Jul 10

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Be sure to attend the CACTE Business Meeting during the 2017 CACTE CareerTech Summit on Thursday, July 20 from 8:30 – 9:30 am to cast your vote!



Kimberly Baldwin is a Career & Technical Education teacher with three decades of experience.  She has taught Family & Consumer Sciences in grades 6-12 in a variety of educational settings from rural to suburban school district in Iowa, Kansas and Colorado.  Currently, she teaches at Ponderosa High School in Douglas County and was recognized this summer as one of the top 3 Family & Consumer Sciences teachers nationally by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences!

Active involvement in professional associations is important to Kimberly.  She served as  an ACTE Fellow in 2016, learning the in’s and out’s of the association from a national perspective.  She has presented at CATFACS and VISION conferences and served on the CATFACS and CACTE Boards.  Kimberly has also served as the Colorado Association for Family & Consumer Sciences President.


Colorado CTE is beginning its second century with challenges that will cause us to be not just Educators but Advocates and Leaders.  I am seeking to be your President-Elect for CACTE to further the voice of CTE in Colorado and our nation.

CACTE has three main goals: Educate, Advocate, Lead.  Each of these is a factor in why I would like to assist CACTE to work towards the goals.

The goal to educate is foundational to what we do in the classroom. Daily we guide our learners and help them, to achieve their goals. We also need to collaborate to educate our colleagues with best practices for learning. I have presented at CATFACS, CACTE, Region V and Vision.

Advocating for CTE programs begins in our communities and then the state house.  Congress is also a vital link in advocating for CTE.  I have met with leaders at each of these levels to advocate for CTE.

Lead:  As members we must develop leaders in all areas of CTE to address the challenges that education is facing and to develop a new generation of educators and leaders.  I have completed the ACTE Fellow Program and am the Merit Winner for AAFCS National Teacher of the Year.

I look forward to working with Colorado ACTE.




Jen Girvin is no stranger to Career and Technical Education. Because of serving as a local, district and state officer in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America in high school, she went to school to become a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher.  After teaching a few years in southern Indiana, she moved to Indianapolis to become the Indiana FCCLA and HOSA (Future Health Professionals) State Adviser. Jen moved to Colorado in 2009 to work as the Colorado HOSA State Advisor and Assistant Program Director. She’s spent the last three years living in Texas and Georgia, working for both National HOSA and Georgia FCCLA. Jen is very excited to be back in Colorado to continue working in the CTSO world as the Colorado FBLA-PBL State Adviser.  In her spare time, Jen and her husband, Alex, dream of all the places they would love to travel! Alex continues to play the lottery in hopes of funding the “around the world” travel!


I have long enjoyed being a part of leadership teams. I am organized and detailed and my favorite leadership position is that of secretary. Providing an account of meeting minutes to the leadership team in a timely manner can assist in the organization’s forward movement. I look forward to potentially serving CACTE as the Secretary and giving back to this organization that means so much to Career and Technical Education!


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