Changes are happening in the State Director realm! The following individuals are recognized for their service to the Career Technical Education community and we wish them the best.
Elizabeth Russell, Virginia: Friends and NASDCTEc staff members wish Elizabeth Russell, State Director of Virginia, a fond farewell upon her retirement as of June 30. Ms. Russell has been a strong CTE advocate for many years, representing the Virginia Department of Education. While her replacement search continues, the Acting Director will be Lan Neugent (Lan.Neugent@doe.virginia.gov). Day-to-day contacts are Ann Rowe (Anne.Rowe@doe.virginia.gov) , George Wilcox (George.Willcox@doe.virginia.gov) or Sandra Johnson (Sandra.Johnson@doe.virginia.gov).
Roger Foelske, Iowa: Friends and NASDCTEc staff also want to acknowledge and offer congratulations upon the recent retirement of Roger Foelske, who has served the Iowa Department of Education for 36 years. For the immediate future, Roger Utman (firstname.lastname@example.org) will serve as the State’s Director for Career Technical Education.
Tom Quinn, Missouri: Friends, colleagues and NASDCTEc staff want to offer best wishes to Tom Quinn, who has retired from his post as State Director. Mr. Quinn has served the CTE community for many years and was a strong ally in spearheading CTE initiatives.
Also announcing a departmental change on the state level in Missouri : The Division of Career and Technical Education is transitioning to the new Office of College and Career Readiness (Read the memo from Assistant Commissioner, Michael Muenks).