Please welcome Melissa Rekeweg, the new State Director of Career Technical Education (CTE) and Assistant Director of College & Career Readiness at the Indiana Department of Education.
Ms. Rekeweg graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Education. She taught in Morgan County where she was recognized as an outstanding teacher in the local school system and awarded as a Local Program of Success. She left the classroom to serve as the Indiana FFA Executive Director, at the Indiana Department of Education from 1998-2000.
To spend more time with her family she made a career shift and entered the banking industry. Ms. Rekeweg was involved in many roles while in banking for eight years, six of those years in the role of Vice President of Operations & Compliance. While in that role she handled all contracts, federal & state compliance and the bank’s data system.
Background as Perkins Specialist
In 2011 Melissa’s family moved back to Indianapolis where she rejoined the Indiana Department of Education as the Perkins Specialist. The combination of her CTE background and finance training, have served as an asset to the state’s CTE work.
In addition to Melissa’s professional experience she has served on numerous boards & served as the President, Vice President & Campaign Director for the United Way of Wabash County. She was awarded the Indiana Honorary State FFA Degree in 2009.
NASDCTEc wishes a warm welcome to Melissa Rekeweg. She can be reached at [email protected]
Indiana’s CTE Mission: Our mission is to ensure that the academic achievement and career preparation of all Indiana students will be the best in the United States and on par with the most competitive countries in the world.
Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager