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The Teacher's Guide to the U.S. Department of Education - September 2000

Tech-Prep Education Contacts

Tech-Prep education is an alternative to the college prep course of study. The program prepares students for a highly skilled technical occupation that enables them to either enter the workplace directly as a qualified technician or continue their education?leading to a baccalaureate and other advanced degrees. Tech-Prep is a four-year sequence of study that begins in the 11th grade and continues through two years of postsecondary occupational education. Those who complete Tech-Prep receive a certificate or an associate degree. Tech-Prep is funded under two sections of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act through grants to states; funding is available for in-service training for teachers to implement Tech-Prep education.

Contact the following groups to learn more about Tech-Prep:

Gisela Harkin, education program specialist
Office of Vocational and Adult Education
U.S. Department of Education
Washington, DC 20202
202-205-9037

Dr. Charles R. Hopkins, director
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
1954 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
612-624-3000
800-322-9664
Fax: 612-624-7757
E-mail: nrccte@tc.umn.edu
Web site: http://www.nccte.com

George Copa site director
National Dissemination Center for Career and
Technical Education
Ohio State University
1900 Kenney Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1090
614-292-9931
800-848-4815
Fax: 614-292-1260
Web site: http://www.nccte.com
E-mail: ndccte@osu.edu

National Network for Curriculum
Coordination in Vocational-Technical
Education
University of Illinois at Springfield,
Building K-80
Springfield, IL 62794-9243
217-786-6375
E-mail: ivcc@uis.edu
Web site: http://www.uis.edu/~iscc


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State Directors of Tech-Prep

ALABAMA

Carol K. Laughlin, curriculum specialist
Division of Voc-Ed Services
Alabama Department of Education
Gordon Persons Building, Room 5234
50 North Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
334-242-9108
Fax: 334-242-0234
E-mail: caroll@sdcnet.alsde.edu

ALASKA

Sue Ethelbah, Tech-Prep coordinator
Alaska Department of Education
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
Juneau, AK 99811-1894
907-465-8704
Fax: 907-465-3240
E-mail: lvanball@educ.state.ak.us

ARIZONA

Nancy F. Dillon, director
Tech-Prep
Board of Directors for Community Colleges
3225 North Central Avenue, Suite 1220
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2411
602-255-4037
Fax: 602-279-3464
E-mail: dillon@stbd.cc.az.us

 
ARKANSAS

Kim Bradford, Tech-Prep coordinator
High Schools That Work
Department of Workforce Education
Three Capitol Mall, Room 307D
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-1040
Fax: 501-682-1509
E-mail: kchisholm@worked.state.ar.us
Web site: http://www.state.ar.us/worked

CALIFORNIA

Chris Almeida, program administrator
California Tech-Prep
Department of Education
721 Capitol Mall, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-657-2541
Fax: 916-657-2521
Web site: http://www.cde.ca.gov

COLORADO

Mary Stecklein, Tech-Prep coordinator
Community College and Occupational Education System
1391 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 600
Denver, CO 80204-2554
303-620-4000
Fax: 303-825-4295
E-mail: mary.stecklein@cccs.cccoes.edu
Web site: http://www.state.co.us

CONNECTICUT

Susan J. Binkowski, Tech-Prep coordinator
Connecticut Department of Education
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT 06457
860-807-2102
Fax: 860-807-2127
E-mail: agaulin43@aol.com

DELAWARE

James R. Campbell, executive director
Delaware Consortium on Tech-Prep
371-A West North Street
Dover, DE 19904-6713
302-739-6163
Fax: 302-739-6171
E-mail: pmhenry@state.de.us

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Judith Fredette, Tech-Prep coordinator
DC Public Schools
1709 3rd Street, NE, Room 204
Washington, DC 20002
202-576-6308
Fax: 202-576-7899
Web site: http://www.k12.dc.us

FLORIDA

Gayle Manley, Tech-Prep coordinator
Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street, #754
Tallahassee, FL 32312
850-488-7394
Fax: 850-488-3192
E-mail: manleyg@mail.doe.state.fl.us

GEORGIA

Terry D. Smith, unit director
Employment/Continual Education Unit
Georgia Department of Education
1752 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30345
404-657-8317
Fax: 404-679-1675
E-mail: jhogg@doe.k12.ga.us

HAWAII

Carol Shikada, Tech-Prep coordinator
Office of Instructional Services
Department of Education
189 Lunalilo Home Road, Room A-17
Honolulu, HI 96825
808-394-1358
Fax: 808-394-1304
E-mail: carol_shikada@notes.k12.hi.us
Web site: http://www.kcc.hawaii.edu/techprep

IDAHO

Wayne Rush, Tech-Prep coordinator
Idaho Division of Vocational Education
650 West State Street, PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0095
208-334-3216
Fax: 208-334-2365
E-mail: dpeterse@red.state.id.us
Web site: http:www.sde.state.id.us/rte/index.htm

ILLINOIS

Jerry Ohoare, principal consultant
Education to Careers
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777
312-814-3577
Fax: 312-814-2282
E-mail: lberkman@chi.isbe.state.il.us

INDIANA

Sue A. Dillon, specialist
Department of Workforce Development
Commission on Vocational and Technical Education
Room SE212, 10 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2277
317-32-1825
Fax: 317-32-1815
E-mail: jdorsey@dwd.is.state.in.us
Web site: http://www.state.in.us

IOWA

Laverne Hueholt, Tech-Prep Coordinator
Division of Community Colleges
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-281-3544
Fax: 515-281-6544
E-mail: lhueholt@ed.state.ia.us

KANSAS

Carolyn Olson
Kansas Tech-Prep
Kansas State Board of Education
120 Southeast 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-3958
Fax: 785-296-7933

KENTUCKY

Ahmed Sabie, director
Kentucky Tech-Prep
Department for Tech Education
Workforce Development Cabinet
2017 Capital Plaza Tower
500 Mero Street
Frankfurt, KY 40601
502-564-2890
Fax: 502-564-4800

LOUISIANA

Patricia S. Merrick, program manager
Louisiana Tech-Prep
Louisiana Department of Education
PO Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
504-342-3515
Fax: 504-342-5736
E-mail: Pmerrick@mail.doe.state.la.us
Web site: http://www.doe.state.la.us

MAINE

Gary F. Crocker, Tech-Prep coordinator
Maine Technical College System
323 State Street
Augusta, ME 04330
207-287-1070
Fax: 207-287-1037

MARYLAND

Cindy Hannon, Tech-Prep specialist
Maryland Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-0169
Fax: 410-333-2099

MASSACHUSETTS

Martha Hass, Tech-Prep coordinator
Massachusetts Department of Education
350 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148-5023
781-388-3300 ext 443
Fax: 781-388-3394

MICHIGAN

Joanne M. Mahony, Tech-Prep facilitator
Michigan Department of Education
PO Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
517-335-0405
Fax: 517-373-2759
E-mail: mahony@state.mi.us

MINNESOTA

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
700 World Trade Center
30 East Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101
651-296-9590
Fax: 651-296-3214
E-mail: mary.messimer@so.mnscu.edu

MISSISSIPPI

Tech-Prep Specialist
Vocational and Technical Education
PO Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205
601-359-3986
Fax: 601-359-6619
E-mail: cburns@mdek12.ms.us

MISSOURI

Robert A. Robinson, coordinator
Vocational Education
Missouri Department of Elementary and
Secondary Education
205 Jefferson Street, PO Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
573-751-3500
Fax: 573-526-4261
E-mail: brobinson@mail.dese.state.mo.us

MONTANA

Jane Karas
Montana School-to-Work
2500 Broadway
Helena, MT 59601
406-444-0333
Fax: 406-444-1469
E-mail: arazzeca@och.montana.edu

NEBRASKA

Carol Jurgens, Tech-Prep director
Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
402-471-0948
Fax: 402-471-0117

NEVADA

John Jeans, educational consultant
Nevada Department of Education
700 East 5th Street
Carson City, NV 89701
702-687-9193
Fax: 702-687-9114
E-mail: jjeans@nsn.k12.nv.us

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Norman Tilton, Tech-Prep supervisor
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3860
603-271-3867
Fax: 603-271-4079
E-mail: virwin@ed.state.nh.us

NEW JERSEY

Ronald R. Staj, Tech-Prep coordinator
Office of School-to-Work Initiatives
New Jersey Department of Education
Room 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
609-633-0665
Fax: 609-984-5347
E-mail: jtenbroo@doe.state.nj.us

NEW MEXICO

Jerry D. Sais, state coordinator
Tech-Prep
New Mexico Department of Education
300 Don Gaspar, Education Building
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
505-827-6651
Fax: 505-827-4041
E-mail: lhuffziger@sde.state.nm.us

NEW YORK

Bernie McInerney, Tech-Prep coordinator
New York Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room EB317
Albany, NY 12230
518-474-4809
Fax: 518-402-5114
E-mail: bmcinera@mail.nysed.gov
Web site: http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/workforce/tech.html

NORTH CAROLINA

Ann Doty, associate director
Workforce Programs
Community Colleges System
200 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-1379
919-733-6857
Fax: 919-733-0860
E-mail: browne@ncccs.cc.nc.us
Web site: http://www.ncccs.ccnc.us

NORTH DAKOTA

Anita K. Decker, Tech-Prep administrator
Board for Vocational Technical Education
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0610
701-328-3159
Fax: 701-328-1255
E-mail: adecker@pioneer.state.nd.us
Web site: http://www.voteched.state.nd.us/

OHIO

Jack L. Lenz, supervisor
Elaine D. Edgar, administrator Tech-Prep
Ohio Board of Regents
30 East Broad Street, 36th Floor
Columbus, OH 43266-0417
614-466-3334
Fax: 614-466-5866

OKLAHOMA

Linda Thompson, Tech-Prep coordinator
School-to-Work Division
Oklahoma Department of Vocational
and Technical Education
1500 West 7th Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074-4364
405-743-6826
Fax: 405-743-5142

OREGON

Fred Smith, Tech-Prep coordinator
Oregon Department of Education
255 Capital Street, NE
Salem, OR 97310-0203
503-373-7968
Fax: 503-378-5156
E-mail: june.tremain@state.or.us

PENNSYLVANIA

Lee Burket, Tech -Prep coordinator
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street, 6th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
717-787-5293
Fax: 717-783-8867

PUERTO RICO

Francisco Gonzalez, coordinator
Tech-Prep Project
Puerto Rico Department of Education
PO Box 190759
Hato Rey, PR 00919-0759
787-759-2000
Fax: 787-765-1367
E-mail: gonzalez_f@de.prstar.net

RHODE ISLAND

Robert Forest
Rhode Island Department of Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903-3414
401-222-4600
Fax: 401-222-2537
E-mail: irtp@us.net

SOUTH CAROLINA

Anne L. Matthews, director
Occupational Education
South Carolina Department of Education
1429 Senate Street
Rutledge Building, Room 912A
Columbia, SC 29201
803-737-9359
Fax: 803-734-3525
E-mail: grahams@sbt.tec.sc.us

 
SOUTH DAKOTA

Ken Kampelein, coordinator
Tech-Prep Initiatives
Office of Adult and Vocational Education
South Dakota Department of Education
435 South Chappelle
Pierre, SD 57501
605-224-6287
Fax: 605-224-8320
E-mail: marshak@sdcc.state.sd.us

TENNESSEE

Joe Green, executive director for Tech-Prep
Tennessee Board of Regents
Sixth Floor Gateway Plaza
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
615-532-2834
Fax: 615-532-8226
E-mail: jeatherly@mail.state.tn.us

TEXAS

Tech-Prep
Texas Education Agency
7745 Chevy Chase Drive, Suite 5.300
Austin, TX 78752
512-483-6250
Fax: 512-483-6444

UTAH

Utah Tech-Prep
Office of Applied Technology Education
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-538-7843
Fax: 801-538-7868
E-mail: jdickson@usoe.k12.ut.us
Web site: http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us

VERMONT

Vermont Tech-Prep
Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
802-828-5132
Fax: 802-828-3146
E-mail: jasselin@doe.state.vt.us
Web site: http://www.state.vt.us/educ/techprep/vttphp.html

VIRGIN ISLANDS

Anna Lewis, director
Vocational Technical and Adult Education
Virgin Islands Board of Education
44-46 Kongens Gade
St. Thomas, VI 00802
809-779-1861
Fax: 809-776-3488

VIRGINIA

Darlene H. Blake, coordinator
Tech-Prep
Virginia Community College System
101 North 14th Street, 15th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
804-371-6582
Fax: 804-786-3787
E-mail: dblake@vccs.cc.va.us
Web site: http://www.so.cc.va.us/workforce/techprep/admin.htm

WASHINGTON

Carolyn K. Norris, program supervisor
Tech-Prep
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Old Capitol Building
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
360-753-3538
Fax: 360-753-4515
E-mail: cnorris@.ospi.wednet.edu

WEST VIRGINIA

Saundra Randolph Perry, Executive Director
Joint Commission for Vocational Technical
Occupational Education
1018 Kanawha Boulevard East, Suite 107
Charleston, WV 25301-2827
(304) 558-2411
fax: (304) 558-4040

WISCONSIN

Mary Jane Best-Louther
Education Consultant
Tech Prep
Department of Public Instruction
125 South Webster Street, PO Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
(608) 267-3161
fax: (608) 261-6327
e-mail: Bestmj@mail.state.wi.us
url:
http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/

WYOMING

Linda Carter
Wyoming Department of Education
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
2300 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-6252
fax: (307) 777-6234

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