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The ACTE National Leadership Fellowship Program began in 2009 as an Opportunity Fund project initiated by the ACTE Board of Directors. The purpose of the ACTE Fellowship Program is to:

  • help establish a leadership development program for CTE educators in ACTE and assist individuals in further developing their leadership skills in CTE and their involvement in professional associations

  • provide an opportunity for CTE educators to become familiar with and participate in the processes used by policymakers in the development and implementation of laws, regulations and other public policies at the local, state and federal levels

  • identify, train and motivate a cadre of leaders who will continue to position ACTE as a leader in developing an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce

In summary, the ACTE Fellowship Program is an instrument to provide professional development, policy knowledge and leadership development.

Colorado ACTE is proud to claim one of these distinguished 2024 Fellows as a member! Michelle Dennis, representing the Family & Consumer Sciences Division, is a member of the "experienced" cohort. Michelle is the Program Director of FCS at CCCS and serves on the CATFACS Board.

ACTE promotes high quality CTE programs for diverse audiences. We continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diversity of the CTE community. We are committed to inclusion, access, equity, and diversity throughout our organization. The IAED Mentorship Program was created with the goal to provide mentors to ACTE members interested in IAED, and to encourage ACTE members interested in IAED to pursue leadership roles in ACTE.

Colorado ACTE is proud to claim two participants in the 2024 IAED Mentorship program! Alexa Green is an ACE Teacher and WBL Liaison at Doherty HS in Co Spgs D11, and currently serves as President of the CACTE ACE Division. Alexa will serve as an IAED Mentor for 2024, after being a Mentee in 2023. Sean Norman is Director of Applied & Advanced Learning for D49 in Co Spgs, and chair of the newly formed IAED Committee for CACTE. Sean is an IAED Mentee for 2024.

Congratulations and know that Colorado ACTE is supporting you in this leadership journey!

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