The Institute is open to anyone who wants to improve their leadership skills and learn more about career-technical and adult education in Ohio. The program provides an opportunity for participants to increase leadership qualities, develop leadership characteristics, expand their network of colleagues in CTE, and gain a holistic view of career-technical and adult education in Ohio.
Heritage, Advocacy, Leadership and Personal Growth
The program is designed to be both inspirational and transformational. Individuals will grow both personally and professionally and develop ways to positively influence students, colleagues, their communities, and CTE stakeholders.
College Credit may be offered at an additional cost for college tuition.
Nancy Luce, PhD, is the facilitator/leader of the program and brings a wide range of education, career-technical education and leadership experience to share with participants. She retired as superintendent of the Upper Valley Career Center after serving more than 42 years in education. Prior to her twelve years as superintendent, Nancy served as the Executive Director of the Delaware Area Career Center. She also worked for Delaware City Schools as a school psychologist, director of special education and director of pupil services. Nancy served as president of the Ohio Association of Career and Technical Superintendents, serving on the Executive Board for eight years and she is a past president of OhioACTE.
Nancy has represented CTE on numerous committees and workgroups, including the State Board of Education’s Graduation and the Standards, Assessment and Accountability Workgroups, the State Superintendent’s CT Advisory Council, ODHE’s Ohio Technical Funding Committee, and the CTAG Credit Transfer Task Force. Nancy also served on the BASA Legislative, Career and Technical, and the High Education committees. She has been a strong advocate for CTE and has testified before the Ohio General Assembly committees on a variety of issues.
Nancy earned her PhD and MA from The Ohio State University. Her B.A. and teacher certification were from Marietta College. She earned her superintendent’s license through Ashland University.
Potential participants must complete an application in order to be considered for the program. There is no application fee. Participants will be notified of acceptance. Click here for the application and information on participant fees.
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“The Shoemaker Leadership Institute has enhanced both my professional and personal life in a myriad of ways. The networking opportunities to meet and build connections with Secondary and Adult Career Tech Education Leaders across the State, as well as our legislative partners, has empowered me as a young professional in the field. It is fulfilling to meet with other Institute participants to brainstorm about ways that we can support, improve, and grow Career Tech Education in Ohio. I would strongly encourage anyone who wants to grow as a critical thinker and leader to apply to be a part of this amazing group and Institute!” – Beth Starrett, member of the 2015-2016 Shoemaker Institute.