Dr. Sarah Heath serves as 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.