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Meet the 2023- 2024 OkACTE

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Kristal McCathern

Southern Oklahoma Technology Center


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OkACTE represents Region IV in excellence in membership engagement. The association’s success is rooted in mentorship and leadership support, networking opportunities, and professional learning. A key strategy of OkACTE is communication. It is critical that we continue to keep members informed on legislative issues and opportunities to advocate on behalf of CTE. Over the past 13 years, it has been my honor to serve as a T&I instructor in Southern Oklahoma. During my tenure, I took advantage of every opportunity offered by the association to include serving as a Region IV Fellow. My OkACTE experiences have grounded me in the importance of knowing my “why” as it relates to my personal and professional life. Therefore, when I am elected as OkACTE President-Elect, it will be my mission to ensure members understand the "why" we must continue to advocate and tell the career tech story. What is your "Why"?

OkACTE/ACTE Membership: 13 years

Divisional Involvement: 

  • 2020-2023 T&I Treasurer

  • 2021-2023 T&I Leadership Retreat Committee;

  • 2019-2020 Carl Perkins Community Service Award winner

  • 2022-2023 T&I Teacher of the Year winner

OkACTE Involvement: 

  • 2021-2022 OkACTE Fellowship Program for T&I

  • 2019 Carl Perkins Community Service State winner

  • 2022 OkACTE Teacher of the Year finalist

ACTE Involvement: 

  • 2022-2023 Region IV Fellowship Program

  • 2022-2023 Region IV Nominating Committee Member

  • 2022 ACTE Vision

  • 2019-2023 Region IV Conference

  • 2021-2022 National Policy Seminar

  • 2020 Carl Perkins Community Service Award Finalist

  • 2023 Co-Leader Region IV Fellows

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