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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.​​

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.

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. Please note that the application must be submitted electronically.

Applications are due May 17, 2024. 

Please note: Selected Fellows must attend Leadership OkACTE scheduled for September 29 - October 1, 2024. 

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.

1. A headshot.

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.

Please complete the electronic application utilizing the link below. 

 

If you have questions about your application, please contact Dazsa Carter:

• Email: dcarter@okacte.org

2023 OkACTE Fellows

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MARGIE
CREAGER

Education Services- Special Populations

Margie is a Career Connection Specialist at Kiamichi Technology Center- McAlester campus. 

mcreager@ktc.edu

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TINA
DAVIS

Business, Marketing, Information Technology Education

Tina is an Instructor at Pontotoc Technology Center. 

tdavis@pontotoctech.edu

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RITA
HARTWICK

Family Consumer Sciences

Rita is a FCS Instructor at Enid High School.

rjhartwick@enidk12.org

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TARAH
LAMB

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Tarah is an Instructor at Poteau Middle School. 

lambt@poteau.k12.ok.us

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JESSICA
MAKER

Family Consumer Sciences

Jessica is a FCS Instructor at Guthrie High School.

jessica.maker@guthrieps.net

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JASON
MURPHY

Trade & Industrial Education

Jason is a Construction Technology Instructor at Tri County Technology Center. 

jason.murphy@tricountytech.edu

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MICHAEL
CULWELL

Program Advisor

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BRENT 
CASEY

Program Advisor

Get Involved!

After 12 years in CTE, I personally never made the connection between OkACTE and my role as a CTE Counselor. However, after attending the Young Professionals of Career Tech and the OkACTE Excellence Events this month, I have finally come to realize the impact my involvement with OkACTE can have on me professionally as well as personally. I first recognized the association wants/needs my involvement as much as I need the continuous advocacy for CTE on the state and national levels. I also recognized the ability the association can provide in my growth professionally and personally. Going out on a limb and away from my comfort zone, these two events allowed me to network with other CTE profession from all over the state. Everyone I met had different roles in our system, which made the conversations rich and meaningful. I am excited by my newfound knowledge of OkACTE and what the future will bring from the opportunity I have been given by being selected as an OkACTE Fellow; I am looking forward to all the learning, networking and growth that will come from my involvement. Lastly, I always stress to my students about the importance of being actively involved in their CTSO, so I am going to take my own advice and get actively involved in OkACTE! 

— Christa Simmons. Moore Norman Technology Center

Fellows Blast

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KAREN
NAIL

Support Staff

Karen is an Executive Assistant at Southern Technology Center. 

knail@sotech.edu

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NANCY
OVERTON

Administration Division

Nancy is the Assistant Campus Director  at Central Technology Center - Drumright Campus.

nancy.overton@centraltech.edu

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MARIA
PALMA

New & Related Services 

Maria is the Creative Marketing Specialist at Autry Technology Center.

mpalma@autrytech.edu

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SCOTT 
SCHAEFER

Counseling & Career Development

Scott is the Career Development Specialist at Meridian Technology Center. 

scotts@meridiantech.edu

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JOE
STEELE

Trade & Industrial Education

Joe is the Apprenticeship Training Coordinator at Meridian Technology Center. 

joes@meridiantech.edu

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KAYLA 
TURNER

Health Career Education

Kayla is a Workforce and Economic Development Health Coordinator at Northwest Technology Center - Alva Campus.

kturner@nwtech.edu

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