2020 Board of Directors

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Dr. Jerome R. Brockway

Past President
(term ends 12/31/21)

Retired Superintendent, Ashtabula County Career and Technical Center (A-TECH)
(440) 645 7924
Jerome.Brockway64@gmail.com

Dr. Jerome R. Brockway Bio

Jerome R Brockway PhD (Jerry) is the Superintendent of the Ashtabula County Technical & Career Center since 1989. Prior to this position he was the Superintendent of Ashtabula County from 1989 to 2001. He held both Superintendents’ positions for 12 years. He has held positions at all levels of education over his forty-eight years in education.

He is very active in economic development as he serves on the Ashtabula County Port Authority Board, Ashtabula County 503 Board, the three County Workforce Investment Board and Junior Achievement Advisory Board of Ashtabula County Board. Is a member of all the Chamber of Commences in the county and trustee of the Growth Partnership of Ashtabula County.

He serves on several Statewide Boards and committees. Currently Chair of the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, appointed by Governor Kasich in November 2015.

Jerry married to Bonnie (Bloom). They reside in Jefferson Ohio. They have five grown children and six grandchildren. The latest grandchild, Colton James Elly was born March 4, 2016.

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Sharon Gordon-Moffett

President
(term ends 12/31/21)

Director, Carl Perkins Grant and Service Learning
Central New Mexico Community College
525 Buena Vista Dr. SEE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 400-2570
sgordon@cnm.edu

Sharon Gordon-Moffett Bio

Sharon Gordon-Moffett brings an extensive background in CTE education and is an Interim Associate Dean in the School of Applied Technologies at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). Always a champion for SERVICE and CTE, she was an ER nurse in Albuquerque for many years, then changed her career path to become a welder and machinist. In 2003 she began her journey in post-secondary education and continues to support CTE through CNM’s vision of Changing Lives and Building Community.

She is a strengths-based leader who believes building and maintaining long-lasting partnerships and relationships is the key to success. She holds an associate of applied science in Metals Technology, a bachelors of Organizational Psychology and a masters of Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Higher Education.

Sharon lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband Jim, a retired fire-fighter. She is most proud of her son Seth, and granddaughter Ayla.

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Cindy Friedemann

President-Elect
(term ends 12/31/21)

Cindy Friedemann
Executive Officer, District Strategy and Development
Metro Technology Centers
1900 Springlake Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
(405) 812-4935
Cindy.Friedemann@metrotech.edu

Cindy Friedemann Bio

Metro Technology Centers’ Executive Officer for District Strategy & Development, Cindy Friedemann specializes in strategic and tactical planning and believes in creating longstanding partnerships for success. She leads teams to design partnerships for economic growth and student opportunities; building lasting relationships between education, business and civic partners.

A graduate of William Woods and Oklahoma State University, she has earned four certifications in negotiation at Harvard. Prior to entering the field of CTE, Cindy’s business experiences include management, community development and design positions in St. Louis, Dallas, Atlanta and Washington, DC. With a background in research-based product growth strategies, while working in Atlanta, Cindy provided statistical market analyses for major corporate clients including CNN, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Time, NPR, Newsweek, Burger King, Arby’s, No-Nonsense and Texize.

In professional and personal areas of leadership, Cindy led the creation and staffing of Metro Technology Center’s Downtown Business Campus, served as Chair of The Oklahoma Venture Forum, was founding Chair of the Center for Municipal Excellence (forming a ten-year partnership between her former Employer Francis Tuttle Technology Center and the City of Edmond that led to a new campus), President of the Stillwater Junior Service League, ED of the Metro Tech Foundation and was recent chair of a major annual fundraiser for the OKC Museum of Art.

Formerly serving as National Secretary for United for Libraries, she is active as a member of the Metropolitan Library Commission, a member of the placemaking team for the OKC Innovation District and the Creative Oklahoma BOD. She is married to Francis Tuttle Superintendent, Dr. Tom Friedemann, and they have four children and six grandchildren.

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Dr. Gerald L. Paist

Region 1 Board Member
(term ends 12/31/22)

Superintendent, Pathfinder Regional Voc. Tech H.S. District
240 Sykes Street
Palmer, MA 01069-1200
(413) 283-9701
paist@pathfindertech.org

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William Bussey

Region 1 Board Member
(term ends 12/31/22)

Executive Director, Ohio Technical Centers
360 Clark Road
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
(740) 851-0270
Bbussey0@gmail.com

William Bussey has spent his entire 42-year career in career- technical education. Starting out as a Vocational Agriculture teacher and then moving into administration as a secondary supervisor at C-TEC of Licking County. He moved on after eight years to be director of Adult Education at Eastland- Fairfield Career Technical Schools for eleven years. Bill was superintendent at Mid-East Career Technical Centers for a period of fifteen years and was Director of the Office of Career Technical Education at the Ohio Department of Education from August of 2014 through August of 2015. The past year and a half he has spent at the Delaware Area Career Center as Director of Adult Operations and is currently Executive Director of the Ohio Technical Centers.

Bill has held many leadership positions throughout his career. He has been President of Ohio ACTE, the Ohio Association of Career Technical Superintendents, the Adult Education Division of Ohio ACTE, and NCLA.

Bill is passionate about Career -Technical Education and is excited to be working more directly with adult education administrators again.

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Chris Bailey

Region 2 Board Member
(term ends 12/31/22)

CTE Director, Onslow County Schools
200 Broadhurst Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 545-3524
Chris.Bailey@onslow.k12.nc.us

Chris Bailey is the Career & Technical Education Director for Onslow County Schools in southeastern North Carolina. Beginning his career as an agricultural education teacher, Chris has served as a CTE teacher, career development coordinator, elementary assistant principal, high school assistant principal and CTE Director. Chris served Craven County Schools for eight years as CTE Director and has recently returned to Onslow County Schools to lead CTE. He was the recipient of the Dave Berryman Leadership Scholarship in 2016, NC Southeast Region CTE Director of the Year in 2015 and 2018, and the North Carolina CTE Director of the Year in 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from North Carolina State University and a Masters of School Administration from East Carolina University. His wife, Beth, is an Agricultural Education teacher in Onslow County. They have one daughter, Caitlyn, who is a junior at Jacksonville High School.

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Stephanie Sklba

Region 3 Board Member
(term ends 12/31/22)

Vice President, Community and Government Relations, Gateway Technical College
3520 30th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53144
(262) 564-2662
sklbas@gtc.ed

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Patricia Edmunds

Region 4 Board Member
(term ends 12/31/22)

Director, Arkansas Tech University Career Center
2201 South Knoxville Avenue
(479) 979-5903
pedmunds@atu.edu

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Dwight R. Hughes

Region 4 Board Member
(term ends 12/31/20)

Superintendent, High Plains Technology Center
3921 34th Street
Woodward, OK 73801
(580) 571-6135
dhughes@hptc.edu

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Eric Ripley

Region 5 Board Member
(term ends 12/31/21)

Director, Career and Technical Education
Grand Forks Public Schools
Grand Forks Area Career and Technology Center
Grand Forks, ND 58201
(701) 741-3694
eripley270@mygfschools.org

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Stephen Weltsch

Region 5 Board Member
(term ends 12/31/22)

Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning, and Campus Operations
Western Maricopa Education Center
5487 North 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305
(623) 738-0007
stephen.weltsch@west-mec.org

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Dan Cox

Member At Large
(term ends 12/31/20)

Director of Teaching and Learning, Great Oaks Career Campuses
110 Great Oaks Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
(513) 612-3633

Dan has been in secondary education his entire career. He has worked in varied environments in his 30+ years in the field.

After graduating from East Tennessee State University with a degree in Mathematics, Dan served 2 years in the United States Peace Corps as a Math Teacher Trainer in the Philippines. After completing the Peace Corps Service, Dan began his Math teaching career in Utah. Dan coached football and taught Math the next 12 years. This included a transition from Utah to Northern Kentucky.

Dan came to Great Oaks and career tech as a Math instructor at Diamond Oaks in 2001. After completing his Master’s Degree at Northern Kentucky University, Dan transitioned to Assistant Dean at Great Oaks’ Live Oaks Campus. After 2 years as Assistant Dean, he spent the next 12 as Dean of Instruction at Live Oaks.

Dan moved from campus administration to the Great Oaks District team in 2017, where he is now serving as the Director of Teaching and Learning.

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Timothy Moriarty

Member At Large
(term ends 12/31/20)

Credit Recovery Coordinator
240 Sykes Street
Palmer, MA 01069-1200
(413) 949-0309
moriarty@pathfindertech.org

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Roger King

Member At Large
(term ends 12/31/23)

Superintendent, Green Country Technology Center
1100 OK-56 Loop, P.O. Box 1217,
Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447
(918) 781-2470
bmccullough@autrytech.edu

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Dave Keaton

Member At Large
(term ends 12/31/20)

Region Two School of Applied Technology
5 Bird Street, P.O. Box 307
Houlton, ME 04730-0307
(207) 532-9541
dkeaton@regiontwo.org