Incoming Ohio ACTE Officers
The following career-tech educators will serve on the Ohio ACTE officer team as of September 2021. They will join current officers.
Office of President- Elect, for a one year term beginning Sept. 1, 2021 followed by a one year term as Ohio ACTE President and one year as Past President:
Jon Graft is the Superintendent/CEO of Butler Tech, one of Ohio’s largest providers of career technical education. Jon has forged unique business and industry partnerships to create opportunity for students and spur economic development in the region. With the Fifth Day Experience and Student Showcases launching in the 2019-2020 school year, Butler Tech is at the forefront of the Education Revolution. Butler Tech serves more than 17,000 secondary students each day and more than 2,000 adult students annually.
Prior to joining Butler Tech, Jon was Superintendent of the Butler County Educational Service Center. During his tenure, the agency doubled educational programming and staffing for its partner school districts, while growing professional development, special education, and multi-faceted family services from prenatal through high school.
Jon’s roots are in education, having held leadership roles in the Middletown City School District and Madison Local Schools. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s Degree in Administration from the University of Dayton.
Jon is a member of the National and State Association of Career Technical Education, Ohio Association of Career Technical Superintendents, Buckeye Association of School Administrators, the Greater Cincinnati Public School Advocacy Network, Middletown Chamber Executive Board, Southwest Ohio Computer Association Executive Committee, and the Miami University College Access Partnership.
William (Bill) DiMascio, West Shore Career-Technical District/Lakewood City Schools, Coordinator of CTE
For the past six years, William (Bill) DiMascio has served as the Coordinator of Career-Technical Education for the West Shore Career-Technical District/Lakewood City Schools. In 2018-2019, he served as the President of the Ohio Association of Comprehensive and Compact Career Technical Schools (CCS). He completed the Byrl. R. Shoemaker Institute in 2016 and is a graduate of the Greater Cleveland First Ring Leadership Academy Class of 2014. In addition, he serves on the Executive Board for Ohio Career-Technical Administrators (OCTA). Locally, Bill is a Board Member for the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Lakewood Cleveland Clinic Community Advisory Council.
In 2012, he joined the Lakewood City Schools as Lakewood High's House 1 Principal. Prior to 2012, Bill served in the Akron Public Schools for 12 years in the following roles: Program/Manager of the Akron Alternative Academy, a high school Social Studies teacher, and Career Based Intervention (CBI) instructor. He holds a BA in Geography with certification in Cartography and a MS in Education focusing on Secondary Education--both degrees from the University of Akron. His principal licensure was obtained via Ashland University and he completed his Superintendent licensure from Cleveland State University in 2020. Before entering the field of education, Bill was a cartographer for the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, at the National Imagery & Mapping Agency, Bethesda, Maryland.
Christine Boucher, Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools, Workforce Development Coordinator
For the last eleven years, Christine has been involved with workforce and career development. She served as Workforce Development Coordinator with the Central Ohio ESC and the Groveport Madison schools Cruiser Academy, a credit recovery high school for students 16-21 year olds. Seven years ago, Christine joined Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools as their Career Development Coordinator, focusing on grades K-8 with events and activities for career awareness and exploration. Three years ago, Christine became the district's Business Partnership Coordinator, furthering her role and responsibility with central Ohio business partners and their engagement with the career tech ed programs at Eastland-Fairfield. Christine is in the final stages of her masters in Educational Leadership at Ashland University with plans to complete in the summer of 2021.