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Meet Melissa Lomax, NASDCTEc Region VI Board Member

“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 Melissa Lomax, Region VI Representative.  Region VI encompasses Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Dr. Melissa Lomax is Bureau Chief for Career-Technical & Workforce Education with the New Mexico Public Education Department Instructional Services Division. Her experience encompasses PreK – 20 educational initiatives delivered through her work as a public school administrator, counselor, teacher, and as university professor.

She received her Ph.D. in Counseling, Development, and Higher Education from the University of North Texas in Denton; her M.Ed. in Counseling and Human Development from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas; and her Bachelor’s degree in English from The University of Texas in Austin.

Dr. Lomax’s educational leadership reflects her belief that one’s sense of purpose and one’s desire to move toward the attainment of personal goals are at the core of human motivation and learning. Assisting others in their educational endeavors using this lens of motivation has resulted in the building and/or restructuring of educational programs to better address the needs of students, teachers, and employers.

When asked to share her perspective as a Board Member, Dr. Lomax answered “Priorities I hold as a board member of NASDCTE are to support policies and programs that place educational and training resources in the hands of students, teachers, business and industry partners in a manner that ensures an individual is able to pursue his or her next step regarding college and career preparation, and to attain industry recognized credentials, excel within a career field, and advance in postsecondary education.”

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