Mack will serve a one-year term through June 30, 2019, on the board of the national nonprofit organization. Advance CTE represents state directors and state leaders responsible for secondary, postsecondary and adult career and technology education across all 50 states and U.S. territories. Members of the executive committee are elected by the Advance CTE membership.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve on the Advance CTE executive committee, whose mission is to advance career and technology education across the nation,” Mack said.
Mack became the eighth state director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education in February 2015 after serving as the interim director for six months. She joined the state agency in July 2013 as deputy state director/chief operations officer.
She previously served as assistant superintendent at Autry Technology Center, one of the 29 technology centers within the CareerTech System.
Under Mack’s leadership, the Oklahoma CareerTech System has launched multiple initiatives with a focus on continuous improvement, including creating statewide advisory committees for business and industry leaders and military personnel.
Advance CTE presented Mack the Star of Education Rising Star Award in 2017.
The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 58 campuses, 391 K-12 school districts, 16 Skills Centers campuses that include three juvenile facilities and 31 adult basic education service providers.
The agency is governed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education and works closely with the State Department of Education and the State Regents for Higher Education to provide a seamless educational system for all Oklahomans.