The Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators strives to promote excellence in career and technical education through leadership, advocacy and service.

PACTA Supports the Following Beliefs:

  • Career and technical education is an integral part of the state system of economic and workforce development.
  • Career and technical education is an integral part of Pennsylvania’s public education system which serves secondary students as well as adults.
  • Career and technical education must serve the needs of business and industry by delivering programs which meet national skill standards and offer recognized credentials.
  • All citizens have the right to quality, affordable and accessible career and technical education.

STRATEGIC PLAN

GOAL 1:

Promote quality practices in career and technical education.

GOAL 2:

Collaborate to enhance the role of career and technical education.

GOAL 3:

Promote professional growth opportunities for members.

GOAL 4:

Advocate the critical role of career and technical education in quality education and workforce development.

2021-2023 PACTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Leon Poeske
President

Darby Copeland
President-Elect

Kevin Rice
Secretary/Treasurer

John Augustine
Past President

Lisa Greenwalt
Eastern Region President

Eric Palmer
Central Region President

Tony Miller
Western Region President/Quality Practices Pillar Chair

Lee Burket
PDE-BCTE (non-voting)

Jacqueline Cullen
Executive Director (non-voting)

Scott Rogers
Advocacy Pillar Chair/PA-ACTE Representative

Karen Pflugh
Professional Growth Pillar Chair

Danielle Mehalick
Collaboration Pillar Chair/Business Managers Representative

Eric Heasly
Western Region Officer

Cathleen Plesnarski
Eastern Region Officer

Patience Lehrman
Eastern Region Officer

Justin Bruhn
Eastern Region Officer

Cynthia Pellock
Central Region Officer

Kevin Sprong
Western Region Officer

Wesley Kutchta
Western Region Officer

Kirk Schotzhauer
Adult/Continuing Education Representative

Kurt Kiefer
SkillsUSA Representative – West

Dennis Virga
SkillsUSA Representative – East

MaryAnn Volders
SkillsUSA Representative – Central