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National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

The NRCCTE at SREB external website is currently down for maintenance.

For more information, please contact NRCCTE at SREB director James R. Stone, III at

The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education at the Southern Regional Education Board conducts research on career and technical education and brings it into classrooms. 

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Advisory Council Members

The Making Schools Work Advisory Council is composed of state directors of CTE and school improvement from states belonging to SREB’s school improvement networks.

2019-2020 Council Members

Karen Anderson, School Improvement Director, Alabama State Department of Education

Deborah Coffman, Assistant Commissioner of Public School Accountability, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, Arkansas Department of Education

Tiara Booker-Dwyer, Assistant State Superintendent of College and Career Readiness, Maryland State Department of Education

Wendy Clemons, Executive Director, Secondary Education and Professional Development, Mississippi Department of Education

Latoya Dixon, Director, Office of School Transformation, South Carolina Department of Education

Kelly Foster, Associate Commissioner, Office of Next Generation Schools and Districts, Kentucky Department of Education

Twila Green, High Schools That Work / Technology Centers That Work State Coordinator, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education

Yvonne Holloman, Associate Director, Office of School Quality, Virginia Department of Education

Stan Hopkins, High Schools That Work Coordinator, West Virginia

David Horseman, Associate Commissioner, Office of Career and Technical Education, Kentucky Department of Education

Stephanie Johnson, Deputy Superintendent, School Improvement, Georgia Department of Education

Dave Leavitt, SREB School Improvement Consultant, New York

Betheny Lyke, Principal Consultant, District and School Improvement Center, American Institutes for Research

Angel Malone, CATE Director, Office of Career & Technical Education, South Carolina Department of Education

Brook Meiller, Executive Director, School Support & Improvement, Oklahoma State Department of Education

Edmund Mitzel, Executive Director, Maryland State Department of Education

Shell Nichols, Assistant Director, Office of Career Technical Education, Ohio Department of Education

Molly Ream, Program Specialist, Georgia Department of Education

Sonja Robertson, Executive Director, School Improvement, Mississippi Department of Education

Judith Sams, Specialist, Business and Information Technology & Related Clusters, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Virginia Department of Education

Hether Little-Shirey, Principal, Moore High School, Oklahoma

Felicia Everson-Tuggle, Assistant Commissioner of School Improvement, Tennessee Department of Education

Kristy Unger, Assistant Director, Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center, Missouri

Margaret Williamson, Assistant Director, West Virginia Department of Education


Summer Teacher Training Institute

AC teachers are required to attend the Summer Teacher Training Institute. STTI instructors determine whether teachers are adequately prepared to provide instruction for the 2019-20 school year.

Please bookmark and check this page for information about 2020 trainings.


2012 School Improvement Publications and Materials Catalogue

This catalogue contains hundreds of useful, fact-filled items — books, research reports, school improvement guides, case studies, brochures, professional development materials and DVDs. The materials are based on data and information from more than two decades of helping school leaders and teachers prepare students for challenging studies leading to success in postsecondary education and a career. They are available for a nominal cost, free of charge and/or on the SREB website and are easy to obtain for distribution in your state, district or school.

Publication Gene BottomsDecember 201554 pages(14V10-R15)

Students Step Up When Teachers and Leaders Transform Classrooms
Literacy Design Collaborative and Mathematics Design Collaborative

This publication describes how schools and teachers are using literacy and math strategies to engage students and prepare them for college and careers. Teachers and school leaders give first-hand accounts of their classroom experiences and share data on student achievement.



HSTW Profile: Queens Vocational and Technical High School and High Schools That Work — Improving SLCs in NYC

Queens Vocational and Technical High School (QVTHS) serves a culturally diverse student population of 1,200 students from across New York City. The school is a part of a cohort of New York City schools that were awarded a United States Department of Education grant to reorganize into small learning communities (SLCs). This profile explains how QVTHS used theHigh Schools That Work framework not only to organize into effective SLCs but also to implement a variety of improvement efforts to ensure success for all students.


More Than 20 Years as a High Schools That Work Site

William Byrd High School (WBHS) in Vinton, Virginia, is a dynamic place for learning and preparing students for college and careers. General track courses have been eliminated. Hundreds of students take Algebra II even though it’s not a state requirement. Students participate in cooperative education. Parents are deeply engaged in helping students select programs of study. Ninety percent of students graduate on time, and 83 percent go on to postsecondary study.