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Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

Incoming Ohio ACTE Officers

The following career-tech educators will serve on the Ohio ACTE officer team as of September 2022.  They will join current officers.

Office of President- Elect, for a one year term beginning Sept. 1, 2022 followed by a one year term as Ohio ACTE President and one year as Past President:

Michael Parry, U.S. Grant Career Center, Superintendent 

Mike Parry is the Superintendent of U.S. Grant Career Center in Bethel.   Mike has spent his career in Career Technical Education.  Prior to serving as the Grant Career Center Superintendent, Mike served as the Superintendent of Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center.  As a Superintendent, he has a proven track-record of being a visionary and innovative leader who builds strong relationships with stakeholders – both internal and external – as well as a strong, highly focused team.

Before moving into the Chief Executive role, Mike served as the Executive Director of Secondary Education for Butler Technology and Career Development Schools.  Prior to taking on the executive role at Butler Tech, Mike worked with the development and administration of programs for at-risk youth, online learning, and transitions programs for individuals with special needs.

Before joining the Butler Tech team, Mike was a Social Studies and English Language Arts Instructor for at-risk youth with Miami Valley Career Technology Center.  Before that he was a Theology teacher on the mid-Pacific Island, Saipan.  Originally, Mike hales from Western Pennsylvania, growing up outside of Pittsburgh.

Mike’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton.  He is a member of National and State Association of Career Technical Education, National Council of Local Administrators, Ohio Association of Career Technical Superintendents, Buckeye Association of School Administrators, and the Board of Advisors for the Clermont Chamber of Commerce.

 Office of Treasurer, for a two year term, beginning Sept. 1, 2022:

Brian Bontempo, Auburn Career Center, Superintendent 

As the Superintendent of Auburn Career Center, Brian has implemented many positive changes in his five years.  He has led the District through staffing reorganization, addition or reorganization of Criminal Justice, Dental Assistant programs, Technology & Engineering and Design, Computer Networking Technology and Cyber Security, and Pro Web and Game Design, a marketing rebranding process, the start of the Auburn Education Foundation, a facilities renovation plan and the resurgence of enrollment to the highest it has been in years. 

The growth includes the start-up of summer boot camp skills program for High School & Adults, as well as leading the major “growth” of the adult programming at Auburn Career Center thru creative customized models and modifying existing models.  In addition, he has led workforce and skills training committees that have launched initiatives in Manufacturing, Healthcare and Technology.  Most recently Auburn Career Center has expanded offerings in micro credentials to middle schools and a regional Certified Production Tech initiative thru Career Based Intervention.

Brian came to the Auburn Career Center after nine years as Superintendent of the Lake County ESC. Prior to joining the ESC, he  served as Principal at Willoughby South High School, a suburban school of over 1,200 students. Prior to being the principal, he was an assistant principal at Willoughby South and received the Ohio Assistant Principal of the Year Award in 2002. DBrian was also recognized as the John Carroll University Alumni of the Year in 2002. His background includes working as the Director of Technology, classroom teacher, and head wrestling coach. In addition, he has served on numerous levy, facility labor management and dispute committees, and has considerable experience in curriculum and program development.

Brian is Past President of the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) and former Chairman of the Lake County Schools Health Care Consortium. He also serves on the Kent State Geauga Advisory Board, and the American Technical Education Association Board and has an extensive network of leaders across Ohio.
  He holds a B.S. in Business Education, a M.Ed. in Computer Education, a M.Ed. in School Administration, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He also holds Ohio licenses as superintendent, treasurer and K-12 principal.


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