative Committee chair (1997) and Newsletter Committee (1989-91); NMACTE conference coordinator (2000), Conference Planning Committee (1997-99); Hospitality Committee, member and chair (1990-1997); Awards Committee chair (1992); NMATFACS president (1989-1990); FCSEA president (1997-1999); vice president, membership (1990-1992); state contact (1991); AAFCS/NMAFCS president (1999-2000); Scholarship Committee chair (1994-95); Future Development Committee chair (1993-1994); state conference workshop presenter (1997); workshop presenter, AAFCS (1998); Ruth O'Brien Grant Selection Committee (1999)

Platform Statement:

The need to strengthen the function of the family has never been greater. As Michael Josephson, Josephson Institute of Ethics, stated, "There is a hole in the moral ozone and it is getting bigger." As we enter the new millennium, the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division is taking the lead as the source and voice for strong families. We help young men and women prepare for their multiple roles as wage earner, community leader and family member through leadership development and personal growth opportunities. Family and Consumer Sciences and the FOCLA organization enhance the potential of students of varying abilities to become productive citizens equipped with the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to cope with life and work.

I am honored to be a candidate for vice president of the Family and Consumer Sciences Division. With your support, I pledge my time and energy toward the following goals:

Promote Family and Consumer Sciences to students, the general public, and business and industry.

Work with the other ACTE divisions to set and accomplish goals and make the association stronger.

Increase membership in the division and involvement in ACTE activities.

Name: Sue Shackelford

Occupation: Family and consumer science teacher

Employment History: Marion County Board of Education (1964-1998), Alabama

Education: MA, University of North Alabama; BS, home economics, Florida State University, Florence

ACTE Involvement:

Division: member (1965-1999); Home Economics Division vice president (1980-81); Membership Committee (1987-88, 1988-89); Program of Work Committee (1990-91); Division Board (1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92); chair, Nominating Committee (1991-92); participated in policy and planning meetings (1990-91, 1991-92); attended National Policy Seminar (1984-1999);

Region: Attended Region II fall conferences (1992-99); Legislative Committee member and chair (1993-99); chair, Awards Committee (1996-98); program presenter (1995, 1997, 1998).

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

Member, Coalition for Vocational Home Economics (1993-95); writing team, FACS national standards task force (1996-97); Management Team for National Standards (1997-98); Commission for National Standards (1998-99); Fellowship Honor Roll (1998); NAVHET secretary (1985-87), president (1990-91); Awards chair (1991-92); History chair (1992-93); NAVHET Distinguished Service Award (1995); Alabama Vocational Association (now Alabama ACTE) Constitutional Convention (1982); County Associations Committee (1982-83); CAC chair (1983-84); Program of Work Committee (1983-85); Bylaws Committee (1985-87); Board of Directors (1984-85); Audit Committee chair (1988-90); president (1993-94); Legislative Network chair (1995-96); vice president for governmental affairs (1996-2000)

Platform Statement:

Educational reform is a topic that has the interest of almost every sector of society. Many new initiatives are being discussed and implemented. We in career-technical education know that our programs are the "real courses" that combine academics and applied technology. Statistics show that 75 percent of high school graduates never complete a baccalaureate degree. Career-technical education is an established, reliable delivery system for preparing a competitive workforce for the nation.

The Family and Consumer Sciences Division has a unique focus on fatallies, work and their interrelationships. The division's vision and mission statements are well developed from years of refinement.

I feel that one of the greatest assets I would bring to this position is a broad knowledge base that was developed from participating for 35 years at the local, state and national levels in so many family and consumer science activities. I know that the division has varied affiliates, with unique goals. I also know that this uniqueness is what makes us grow. I would provide leadership to unite and guide the growth of all affiliates. I will work to implement all concepts in the mission statement, listen to your suggestions and strive to accomplish the purposes of ACTE.

Region II Vice President-Elect

Name: Michael McMillen

Occupation: Department chair, technical programs

Employment History: Central Kentucky Technical College (1995-present); technical related instructor, Kentucky Tech Central Campus (1982-1995); part-time evening principal, Madison County AVEC (1988-1989); product designer, Sargent and Greenleaf, Inc. (1978-1981)

Education: BS, Eastern University of Kentucky; MS, University of Kentucky

ACTE Involvement:

Division: New and Related Services Division attendee at 12 of last 13 national conferences

Region: Policy Committee (1993-2002)

Committees: AVA Awards Committee (1996-1997)

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

President (1989-1989); chair, Legislative Committee (1991-1992); chair, Constitution and Bylaws Committee, KACTE (1996-2000)

Platform Statement:

In the year 2001, we will find ourselves celebrating the 75th anniversary of this organization. As Region II vice president, I will strive to:

Increase the professional development opportunities provided to the membership by the Region and ACTE. Technological advances, new delivery systems and the development of new programs will require a strong professional association to provide excellence in training and varied opportunities for leadership development.

See that Region II and ACTE remain a strong voice and an active participant in the legislative process that will be required to meet the challenges of the new millennium. The membership must be well informed and have an opportunity to have input into the legislation that impacts the technical and career programs in their states.

Only by having a strong and well informed membership can we expect to remain a strong voice in the process of change taking place in career and technical education today. ACTE and ACTE Region II can unify the classroom teacher, administrators, policy makers, and business partners to pro. vide the programs in technical and career education necessary for us to move forward in the new millennium.

Name: Connie Smithson

Occupation: Family and consumer sciences instructor

Employment: Hixson High School, Hamilton County, Tenn. (1998-present); Chattanooga City Schools (1987-1997); substitute teacher, Chattanooga City Schools (1985-1987); instructor, adult education, Singer Sewing Company (1975-1985)

Education: BA, Tennessee Technological University; MS, University of Tennessee

ACTE Involvement:

Region: Policy Committee (1998-present); Policy Committee secretary (1999-present); Teacher of the Year (1997) and AVA Teacher of the Year (1998); Strategic Plan Subcommittee (1999-2000); Legislative Network (1999-2000); Region II Fall Professional Development Conference speaker (1998); Region Il co-chair, Professional Development Conference (1996-1997); chair of Tennessee reception at ACTE annual convention (1994-1998)

Other National, State and Local Involvement:

NATFACS state contact (1991-1992); NATFACS Local Arrangements Committee (1994-1995); NATFACS Program of Work Committee (1995); POW Award (1995); Vocational Political Action Committee (1994-present); Kentucky Vocational Conference speaker (1999); Virginia Health Occupations Conference speaker (1999); Tennessee Vocational Association: member (1987- present), Program of Work Committee (1994-1995), president (1995-1996); Tennessee Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (1987-present): president (1991-1992); Future Homemakers of America: member (1968-present), adviser (1987-present)

Platform Statement

What an exciting time it is to be involved in career and technical education! As the new millennium approached, ACTE members have prepared by updating our name, revitalizing effective programs and securing necessary funding. Educators are constantly challenged to prepare young people for living in families, succeeding in the workplace and serving as productive citizens. With all these changes one thing remains constant: Career and Technical Education is a vital link between school and work. ACTE has been my link to a network of dedicated individuals and classroom resources enriching my personal and professional growth. As I have served as TATFACS president, TVA president and ACTE Region II policy member, I have been motivated by serving others dedicated to improving students' lives. Involvement in ACTE has widened my vision and goals for the future of career and technical education. As an association leader my work would support these goals for our region and association: membership growth, effective communication systems, leadership development and public relations initiatives.

Connecting strong traditions of our past to a clear vision of the future, I believe, is the work of an effective leader. I welcome the leadership opportunity to help make that connection.
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