Please Welcome New Kentucky State Director Dale Winkler

NASDCTEc is pleased to announce new State Director for Kentucky, Dale Winkler.
Before joining the Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet earlier this month, Winkler earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting (1994), Certification in Business Education (1996), and Master of Arts in Education (1999) from Cumberland College. In 2002, he completed a Rank I in Educational Leadership and Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. In May 2010, Winkler graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership Studies.

Dr. Winkler is a product of career and technical education. He started as a high school student in the business and office program at KY-Tech Madison County. He was involved in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and eventually became the Phi Beta Lambda State President while attending college. Over the course of his career, Winkler gained valuable experiences by serving as a classroom teacher in a local high school and area technology center, state academic consultant for business and marketing education, state service coordinator for federal programs, and KY Tech principal.

When asked for his top goals in his new position, Winkler said “my first goal is to facilitate a steering committee charged with the task of developing a statewide plan to implement a new model of secondary career and technical with an emphasis on innovation, integration of core academics, 21st-century skills, project-based learning, and the establishment of full-time CTE programs. Another goal is to help administrators and CTE teachers better understand the college and career readiness measures recently adopted by the Kentucky Board of Education.”

NASDCTEc offers a warm welcome to Dr. Winkler, who can be reached at


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