Ohio ACTE President - Joe Dannemiller
Joe Dannemiller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Grove City College, a Master of Science degree in secondary education from the University of Akron, and completed coursework in educational administration through Baldwin-Wallace College. He spent several years as a science teacher at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center before moving to a central office position. During that time, he had the opportunity to develop the majority of the science curriculum at CVCC as well as design their first science lab. His primary teaching responsibilities were in the area of human anatomy and physiology for our allied health related programs, which is where he first joined ACTE as a member of the T&I division.
Now, Execuitve Director for Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, he oversees initiatives for all three divisions of the district: high school, adult education and career development.
"I accomplish this by managing all of the district’s grants, postsecondary partnership agreements, and continuous improvement initiatives. This position has also given me an opportunity to become more active in supporting and leading career technical education at the local, state and national levels."
Ohio ACTE President Elect - Larry Hickman
Larry Hickman has served as a career technical educator for more than 25 years. A graduate of Bowling Green University, he holds a MEd in Career and Technical Education and a Master’s Degree in guidance and counseling. He is currently the Tri-Rivers Career Center Executive Director of Operations.
Larry has served in many educational leadership roles: currently serving as a member of the ODE Council of Practitioners, Ohio Board of Regent’s CT2 Council and is acting Secretary for the Ohio Career Technical Administrators.
He previously supported Pioneer Career and Technology Career Center’s programming in a number of positions from Career and Economic Education Coordinator to Adult Education Counselor/Vocational Evaluator and Student Financial Aid Counselor. He also served as the Secondary Academic/Vocational Supervisor at Wayne County Schools Career Center.
He resides in Shelby and is the father of six children - three sons and three daughters. Two of his daughters are married and are elementary educators in Ohio, one of which previously completed the H.S. Tech Prep Teaching Professions Academy.
Ohio ACTE Treasurer - Dan Murphy
Some of Dan’s experience includes working with ODE to develop the new Quality CTE program guidelines, Ohio Career Technical Administrators (OCTA) executive board member and currently OCTA president-elect. He has been instrumental in working with both Ohio and Federal members of congress on advocacy for career technical education.
His education includes a B.A. from Youngstown State University, MEd from University of Toledo, Teacher certification from Mount Union, Career Based Intervention endorsement from Kent State University, Principals Licensure from Ashland University and he is currently completing his Superintendents Licensure at Ashland University.
He has worked in a multitude of focused educational areas and several communities, from rural to urban and private to public. Dan currently is the CTE Director at Massillon City Schools and previously at Marlington Local Schools. Dan also served as Head Football Coach at Ursuline High School in Youngstown, OH and has 15 years of coaching experience at the high school and college levels. He lives in Canton, and he and his wife Leslie have three young children Luke, Janine,and Cara.