Crystal Cheek
2015-2016 NCACTE President

"Welcome to the official website of the North Carolina Association for Career and Technical Education.Please explore the website for information regarding the organization, how to join, and important links to resources which will help you be more successful in your career."

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! My name is Christy Cheek and I am proud to serve as the NCACTE President this year. I am entering my twenty-eighth year in education and am happy to say it has all been with Buncombe County Schools. I began my career as a Marketing Education Teacher at Enka High School, then I served as a Career Instructional Coordinator for the district, and now I am thankful to be the CTE Director. Throughout my journey, mentors have encouraged me and provided me tips and resources that I have used to help me be successful in my roles.

Mentors, advocacy, leadership opportunities, professional development are all advantages of belonging to our professional organization NCACTE - North Carolina Association of Career and Technical Education. Each program area has a division, and each division needs people like you to get involved to help lead and promote the values of CTE and NCACTE. I encourage you to take advantage of opportunities to serve on committees and/or serve as a chairperson of a division or state committee. You may decide to run for an office or volunteer to lead the professional development. Whatever the opportunity, take advantage of it so you can grow as a professional.

Whether you are a veteran member, new member, or thinking about joining, the rewards of membership are endless. If you need further information on NCACTE, contact your Division's President and ask them how to get involved, or you can contact me and I will assist you.

My goals for the year are simple and revolve around helping our members understand how our association operates on all levels. It is important to communicate openly and transparently with our members and build leadership capacity within all divisions. My second goal is to promote CTE and NCACTE. All stakeholders, both internal and external, need to know what we are and what we do. Celebrate the success stories in your schools, districts, and program areas. Tell your story. Share your successes and provide tips to others. You are a wealth of knowledge.

Our theme this year is, "We Have the Power!" Let's use that power to make Career and Technical Education and NCACTE the best it can be! I look forward to seeing you throughout the year and I wish you the best.

Strategic Plan 2015-2016

Executive Director Ruth Huff 7021 Goshen Road Oxford, NC 27565 Tel:(919)693-3962 Fax:(877)663-1146

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