Ohio ACTE Executive Board 2018-2019
Ohio ACTE's leaders are elected by the membership and serve as the governing board for Ohio ACTE.
Nick Weldy, President
Miami Valley Career Center
Nick serves as the Superintendent of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) located in Englewood. In the course of his career as a professional educator, he has served as a teacher, administrator, and Board of Education member in both career-technical and traditional school districts across the Miami Valley region. He is a graduate of Covington High School, located in Covington, Ohio, Sinclair Community College, Wright State University and the University of Dayton, where he earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.
Nancy Luce, President Elect
Upper Valley Career Center
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 a 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.
Nate Bishko, Past President
Nate’s education, career, and background include diverse experiences in three districts that have laid the foundation for his position today as Director, Mayfield Excel TECC. He began teaching Physical Education in 1999 in the East Cleveland City Schools and also coaching boys basketball at Shaw High School. In 2005, he became an assistant principal at Richmond Heights High School and later a principal through 2011, at which point he obtained his current position of Director of Excel TECC—a 10-school district compact on the east side of Cleveland.
Jamey Palma, Treasurer
Massillon City Schools, 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.
Christine Gardner, Ohio ACTE Executive Director (non-voting)