Incoming Ohio ACTE Officers
The following career-tech educators will join the Ohio ACTE officer team in September of 2020. They will join current officers.
Office of President- Elect, for a one year term beginning Sept. 1, 2020 followed by a one year term as Ohio ACTE President and one year as Past President:
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 will complete his Superintendent licensure from Cleveland State University in the Spring of 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.
Jamey Palma, Massillon City Schools CTPD, Director of Career Technical Education
For the past 8 years, Jamey Palma has served career technical education as the director for the Massillon City schools comprehensive CTPD. Over the last 2 years he has additionally served the district as the director of all state and federal programs as well as proudly serving as the current Ohio ACTE Treasurer. Jamey’s experience also includes working with the Ohio Department of Education on the state assessment advisory and on the state report card committee representing CTE. He will serve as the 2021-2022 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 is currently working on his Superintendents Licensure at Ashland University.
“I will continue to contribute to Ohio ACTE and career technical education as the Treasurer by utilizing my skills in fiscal responsibility, fiscal accountability, and my background with local district finances from both the state and federal level. I will continue to be supportive of career technical education and all areas associated with the Ohio ACTE leadership team. As treasurer, I will maintain compliance and oversight of the organizations finances as well as collaborate with CTE leadership in all three delivery models of career technical education in the state.”