Fall Newsletter 2021

Share your news with us!

Let us share your news! Is something newsworthy at your school or district? Updates from your division? Or anything you want to share from a conference that would be beneficial for our members of SCACTE? Please use this to submit the information and we will post updates live on our newsletter. Questions? Please reach out to Dana Crumpton, or Michele Dennis,


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Happenings Across the State

Pelion High School Health Science Program By Wanda Elliott

The Health Science class made a History of Healthcare Graveyard Memorial during their History of Healthcare unit. Anyone can click on the QR Code and learn what contribution each person made in the history of healthcare. Students did an amazing job! I am so proud of them. Anyone who visited could click on a QR code and read about a healthcare influencer.
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Across the state, for several of our divisions, we have open Board Positions. We are asking you to reach out to your division to see where you are being called to serve. We need strong leaders to keep our divisions going. Do you have questions about what the roles are? Please reach out to Ray Boland or Dana Crumpton to find out more.
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ACTE Conference: December 1-4, 2021

Great news, the conference is still going to be in person! Register now to get the discounted rate: Deadline: October 16, 2021.
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South Carolina Career Development Professionals Annual Conference

Registration is open for the SCCDP December Conference. This is a great conference for all South Carolina post-secondary, secondary, middle, and elementary school counselors, career development facilitators, and work-based learning coordinators. You can register and learn more by visiting their website:

Serve on their board! This is a great opportunity for leadership within our State. Currently looking to fill positions: Current President-Elect, President-Elect (2022), and Treasurer. Contact Chad Vail at with interest.

Registration is now open!

The FYI (Find your Inspiration) Conference is being held on January 14-16, 2022 in Embassy Suites, Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, SC.

This conference is for teachers who need inspiration and a refresh in their education career. Meet other professionals in your content area, participate in breakout sessions, and much more!

Register online by clicking here:

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SCBEA Annual Conference

Mark your calendars for February 16-20, 2022 when we will be back in Myrtle Beach, SC for our annual convention. Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Bridgett Wolfe,, with any questions. If you are interested in serving on a committee or possibly in a leadership position, email Dr. Wolfe and let her know! Your SCBEA board is here to serve your needs! Let’s use this year to Ignite the Passion and Launch the Dream!

Visit their website:

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National Policy Seminar 2022

Save the Date: March 21-23, 2022

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

Greetings fellow CTE Educators,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! It is my pleasure to serve you and SCACTE as President. As I write this welcome letter, we are well into the start of our school year and there has been so much of uncertainty. This pandemic is holding steady and continues to challenge us as we try to move forward. Some have already seen a major influx of missing students from their classes, or have even changed over to virtual. Know that our thoughts are with you and we sincerely hope that this letter finds you in good health metally and physically.

Even with all this craziness of what this pandemic is bringing, or has already brought, I see such hope in our future. We have “learned” how to handle things with our students even if they are not in person. We have critically thought about how we can educate them to be the best version of themselves in the CTE careers they desire. Our CTE programs continue to grow and we are seeing many certifications and completers out of them. I can say with full confidence that I am very proud of the systems we have in place to keep our programs alive. We will all “survive” this time if we continue to work together to educate and advocate for CTE!

We are privileged to be part of a great organization. We are not just CTE educators, we are leaders in our communities that continue to improve and promote CTE by being advocates in legislation. We also have an outstanding liability insurance policy that covers up to one million dollars. These are just two perks of our organization. I am asking that you share what we are about with your fellow educators and encourage them to join our organization.

Thank you to all of our SCACTE members. We appreciate your loyalty to our organization and the work that you do. Thank you also to Ray Boland, Executive Director, and his wife Marcelle, who put in many hours to keep our organization alive and well. Wishes for good health to all of you. If I can be of any assistance, please reach out to me at


Dana M. Crumpton

SCACTE President 2021-2022

SCACTE Executive Director's Message

Message from Ray Boland

I hope this SCACTE Newsletter finds you well. It has been a long time since we have been together face-to-face. SCACTE is providing this opportunity for all of our members and others to attend the 4th FYI "Find Your Inspiration" Conference on January 14-16, 2022 at Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation at North Myrtle Beach. You can find more information in the current SCACTE Newsletter and on the SCACTE website at

Funds for this professional development can come from 328, 329, and 207 Professional development fund thru your district. Please contact your local CTE Administrator, if interested. Rod Miller will offer a Certification Session for use of the 328 funds. Rod challenges all CTE Administrators to bring your CTE Teachers and staff.

Call for Presentations on our SCACTE Website are due by October 31. The first presenter of each session will receive free registration. We also will be presenting awards for 2022 FYI Alternative Certification Teacher of the Year and 2022 FYI New Teacher of the Year (1-3 Yr.). Please submit your nominations by October 31 online or to Ray Boland at

SCACTE extends sympathy to anyone who has lost loved ones during this period of Covid 19.

We are extremely saddened to have lost the current President of SCACTE Special Needs division, Cheryl Roycroft. Cheryl has been a member of SCACTE for 21 years.

Congratulations to our 2021 SCACTE Award winners who will represent South Carolina at Region II in the fall of 2022 in Virginia.

2021 New Teacher of the Year: Julia Voyles: Sports Medicine Teacher: Anderson Career and Technology Center

2021 Teacher of the Year: James Ettari- Law Enforcement Instruction: Anderson Career and Technology Center

2021 Teacher Educator: Katrina Haynes: Cyber Academy of SC and Direct Instructor

2021 Administrator of the Year: Tim Keown: President, SC Governor's School of Agriculture

2021 Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame: Sherri Yarborough: RD Anderson Applied Technology Center

2021 CTE Champion: Jennifer Overholt- Mau: Cyber Academy of SC