Nominations--2021

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President-Elect  

Matthew White

TIEGA

PLATFORM

CTAE educators impact their students through the building and sustaining of positive relationships, both of which require a lot of effort and giving of yourself. Maintaining this while avoiding burnout requires finding a way to refill your cup on a regular basis. Having the right combination of support from administrators, colleagues, and family is essential to being able to accomplish this but there are a few other ways to do this as well. I found out early in my career that I can also refill my cup by helping and giving back to my colleagues and peers. To me, being able to help others and providing encouragement to my fellow teachers is almost as impactful as helping one of my students. I have worked to serve my fellow CTAE teachers through my involvement and service on several boards and/or committees since my first year as a CTAE educator. I’ve had the pleasure of being asked to facilitate professional development, acting as a resource to answer the odd question, point someone in the direction of another resource they needed, or just being there to listen. I have had the privilege to serve on both the TIEGA & GACTE boards, the GACTE awards committee and public relations committees, ACTE Region II’s social media committee, & GADOE

Priority 3 Committee: Teacher Recruitment & Retention. Through my work over the years as a CTAE educator I have been honored to be a graduate of the first class of LEAD CTAE, receive a CEFGA Leadership Award, & the Statesboro High School Teacher of the Year. As a SkillsUSA advisor, I had the great fortune to coach students to numerous wins at the state level and silver medalist at the SkillsUSA national leadership and skills competition. An academic teacher educates and inspires. A coach motivates and leads. A counselor listens and offers guidance. A craftsman masters and utilizes specialty skill sets. An engineer plans and designs solutions. An accountant monitors and directs finances. A marketer promotes and changes opinions. A logistics coordinator tracks inventory and manages supplies. A CEO creates a vision and steers the company to achieve it. And a CTAE educator— well, you are all of those—and more! So if you are ever fortunate enough to have found yourself in that position, then know you walk among a pantheon of the elite. Only a select few possess the abilities to achieve and maintain such a status. And for that reason, CTAE educators should be viewed as the pinnacle of achievement. I believe this and if I have the great fortune to serve as the next president-elect of GACTE, my goal will be to get everyone to believe in this as much I do.

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Secretary

Debra Lary

WBL/YAP

PLATFORM

Years ago, I saw a North Carolina County’s CTE slogan which is “Learning today, earning tomorrow”. This slogan, in my opinion, captures everything that Work-Based Learning and CTAE are all about. In my 19 years as a CTAE teacher and WBL coordinator, I have been extremely passionate about preparing our students for the world of work. My goal has always been to assist in equipping them to become productive citizens with hands on skills to fulfill their life passion. During my time as a business teacher, I worked extremely hard mentoring students through FBLA and received several chapter awards. I also was on the Georgia Business Education Association Board (GBEA) for several years and taught many professional development classes at Field of Dreams and at the GACTE Conference. As Work-Based Learning Coordinator, I have assisted many students with obtaining life changing jobs and internships. I truly felt my journey as a business education teacher came full circle when I became a WBL coordinator. As WBL coordinator, I’ve been the NE Region Chair and am currently immediate Past-President of the Georgia WBL Executive Board. Additionally, I have taught many professional development classes at the WBL and GACTE Conferences. In conclusion, my philosophy is that our students cannot grow and succeed unless we constantly pour into them valuable employability and life skills lessons. This is what GACTE stands for. This is what I stand for.

Executive Board

Nominations & Qualifications

GACTE Executive Committee

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

  • President

  • President-Elect (yearly)

  • Past President

  • Secretary (expires 2021)

  • Treasurer (expires 2023)
     

(Note: In 2021, President-Elect and Secretary will be open for election.)

 

And Vice Presidents from the following divisions:

  • Administration

  • Agricultural Education

  • Business Education

  • Counseling and Career Development

  • Engineering and Technology Education

  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education

  • Healthcare Science Technology Education

  • Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC)

  • Marketing Education

  • Special Populations

  • Trade and Industrial Education

  • Work-Based Learning/Youth Apprenticeship Program

 

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 2021, the candidate for President Elect cannot come from the Family and Consumer Sciences 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.





2021 Nomination Form

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