Two career and technical education educators chosen for leadership fellowship

Posted: February 8, 2024

Toinette Outland, NNPS career and technical education supervisor, and Dr. Carrington Faulk, marketing teacher and DECA advisor at Heritage High School, were chosen for the 2024 Association for Career and Technical Education National Leadership Fellowship Program.

Twenty-one fellows were selected for the 2024 cohort of the year-long program, which identifies and trains leaders. Participants complete the program with a strong desire and motivation to support an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce, according to ACTE.

Outland came to NNPS in 2010 as program administrator for the Heritage High School Engineering & Technology Magnet Program, which received state designation as a Governor's STEM Academy in 2012 through her efforts of expanding career pathway opportunities, leading innovative professional development for teachers and fostering challenging initiatives for students. In 2016, Outland was promoted to CTE instructional supervisor for grades 6-12 and since then NNPS CTE programs have received numerous state and national awards.

"I plan to use the knowledge gained during the fellowship to share with other CTE educators across the state," Outland said. "I have a strong desire to share my passion for career and technical education and to expand career pathway opportunities for students to help prepare them for the emerging workforce."

"The resources obtained through this fellowship program will assist me with being a better CTE leader and advocate, and will assist me with leading effective professional development opportunities for CTE administrators and teachers."

The opportunity to learn how to better connect with legislators who will help influence funding and policies that impact NNPS programs will be invaluable, according to Outland. Being able to assist with curating instructional resources that will benefit the CTE community and make an impact on teaching and learning is also important to her.

"I am excited about the possibilities that are available as a result of this professional learning community," Outland said.

Faulk is a creative educational leader, researcher and content producer. He enjoys educating learners of all ages on how to master subjects in the realm of creativity, leadership, technology, branding and innovation.

"Bringing innovation to the forefront, my ACTE National Leadership Fellowship will harness my strategic thinking and expertise in instructional technology to cultivate cutting-edge curriculum, fostering a culture of innovation in teaching and learning for students at NNPS," Faulk said.

"Through my ACTE fellowship, I plan to leverage my creative skills in video production, graphic design and entrepreneurship to instill a spirit of innovation in education at NNPS, ensuring students experience dynamic and forward-thinking learning environments."
Toinette Outland
Toinette Outland
Dr. Carrington Faulk
Dr. Carrington Faulk