Dr. Philip C. Cleveland has been named the new Alabama Director of Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development for the Alabama Department of Education. This is a newly created position, which will include an expanded role to work with the Work Force and Economic Development Councils.
Dr. Cleveland’s past experiences include serving as a teacher, Career Technical Education Director, Principal, and interim community college President.
Dr. Cleveland is currently the Principal at J.B. Pennington High School. He returned this position in 2011 following his tenure as Vice President for Learning/Dean of Applied Technologies at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville where, he oversaw the process of earning accreditation for the technical programs, was instrumental in developing the Tech-Prep program statewide, and increased enrollment in Wallace State’s technical programs by 30 percent.
His career has included serving as the Blount County Career and Technical Education Director, and service at J.B. Pennington High School as an Agriscience Education Instructor, Assistant Principal, and finally as Principal.
Dr. Cleveland holds a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Agriculture Business and Economics, a master’s degree from Auburn in Agriculture Education, an A.A. from Alabama A&M in Agribusiness Education, and an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Cleveland will begin this position on June 1, 2012. During this transition, Dr. Cleveland will spend time in Montgomery getting acclimated to his new role.
Please welcome Dr. Cleveland. His contact information is:
Dr. Philip C. Cleveland
State Director of Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development
Alabama State Department of Education
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36130-2101
His e-mail is [email protected]
NASDCTEc offers best wishes to retiring State Director Sherry Key, an active CTE advocate for many years.
Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager