March 2022


This monthly communication will help to serve CTE administrators across the state by providing timely and informative updates that will support the work you do surrounding Career & Technical Education in your district, schools, and classrooms.

If ever you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to an ACOVA Board Member; we are here to serve YOU!

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ACTE AZ Summer Conference Information

The Association for Career and Technical Education and the Arizona Department of Education is excited to host the “Returning to the Core of CTE” Summer Conference, which will be held July 15-20, 2022, in Tucson, Arizona.

This conference is open to administrators, counselors, teachers, and industry members. It will provide professional development sessions, as well as opportunities to connect and network with peers, program areas, and the CTE community.

Check the ACTEAZ Conference Link for Information on Hotel registration which begins on March 14, 2022.

CAMP M&M for CTE Administrators will be held on Friday July 15th beginning at 8:00 AM. Please be sure to add CAMP M&M to your summer conference registration.

Register Here for the Critical Issues Virtual Forum on April 19th at 4:00 PM

Your ACOVA board will be holding a virtual forum to discuss critical issues as shared at teh Midwinter Conference in Prescott. We would like to hear your voice as we develop an action plan to address these.

Please complete the form to RSVP for your attendance at:

Spirit of ACOVA Award 2022 - Nominations Being Accepted

The recipient of this award embodies the mission of ACOVA by building community, fostering advocacy and exhibiting strong leadership for Arizona CTE Administrators. All active members of ACOVA are eligible for this award: any educator (active or retired) whose major responsibility is (or was) the administration and/or supervision of Career & Technical Education in (1) any public school system, (2) public post-secondary institution, or (3) other public education and training agencies as defined by the Executive Committee.

Nominate a Colleague Here

ACOVA Elections Coming in April

Please email Jayme Fitzpatrick, ACOVA Secretary if you are interested in the following positions:

  • President Elect
  • Secretary
  • Member at Large

Grants Updates

Your FY23 grants are now open. If you did not attend the March 7th webinar with ADE, a recording will be available.

You must submit your Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment. This is a a review year so updates will need to be completed (use color coding).

Looking for the ACOVA Annual Calendar? Click the button below!!!!!!

ACOVA - CTE Calendar

The ACOVA calendar contains dates for all CTE administrator tasks and Arizona CTE events. Download or make a copy for your own use. There is a separate tab for each month and tasks are color coded by category.

ACTE AZ Awards - Nominations now Open


It is important that we all take a moment to nominate and recognize all of the hardworking teachers, administrators, counselors, business partners and staff that we work with every day for Awards. Deadline for nominations is March 18, 2022.

This year we have added that you can self-nominate and have added a place for a picture to be added for all nominees.

If you have questions, please contact Awards Committee Chair Stephen Weltsch at or Shelly York at


ACTE AZ Scholarships - Nominations now Open

2022 ACTEAZ Scholarship nominations open November 1, 2021. Please let your CTE students know that they can apply for a scholarship through the ACTEAZ website. Deadline for scholarship applications is March 18, 2022.

If you have questions, please contact Scholarship Committee Chair Nicole Hampton at or Shelly York at



ACTE National Policy Seminar - In-Person or Virtual March 21-23, 2022 Washington DC

ACTE Region V Conference - April 6-9, 2022, Rapid City, SD

ACTE AZ Summer Conference - July 15-July 20, Tucson AZ

NCLA Best Practices & Innovations Conference - September 28-20, 2022, Cape Cod, MA

Upcoming ADE CTE Administrator Meetings

  • July 17, 2022 @ Summer Conference
    • 9:30 a.m. sign-in begins
    • Meeting: 10:00-11:30 a.m., Meeting begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.
    • Hilton El Conquistador, 10000 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

Supporting documents for CTEA meetings are located by date under CTE Meeting Resources.


The Arizona Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTEAZ) is offering Premier Series classes this winter. Please see link below for availability.
Click Here for Premiere Series Monthly Offerings

Professional Development Opportunities NOTE: All Teachers and Directors are welcome to attend any training at any location.

Resources for CTE Administrators


ACOVA provides CTE Directors with the skills needed to successfully lead the CTE enterprise within their school district. The professional organization is dedicated to the continued support and training of all current and aspiring CTE Directors; CTE leadership is a journey, not a destination.

ACOVA operates as a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. For more information about what ACOVA has to offer, please visit our website at