2018-2019 GACTE Officer Election Results

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT-ELECT


Yalanda Bell, Fulton County Schools (GCCTA–Administrative Leadership)

Over 10 years ago, I began my leadership journey and it began with GACTE. Joining the GMEA and GACTE board has led to numerous opportunities for me to advocate and promote the great CTAE programs we have in Georgia. The leadership skills that GACTE has developed within me have been invaluable. Being a member and leader within GACTE has allowed me to become a more confident and decisive leader. It has allowed me to look at CTAE through a broader lens and understand the specific student outcomes across all CTAE pathways. It has allowed me to network, emulate, and befriend teachers and colleagues across the state. And I would like to be GACTE President to give back and say thank you to the CTAE community for everything it’s done for me and that started with allowing me to realize my potential as an effective teacher.

 

I believe that in CTAE “Our Teachers Are Our Programs”, meaning that the very essence of our programs begins and ends with effective instruction. I would like to lead GACTE through developing frameworks and programs that (1) help guide new CTAE teachers through research-based instructional practices (2) motivate and inspire CTAE teachers that are mid-career and (3) utilize seasoned CTAE teachers as mentors and advisors. We have great professional learning networks in Georgia and I want to help lead efforts in building instructional practices across all CTAE pathways that include authentic project-based learning and standards-based instruction. If we begin and end with effective instruction in mind, it will allow us to show the positive outcomes that CTAE brings for students who decide to go straight to career, to a 2-year technical college, or to a 4-year university. This will lead to opportunities for us to build turnkey opportunities for future career pathways and utilizing stackable credits with our post-secondary partners, which is imperative as we embark on the future of CTAE.

 

This is a great time for CTAE. There are more efforts, across many different entities, towards preparing students for careers. I would like to use my time as GACTE President to expand the positive messaging and efforts of CTAE that we embrace and impact all students across all career trajectories. CTAE classrooms and programs instill rigorous collaboration, analytical and critical thinking, and academic content skills. We know that students that leave CTAE classrooms are more prepared for graduation and post-secondary life. We need to ramp up our efforts in building a clear and transparent message across all stakeholders about the great work taking place in CTAE classrooms and our critical role in economic and workforce development in Georgia.

 

I am excited about the possibility of being your GACTE President and I look forward to the future of GACTE and our CTAE programs across Georgia.


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWLY ELECTED SECRETARY

Stephanie Windon, Warner Robins High School (GBEA–Business & Computer Science)

I am seeking to become Secretary to continue to play a role in maintaining and building on the organizational strength of Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education (GACTE). The core duties of the Secretary are simple: to support the GACTE Board by setting up board meetings, keeping minutes, handling correspondence, and other duties, but this office has more to offer than just bookkeeping. The following are my platform goals.

 

Membership: As Chair of GACTE Membership Committee, we have created two new programs this past year. The first program, MoverShaker of the Month, was created to recognize outstanding GACTE members. The second program, iContribute Campaign, was created to recruit new and lapsed members to GACTE. I will continue to seek new ways to augment our membership numbers. Listening to our members and continuing to provide networking opportunities is of great importance.

 

Advocacy: With the ever-changing legislative agenda, it is of vital importance that GACTE continue to build on our professional relationships with our government officials to represent and advocate for our membership’s interests and Career and Technical Education. I would advocate that we continue to nurture our relationship with government officials and continue to various public relations campaigns to represent our interests.

 

Education: Sustaining the outstanding educational conferences and other practice resources that our organization offers is of utmost importance. GACTE has taken on the role of ensuring professional development for all divisions of GACTE. I have participated in developing professional development for my division for the GACTE Summer Conference and served as Conference Committee Chair for the Georgia Business Education Association Annual Conference.

 

I am seeking the position of Secretary to continue my involvement and utilize my experience to pursue these goals and more broadly to support the mission and further the vision of GACTE.


 

GACTE Executive Board

The Executive Board, consisting of the President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer, is elected by the GACTE membership.

  • President
  • President-Elect (yearly)
  • Past President
  • Secretary (expires 2018)
  • Treasurer (expires 2020)

Note: In 2018, President-Elect and Secretary will be open for election.

And Vice Presidents from the following divisions:

  • Administration
  • Agricultural Education
  • Trade & Industrial Education
  • Business Education
  • Engineering and Technology Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Guidance & Career Development
  • Healthcare Science Technology Education
  • Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps
  • Marketing Education
  • Special Populations
  • Work-Based Learning/Youth Apprenticeship

Each division may nominate a candidate for the office of president-elect and secretary except for a division having a member currently serving in that office on the Executive Committee.  In 2018, the candidate for President Elect cannot come from the Business Education division and the candidate for Secretary cannot come from the Work-Based Learning/Youth Apprenticeship division.  Individuals from the following membership classifications shall be considered eligible for voting and serving as officers:

  • Professional Member
  • Life Member

Members choosing dual affiliations may hold office representing only their primary division. Members holding dual division membership shall have only one vote in matters pertaining to the Association.

The following membership classification is eligible to run for office:

  • Professional Member

Qualifications for Officers

The president-elect shall:

  • Be a professional ACTE/GACTE member in good standing for at least four (4) consecutive years.
  • Have served within the past five years as a GACTE voting Board Member, GACTE Division Vice President, or a GACTE Division President.
  • Be a recognized leader in the division.
  • Promote all phases of career and technical education and be willing to lend support to all divisions of GACTE.
  • Support and promote the Program of Work of the Association.
  • Be able to give a sufficient amount of time to carry out the duties of the office. (NOTE: The President-Elect will be expected to attend all meetings of the GACTE Board of Directors which meets quarterly and the GACTE Conference Planning Committee which meets regularly throughout the year. During the official year of presidency, the President is expected to attend the ACTE Convention and Career Tech Expo, ACTE National Policy Seminar, GACTE CTSO Legislative Breakfast, and be on-call during the Georgia General Assembly legislative session to come to the State Capitol on behalf of CTAE as needed.)

The president-elect shall serve for a period of one year prior to assuming the duties of the president. The president-elect shall perform such duties as directed by the Board of Directors and/or the Executive Committee.

The secretary shall:

  • Be a professional ACTE/GACTE member in good standing for at least three (3) consecutive years.
  • Be a recognized leader in the division.
  • Promote all phases of career and technical education and be willing to lend support to all divisions of GACTE.
  • Support and promote the Strategic Plan of the Association.
  • Be able to give a sufficient amount of time to carry out the duties of the office.

The treasurer shall:

  • Be a professional ACTE/GACTE member in good standing for at least three (3) consecutive years.
  • Be a recognized leader in the division.
  • Promote all phases of career and technical education and be willing to lend support to all divisions of GACTE.
  • Support and promote the Strategic Plan of the Association.
  • Be able to give a sufficient amount of time to carry out the duties of the office.

The treasurer shall maintain, report, and account for all Association finances and perform such duties as directed by the Board of Directors and/or the Executive Committee. This is a 3-year term of office.

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