Advance CTE Announces New Board Leadership


Advance CTE Announces New Board Leadership

Silver Spring, MD – July 1, 2019 – Today, Advance CTE welcomes its 2019-2020 officers. 

“As this fiscal year begins, so too does the responsibility of the Advance CTE membership to boldly lead the implementation of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). Colorado, like all states, is hard at work engaging stakeholders to ensure that we maximize the opportunities afforded in the law to ensure programs meet the needs of employers and learners alike through a commitment to quality and equity,” said  Dr. Sarah Heath, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Colorado Community College System, and Advance CTE Board President. “I am excited and grateful to serve as the Advance CTE President during this first year of Perkins V and as Advance CTE celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2020. The work we do in CTE is gaining in visibility and support and leading this premier CTE organization, Advance CTE, during this incredible time of opportunity and responsibility is most exciting!” 

In addition to Heath, officers include:

  • Vice President Dr. Marcie Mack, State CTE Director, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education;

  • Secretary/Treasurer Ms. Heather Justice, Division Director College, Career and Military Preparation Division, Texas Education Agency; and

  • Past President Ms. Bernadette Howard, State Director for Career Technical Education, University of Hawaii.

Newly elected board representatives include Mr. Jay Ramsey, Assistant Director of the Student Pathways Division, Vermont Agency of Education, Victoria Crownover, Perkins Plan Manager for the Colorado Community College System, and Katie Graham State CTE Director of the Nebraska Department of Education. 

“We are thankful that our volunteer leadership, the officers and Board of Directors of Advance CTE, are fiercely committed to collaboratively building solutions for weighty issues facing our field such as equity, data quality and robustly and boldly implementing Perkins V,” said Kimberly Green, Executive Director of Advance CTE. “Our collective work is important – now more than ever- working to make sure that each and every learner – of any background, age and zip code – is prepared for their future success in college and careers.”

Learn more about the 2019-2020 officers here

Contact:  Katie Fitzgerald,, 301-588-9630


About Advance CTE
Advance CTE is the longest-standing national non-profit that represents State Directors and state leaders responsible for secondary, postsecondary and adult Career Technical Education (CTE) across all 50 states and U.S. territories. Established in 1920, Advance CTE supports visionary state leadership, cultivates best practices and speaks with a collective voice on national policy to promote academic and technical excellence that ensures a career-ready workforce.