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Nevada Department of Education Director Craig Statucki is appointed to the Association for Career and Technical Education’s National Board

February 1, 2024

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) is thrilled to recognize Craig Statucki, Director of the Office of Career Readiness, Adult Learning, and Education Options (CRALEO), for his appointment to the prestigious National Board as the Region V Vice President by the Board of Directors with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).

As he takes on this new role, he will oversee and provide direction for the Association as a Board Member, and representing all ACTE members within the Region on the Board. Some of his responsibilities include mentoring new leaders, planning and attending ACTE events, drafting quarterly e-newsletters, working closely with members, and serving as the Chairperson of the Region V Policy Committee which supports the operations of the Region.

“This appointment is not just a personal milestone for Craig but also a moment of pride for the entire Nevada education community,“ said Jhone Ebert, Superintendent of Public Instruction. “As he takes on this esteemed role at the national level, we are confident that his voice will further the cause of CTE across the nation, shaping the future of workforce development and ensuring the success of students.”

Craig Statucki has been with the Department since 2020 and oversees the state’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) and adult education programs at NDE. Craig’s visionary leadership and dedication to CTE has made a big impact on Nevada students. Since arriving at NDE, Craig and his team have worked to increase alignment of CTE programs of study to Nevada’s economic needs and improve access and opportunity for students to participate in CTE across the state. He also served as the Interim Deputy Superintendent for the Division of Educator Effectiveness and Family Engagement leading up to and during the 2023 Legislative Session.

“I witness Craig’s dedication to students and teachers every day, and this appointment underscores that hard work,“ said Christy McGill, Deputy Superintendent for Educator Effectiveness and Family Engagement.

NDE looks forward to the fresh perspectives and initiatives he will bring to the board, further propelling the growth and evolution of Career and Technical Education nationally. Craig's leadership and passion for CTE will ensure every learner has access to high-quality CTE experiences.

“I am both honored and humbled to be appointed to the Association for Career and Technical Education Board of Directors and to represent ACTE Region V’s 16 western states and the Pacific Islands on the Board,“ said Craig Statucki, Director of CRALEO. “In my career as a career and technical education educator in Nevada, I have had the privilege of being mentored by great CTE leaders within the State and across ACTE Region V states. I look forward to meeting and exceeding the high bar those leaders have set for me in my role as the ACTE Region V Vice President.”

Craig has been very active in career and technical education serving on several leadership roles at the state, regional, and national levels. Craig served on the Board of Directors for the Nevada Association for Career and Technical Education (Nevada ACTE) as president before becoming their executive director for five years. Craig currently serves on the national ACTE Awards committee and is the ACTE Region V Awards Chair. He has also served on the ACTE Region V Policy Committee, was president of the ACTE’s National Executive Director Association, and was inducted into the ACTE Region V Hall of Fame in April 2020.

ACTE’s members elected its Board of Directors from among eligible members each year. Craig will be serving a three-year term beginning July 2024. The election was open to ACTE’s membership of roughly 25,000 educators, administrators and other CTE professionals.

The Association for Career and Technical Education is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares students for careers. ACTE provides educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce. ACTE strives to empower educators to deliver high quality CTE programs that ensure all students are prepared for successful careers.

About the Nevada Department of Education

The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) leads and collaborates with Nevada’s 17 school districts and the State Public Charter School Authority to advance educational equity Statewide. With offices in Carson City and Las Vegas, NDE oversees all pre-K-12 education in the State, working to achieve its mission to improve student achievement and educator effectiveness by ensuring opportunities, facilitating learning, and promoting excellence. Under the leadership of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, NDE impacts the achievement of nearly half a million children and 30,000 educators. Learn more about NDE and join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Instagram.

Sandy Julian

Interim Public Information Officer