State Director Resources

State Director Resources

This page serves as a one-stop-shop for State CTE Directors. As such, this page may only be viewed by State Directors. Please find below all of the information and resources you will need regarding Advance CTE’s State Membership. 

About Your State Membership

Advance CTE state membership consists of two elements — the State CTE Director and your designated state members. All memberships are valid from July 1 to June 30, and each spring, Advance CTE begins its dues renewal cycle. As the State CTE Director, you have the power to designate up to four individuals to be covered by your state’s membership dues at no additional cost. Adding these four individuals to your state membership is voluntary and an extra member benefit extended to states. As the State Director, you can change your members at any time by visiting the Member Compass. State Directors are also able to add more than four individuals to the state membership for an additional additional $75 each. 

Manage Your Membership

Learn Who is on Your State Team

Wondering who is covered by your state’s membership? Check out your state member dashboard. On this dashboard, you will see members who are currently active.

Change Your State Members

Add or remove individuals from your state membership. The policy allows you to make changes at any time to your state membership composition. Advance CTE will review your submission within two business days to ensure the submission meets the policy’s guidelines. Members will receive an email titled, “Welcome to Advance CTE” when active in our systems.

Professional Development Opportunities

Regional Calls are State CTE Director ONLY. If you’d like to invite someone from your staff, please email [email protected]
Our next regional calls will be announced soon! Please notice your region, the time of your call and the link to join.

Region A: Board Representative: Elizabeth Bennett, Massachusetts (Term expires June 30, 2025) 
Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virgin Islands 

Region B: Board Representative: Brittney Williams, Louisiana (Term expires June 30, 2023
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Region C: Board Representative: Colleen McCabe, Wisconsin (Term expires June 30, 2025) 
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin 

Region D: Board Representative: Michelle Aldrich, Wyoming (Term expires June 30, 2024) 
Utah Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming

Region E: Board Representative: Cathie Raymond, Arizona (Term expires June 30, 2023) 
Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Guam

Semi-informal office hours for Advance CTE members on newly-developed resources where content experts to share a bit more about Advance CTE resources, discuss how states can use the resources and answered your questions in real-time.

Learn More About Professional Development

New State Director Institute

In 2017, Advance CTE launched a leadership program to empower and support new State CTE Directors in developing and advancing comprehensive policies, infrastructure and programming that leads to, and sustains, high-quality and equitable Career Technical Education (CTE) for each learner in their states. Since 2015, more than 85 percent of states have experienced at least one CTE leadership change, underscoring the importance of this work and Advance CTE’s investment in formal leadership development. The New State Director Institute uses a cohort model to support first-year State CTE Directors by connecting them with mentors and other national leaders, to resources and by offering instructional workshops designed to assist them as they develop and implement their vision for CTE.

Any questions?

Please contact Membership at [email protected] or 301-588-9630.