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Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

Incoming Ohio ACTE Officers

The following career-tech educators will join the Ohio ACTE officer team in September of 2018.  They will join current officers.

Office of President- Elect, for a one year term beginning Sept. 1, 2018 followed by a one year term as Ohio ACTE President and one year as Past President:

Nancy Luce - Upper Valley Career Center, Superintendent

Nancy Luce is the superintendent for the Upper Valley Career Center, a position she has held for ten years.  Prior to joining UVCC, she was the Executive Director at Delaware Area Career Center for ten years.  Nancy also worked for Delaware City Schools for fifteen years as a school psychologist, director of special education, and director of pupil services.

Nancy is currently the past president of the Ohio Association of Career and Technical Superintendents and has been a member of the Executive Committee for seven years.  She represented CTE on the State Board of Education’s Graduation Workgroup and the Standards, Assessment and Accountability Workgroup, part of ODE’s strategic planning process. Currently, she serves on the Ohio ACTE/OACTS Report Card Committee, ODHE’s Ohio Technical Centers Funding Committee, BASA’s Career Tech Committee and BASA’s Higher Education Committee. 

Nancy earned her Ph.D. as well as her M.A. from The Ohio State University.  Her B.A. and teacher certification were from Marietta College.  She earned her superintendent’s credentials from Ashland University.

"I am passionate about career and technical education and a strong advocate for all service delivery models.  Ohio is the gold standard for providing CTE opportunities to all students – both K-12 and Adult.  Given the current environment, it is especially critical for all service providers to work closely to ensure that high quality, skills-based programs continue to be valued and funded in the state of Ohio and that we protect and evolve the tremendous assets we have."

 Office of Treasurer, for a two year term, beginning Sept. 1, 2018

Jamey Palma - Massillon City Schools CTPD,  Director of Career Technical Education   

For the past six years, Jamey Palma has served career technical education as the director for the Massillon City schools comprehensive CTPD.  He previously served three years as an assistant principal for the district.  Jamey’s experience also includes working with the Ohio Department of Education on the state assessment advisory and currently on the state report card committee representing CTE.  He has served as region IV president of the Ohio Career Technical Administrators (OCTA) and as an executive board member for the organization.

His education includes a B.A. from Grove City College (PA), Teacher certification from Mount Union, MEd and Principals Licensure from Ashland University, and he is currently working on his Superintendents Licensure at Ashland University.

 “I will contribute to Ohio ACTE and career technical education as the Treasurer by utilizing my skills in fiscal responsibility, fiscal accountability, and my background with local district finances.  I will continue to be supportive of career technical education and all areas associated with the Ohio ACTE leadership team. As treasurer, I will collaborate with CTE leadership in all three delivery models of career technical education in the state.”


Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

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