Advance CTE is the longest-standing national non-profit that represents State Career Technical Education (CTE) Directors and state leaders of CTE. The Advance CTE Board of Directors consists of the Executive Committee and includes the President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Past President, five Regional Representatives, two At-Large State Director Representatives, a State Associate Member Representative and Associate Member Representative.
Executive Committee members are each elected for a one-year term that runs July 1 through June 30. Regional Representatives, At-Large and the Associate Member Representatives are elected for a three-year term that runs July 1 through June 30. Only State CTE Directors can serve on the Executive Committee or as a Regional Representative. Any Non-Organizational, Associate Member is eligible to serve as the Associate Member Board Representative.
The members of the current Board of Directors are listed below:
President - Dr. Marcie Mack, State CTE Director, Oklahoma
Vice President - Ms. Laura Scheibe, State CTE Director, South Dakota
Secretary/Treasurer - Vacant
Past President - Dr. Sarah Heath, State CTE Director, Colorado
Region A - Luke Rhine, Delaware
Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virgin Islands (Term expires: June 30, 2022)
Region B - David Horseman, Kentucky
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia (Term expires: June 30, 2023)
Region C - Colleen McCabe, Wisconsin
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin (Term expires: June 30, 2022)
Region D - Thalea Longhurst, Utah
Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming (Term expires: June 30, 2024)
Region E - Cathie Raymond, Arizona
Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Guam (Term expires: June 30, 2023)
Associate Member Representative - Donna Lewelling, Oregon (Term expires June 30, 2023)
State Associate Member Representative - Victoria Crownover, Colorado (Term expires: June 30, 2022)
At-Large State Director - Katie Graham, Nebraska (Term expires: June 30, 2022)
At-Large State Director - Tiara Booker-Dwyer, Maryland (Term expires: June 30, 2024)
Dr. Marcie Mack, state director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, has been focusing on providing a high-quality education for Oklahomans for more than 25 years. Before becoming the eighth state director of CareerTech, she served as deputy state director/chief operations officer and interim state director for the department. Prior to coming to CareerTech, she served in various other capacities at Autry Technology Center in Enid, Oklahoma.
Under her leadership, Oklahoma’s CareerTech system has implemented multiple advancements to meet the changing needs of industry with a focus on continuous improvement to ensure CareerTech training remains the cornerstone for workforce development in the state. Dr. Mack has created statewide advisory committees with business and industry leaders, students, educators and military personnel. She has advanced CareerTech’s mission amid economic challenges by partnering with various entities to meet the needs of Oklahoma’s workforce.
Dr. Mack continues her passion for CareerTech by building partnerships with business and industry, engaging nationally to represent Oklahoma CareerTech and continually advocating for students. She was honored by Advance CTE as the recipient of the 2017 Star of Education Rising Star Award. This award is presented to a state CareerTech director who displays an unequivocal commitment to the goals and overall mission of Advance CTE. Mack also serves on the Leadership Oklahoma Board of Directors and was just named to the Oklahoma Journal Record Power 2021 for Education. Mack serves on various boards and committees in her capacity as State Director.
Dr. Mack earned a doctorate in educational administration and leadership from Oklahoma State University, where she also completed her master’s degree in telecommunications management. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Mack and her husband, Curtis, have three children and reside on a farm outside of Drummond, Oklahoma.
Laura Scheibe, Vice President
Laura Scheibe serves as South Dakota’s Director for Career and Technical Education and the Director of the Division of College, Career, and Student Success at the South Dakota Department of Education (SD DOE). In that capacity she oversees secondary CTE programs and coordinates closely with the Board of Technical Education to oversee the state’s four public technical colleges. She also guides Jobs for America’s Graduates – South Dakota, school counseling, dual credit, student wellness and supports, and other initiatives that work together to ensure students are prepared for success after graduation. Previously, she was the Deputy Director of the Division of Accountability Systems at SD DOE, running the state’s ESEA accountability process and accreditation of K-12 schools. She led the work to craft South Dakota’s Every Student Succeeds Act state plan; South Dakota’s Vision for CTE, the state’s plan under Perkins V; and works closely on the state’s educational response to COVID-19 and investment of stimulus funding.
Before returning to the Midwest, Ms. Scheibe served for more than a decade as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, in assignments both overseas and in Washington, D.C. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a graduate certificate from the University of South Dakota. Ms. Scheibe serves on the boards of a variety of professional and community organizations. She and her husband Aaron are raising their two young sons in Pierre.
Sarah Heath, Ph.D. , Past President
Dr. Sarah Heath is the State Director for Career and Technical Education for Colorado. In Colorado, Career and Technical Education is managed by the Colorado Community College System and she serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the Colorado Community College System. Dr. Heath has been in this position since July 2015. Prior to her appointment as State CTE Director, Dr. Heath was the Director of Choice Programs for Jefferson County Public Schools, one of the largest school districts in Colorado, for five years. In this role, she was responsible for Career and Technical Education, concurrent enrollment, business and industry partnerships, legislative implementation, and career development initiatives for the district. Prior to this role in Jefferson County Schools, Dr. Heath served the State of Georgia as the Program Director for Business and Computer Science. Georgia is a state driven education system and Dr. Heath was tasked with statewide curriculum and resource development, professional development, and support for teachers in every school district in Georgia. She taught high school Business Education and served as her local FBLA chapter adviser. In addition to her work experience, Dr. Heath served as the National President of the Association for Career and Technical Education as well as the Business Education Division Vice President which provided her opportunities to engage in the national CTE landscape. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia from which she holds a doctorate in psychology for Workforce and Economic Education, a master's degree in education with a focus on Business Education, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems.