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Lohse Chosen as ACTE Fellow

Feb. 22, 2024 - Dr. Jacob Lohse, principal of South Tech High School, has been chosen to serve as a 2024 Fellow by the Association of Career and Technical Education. Lohse has been the instructional leader of South Tech for over a decade and holds a teaching degree in Industrial Arts from Southeast Missouri State University, a master’s in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Maryville University. As principal, Dr. Lohse aims to empower students and staff by facilitating a collaborative, professional, safe, student-centered career and technical center.

“I am excited to be a part of the ACTE National Leadership Fellowship Program,” said Lohse. “Through this experience, I hope to be a part of the national conversation around Career and Technical Education. I will have the opportunity to meet CTE leaders from around the country, learn from them, network with them, and bring new and different ideas back to South Tech to continue our growth as a CTE provider.”  

The ACTE National Fellowship Program’s purpose, per their website, is to foster leadership development for CTE educators, provide opportunities to participate in political processes used to develop and implement laws and regulations, and train leaders who will continue to position ACTE as a leader in developing an educated, prepared, adaptable, and competitive workforce. Through these channels, the program is an instrument to provide CTE educators with professional development, policy knowledge, and leadership development.