NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR

THE 2022 OKACTE FELLOWSHIP CLASS!

SUBMISSIONS DUE MAY 13, 2022

2021 OkACTE Fellows

OkACTE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

OkACTE launched the OkACTE Fellowship Program in 2018. The purpose of the Fellowship Program is to:

  • Establish a leadership development program for CTE Educators in OkACTE 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 policy makers 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 OkACTE as a leader in developing an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce.

Guidelines, Program of Work and Additional Information

The Fellowship Program is a one-year commitment from August-August. Each participant will complete the required activities, and submit a final portfolio of their accomplishments to the Fellowship Coordinator.  Final reports are due in August.

Detailed information can be found in the OkACTE Fellowship Program Guidelines and Application. Please note that the application can be submitted electronically.

Applications are due May 13, 2022. 

Please note: Selected Fellows must attend Leadership OkACTE, scheduled August 28 -30, 2022. 

Class IV Meeting Schedule 

August 28-30 : Leadership OkACTE

September 22: Zoom

November 17:  Zoom

December 8: Zoom

January 25/26 : Fellows Meet Up

(25) ODCTE/OSU AG Ed/ Teacher Prep 

(26) Meridian Tech: Advocacy, Leadership 101

*** March/April TBD: Fellows Day at the Capitol ***

 

March 23: National Policy Seminar / Zoom

April 12/13: Fellows Meet Up

Kiamichi Technology Center/ Hamilton Skills Center

May 18: Zoom

June (TBD): Fellows Meet Up

Instructional Leaders Meeting, EOC Tech

July 13: Zoom 

**All bolded meetings are in-person**

PROGRAM INCENTIVES

The Fellows will receive paid registration to attend ACTE’s Region IV conference.

Each selected Fellow will also receive recognition on the OkACTE website, participate in leadership during Oklahoma Summit, ACTE Region IV Conference and be recognized during the General Session at Oklahoma Summit.

In an effort to provide continuous support to the selected Fellows, each OkACTE Division will be asked to endorse candidate(s) from their respective divisions.

SELECTION

The OkACTE Fellows will be identified by a selection process approved by their respective division. The selection factors will be based on the fellowship application & supporting materials. Please note that applicants may be asked to attend an interview session with the selection committee.

CRITERIA

Fellowships are limited to OkACTE members who have at least one year of work in Career & Technical Education.

Applicants must submit:

1. A completed application form.

2. A one-page letter expressing your interest in & commitment to serving as an OkACTE Fellow; and how you intend to use the learning obtained as a result of the Fellowship.

3. A letter of support from your principal, director or immediate supervisor.

Please complete the application & submit with your support materials to one of the following:

• Email: okacte@okacte.org

• Mail: OkACTE Fellowship Program

2801 N. Lincoln Blvd. Ste.130

Oklahoma City, Ok 73105

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EMILY
BROWN

New & Related Services

Emily is an Instructional Designer at Moore Norman Technology Center. 

​emily.brown@mntc.edu

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RYAN 
DUNN

Trade & Industrial Services

Ryan is a Criminal Justice Instructor at Central Technology Center. 

ryan.dunn@centraltech.edu

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SARA
EDWARDS

Postsecondary Adult Career Education 

Sara is a Adult Education Instructor at Northeast Technology Center.

sara.edwards@netech.edu

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KRISTAL 
MCCATHERN

Trade & Industrial Education

Kristal is a Cosmetology Instructor at Southern Technology Center. 

kmccathern@sotech.edu

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RANDA
PIRRONG

Administration Division

Randa is the Director of Professional Development and Coordinator at Francis Tuttle Technology Center.

randa.pirrong@metrotech.eduu

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JOY 
SALCEDO

Business, Marketing, Information Technology Education

Joy is the Interactive Media Instructor at Kiamichi Technology Center.

jdsalcedo@eufaula.k12.ok.us

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JOSEPHINE 
SCOTT

Health Education 

Joesphine, better known as Josie, is a Simulation Lab Coordinator at Metro Technology Centers. 

josie.scott@metrotech.edu

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KIM 
SMITH

Business, Marketing, Information Technology Education & STEM

Kim is a IT Programs Coordinator at Tulsa Technology Center

kim.smith@tulsatech.edu

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RACHEL 
SNIDER

Administration 

Rachel is the Director of Student Services at Autry Technology Center.

rsnider@autrytech.edu

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CINDY
SRITE

Health Education 

Cindy is a Surgical Technology Program Director at Metro Technology Centers. 

cindy.srite@metrotech.edu

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STEPHEN
TILLINGHAST

Agricultural Education 

Stephen is an Agricultural Education Teacher and FFA Advisor at Jenks Public School. 

stephen.tillinghast@jenks.org

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JOSHUA
YOUNGER

Trade & Industrial Education

Josh is a Welding Instructor at Moore Norman Technology Center. 

joshua.younger@mntc.edu

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MICHAEL
CULWELL

Program Advisor

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BRENT 
CASEY

Program Advisor

Don’t wait to be asked…Register and Go!

Region IV is just around the corner and, it is right here in OKC! Conferences and workshops are a great place to share best practices, gain new information and build your network.  We have resourceful and creative professionals working in our CareerTech system. Do not be bashful about sharing the great work you are doing every day. Your knowledge and experience could benefit thousands of students and employees across the state. It is easy to think “it is too time consuming to submit to be a presenter” or “I just can’t give up a day to attend”.  However, it has been my experience that the knowledge and relationships built comes back tenfold. It only takes a few minutes to responds to a “call for presenters” or to register as an attendee.

- Robyn Castleberry, Moore Norman Technology Center

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