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2021-22 TDCTE Executive Council Announced

TDCTE President: Shannon Watson (shannon.watson@lcss.us)

East TN Vice President: Julie Decker (deckerj@jcschools.org)

West TN Vice President: George Leake (leakeg@ocboe.com)

Middle TN Vice President: Tyra Pilgrim (PilgrimT@rcschools.net)

Secretary: Arlette Robison (arobinson@bradleyschools.org)

Treasurer: Richard Skipper (skipperr@k12coffee.net)

Media Specialist: Candi Collier (collierc@milanssd.org)

TACTE Representative: Clark Knight (cknight@bartlettschools.org)

Legislative Liaison: Ryan Goodman (rgoodman@polkcountyschools.com)

Past President: Betsy Allison (allisonb@henryk12.net)

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Trailblazer and Pioneers Awarded for 2020-21

Congratulations to the following nominees and recipients of awards for the last school year.

PIONEER AWARD (5 years or less as a CTE Director)

West TN– Ethan Constant

Middle TN–Ray LeConte

East TN–Deidre Pendley (2020-21 Recipient)

TRAILBLAZER AWARD (5 years or more of CTE Director service)

West TN– Lisa Lewis- Evans

Middle TN — Richard Skipper (2020 – 21 Recipient)

East TN — Alisa Teffeteller


ACTION ALERT! Ask Reps to Support Perkins FY22

Every year ahead of the annual appropriations process, House CTE Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and G.T. Thompson (R-PA) circulate a sign-on letter to the Appropriations Committee requesting robust funding for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) in that year’s Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill. Committee members view these sign-on letters as a critical part of the process because they show the breadth of support a specific issue has, making this letter’s success critical.

Ask your Representative to sign onto the letter and show support for Perkins CTE in FY22.

After years of declining federal support for CTE, the past few budgets have included modest increases for the Perkins Basic State Grant program. Your advocacy these past few years has been critical to securing increases in Perkins funding, and so we need your help again to keep the momentum going!

We need to continue to raise awareness with policymakers to ensure they understand the many benefits associated with high-quality CTE programs. Your advocacy makes a difference and encourages policymakers to take action, so please contact your representative today! Additionally, if you have met with a staff member during NPS or at another time and have a direct contact, feel free to call or email directly rather than using the action center. The deadline for Members of Congress to sign onto the letter is Friday, April 23.