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Department of Career and Technical Studies (DCTS)


PSEA's Department of Career and Technical Studies (DCTS) is composed of Career and Technical Education teachers. DCTS executive board members are appointed by region presidents to serve as region representatives. The executive board also includes representatives from the seven sections of Career and Technical Education: Agriculture Education, Business Education, Distributive Education, Health Occupations, Family and Consumer Science, Technology Education, and Trade/Industrial Education.

DCTS identifies and addresses the concerns and issues which affect the professions of educators in these disciplines. These issues include the Carl D. Perkins Act, vocational certification, NOCTI testing, CTE State Subsidy funding, and other legislative issues that affect career and technical education. The DCTS president is a non-voting member of the PSEA Board of Directors.


DCTS Executive Board:

Central Region
Darlene Pennington, Curwensville Area JSHS
dep612@windstream.net

Central-Western Region
John Barrow, Brockway Area JSHS
jhb131@hotmail.com

Eastern Region
Chris Nappi, Berks Career and Technology Center
cn31672@gmail.com

Mideastern Region
Colin Marsh, Bucks County Tech HS
thebrit@aol.com

Midwestern Region
Ani Meade, Artman Elementary School
ani.meade@gmail.com

Northeastern Region
David Namey (President), Wilkes-Barre Area CTC EA
dnamey@psea.org 

Northwestern Region
Timothy Snair, General McLane High School
sna3803@calu.edu

Southeastern Region
Phil Fuchs, Chester County IU #24
phillip.fuchs@gmail.com

Southern Region
Thomas Ferrari, Ephrata Middle School
redferrari1@verizon.net

Southwestern Region
Brian Pegg, Central Westmoreland CTC EA
bigdog74@yahoo.com

Western Region
Matthew Bornak, Forbes Road CTC
matthew.bornak@gmail.com

Agriculture Ed.
Kyle Norman, Brockway Area School District
ktn115@gmail.com

Business Ed.
Ani Meade, Artman Elementary School
ani.meade@gmail.com 

Distributive Education
John Shaner, Lehigh Career & Tech Center
shaner_j@hotmail.com

Family and Consumer Sciences
Dorothy Liller, Altoona High School
dhollidays@aol.com

Health Occupations
Susan Wienand, Delaware County Technical High School
slwrdh@verizon.net  

Technology Education
Thomas Ferrari, Ephrata Middle School
redferrari1@verizon.net  

Trade and Industrial
David Namey (President), Wilkes-Barre Area CTC EA
dnamey@psea.org

PSEA-Retired Liaison
John Gomolak (Past President), Westmoreland County PSEA-Retired
jdgom@verizon.net

Staff Consultant
Jeff Grinaway, Midwestern Region, New Castle
jgrinaway@psea.org

 


2015-16 Meetings
The Department Executive Board (region reps and section chairs) is scheduled to meet on the following committee weekends; October 9-10, 2015 and February 5-6, 2016. Section groups meet November 20-21, 2015, and April 8-9, 2016. A combined Executive and Sections meeting is scheduled for May 13-14, 2016.

Department Focus
Because all committees/departments/boards are part of PSEA's strategic planning process, each must submit an annual action plan outlining their activities at the state, region and local levels for the year.

For the school year, DCTS has outlined the following:

  • DCTS will monitor legislation and initiatives that pertain to career and technical education and provide information to DCTS representatives and to appropriate PSEA staff. DCTS and PSEA staff are working closely with the Bureau of Career and Technical Education as they move forward with their professional development initiatives designed to improve student scores and close the achievement gap for CTE students across Pennsylvania.
  • Monitor and advocate for increases in the yearly federal budget allocations as it applies to the federal Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
  • Through PSEA, DCTS will seek to pass legislation which will extend the time allotted to achieve Vocational II certification; from 6 years to 8 years.
  • Advocate for increases in the state Vocational Subsidy. 
 

 

 

 


 

 



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