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Meet June Sanford, NASDCTEc Past President

“Meet Your Board Member” series continues…

In order for our members to know the individuals who serve them at the national level, NASDCTEc is presenting a blog series called “Meet Your Board Members;” today we are featuring June Sanford, Past President.

 June SanfordJune Sanford joined the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) in 1999 as an education consultant for school-based School-to-Career and Cooperative Work Education programs. She serves as State Director of Career Technical Education and Perkins Program Manager responsible for grant administration, performance accountability data, state-wide program monitoring, and implementation of the Connecticut Career Clusters/Pathway Initiative. June co-chairs the CSDE partnership team for the High School, College, and Workforce Alignment and is a state representative for the five-state New England Secondary School Consortium, League of Innovative Schools Committee, dedicated to student success. In addition, June co-leads the CSDE initiative for the Student Success Plan legislated under the Connecticut Plan for Secondary School Reform.

On the national level, as Connecticut State Director of Career and Technical Education since 2003, June currently serves as Past President of the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium. During her tenure as President, a new Vision for Career Technical Education was established by the Association, “Reflect, Transform, Lead:  A New Vision for Career Technical Education”, focused on the preparedness of students for college- and career-readiness.

Before joining the State Department of Education, June was a secondary education teacher for business, marketing, cooperative work education, and social studies, an advisor for DECA and the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and grant administrator. She holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Post University and a M.S. degree in Business Education from Central Connecticut State University. Prior to becoming a secondary education teacher, she was employed in Corporate Human Resources for Timex Corporation as a Compensation Analyst and Benefits Accountant…June has learned how to “take a licking and keep on ticking”.

When asked her goals while in office, Ms. Sanford said her goals were “to assist the NASDCTEc to establish an agenda and policies to bring CTE to the forefront of education and make public an understanding of the importance of CTE as preparation for all students to be successful in life and in the global economy.”

We thank Ms. Sanford for sharing her personal insight and goals for our organization. She can be reached at june.sanford@ct.gov.

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