President's TAKE OVER
Congratulations Clay Long!!!!

During the 2018 Business Professionals of America National Leadership conference held in Grapevine, TX, Clay Long was inducted into the Business Professionals of America Hall of Fame.

From student member and national officer to serving as the Chairman of the Board of Business Professionals of America Clay has dedicated his service to the continued success of the organization at all levels. Clay recognizes the needs of the students, advisors and organization and works to create an organizational climate where those around him can apply innovative thinking to solve problems. Congratulations Clay Long, Idaho is very proud of you.

Dr. Brenda Jacobsen
Public Relations
CTEI Awards - Submit TODAY
Submit an application for someone who goes above and beyond! For more information on each category, please visit the CTEI Awards webpage. All awards are easily completed online through the ACTE portal. If you have any questions about the process or criteria, contact Debra Guinn, Awards Committee Chair.

Acknowledge the amazing work being done each and every day by our members in their classrooms, buildings, and communities.
- Teacher of the Year
- Administrator of the Year
- New Teacher of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year
- Career Guidance Award
- Teacher Educator of the Year
- Carl Perkins Community Service Award
Member Spotlight: Jake Hampton
Name :
Jake Hampton
Teaching Area:
Powersports and Small Engine Repair
College of Western Idaho
How long have you been teaching?
 Completed my first year, May 12th.
Are you from Industry?
Yes, I have been in the Powersports industry since 2003, and spent a large portion of that career at Carl's Cycle Sales in Boise, Idaho.
What do you enjoy most about your job? Being an instructor has been very rewarding. Seeing students acquire skills and information that they will use throughout their lives and help better themselves as employees and members of society.
Why would you encourage a new teacher to engage in their teacher association? There are many great organizations that we have access to as educators, finding the group that can help advance and improve your skills is a must. As a new educator I'm still trying to sort out my style and techniques to convey messages to students. Many of these organizations have talented educators that enjoy collaborating with new instructors like myself.
If you could change one thing about your classroom environment, what would it be? I'm fortunate to have a great facility at CWI that is one of the premier setups in the State and Region for instructing students on repairing equipment.
What is something about you that would surprise people? I have a 1960 Olson Kurbside Stepvan project I'm working on, and enjoy getting old trucks and motorcycles back on the road after years of storage.
What is something you would like to learn to do? I am always trying to better myself and become familiar with various tasks and trades. I would love to take some classes from our Welding and Machine Tool programs at CWI, they have some talented instructors with very high levels of knowledge they could share.
What is one of your goals? To improve my skills as an instructor and help students achieve their goals and introduce them to a great industry that can provide a high quality of life.

(Each month, CTEI will spotlight a member. If you have a recommendation on who we should spotlight, contact Brenda Jacobsen , Public Relations Chair.)
Professional Development Opportunities
June 24 - 27, 2018 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), Atlanta, GA. Premier learning and networking event of family and consumer sciences and related professionals addressing the critical issues related to "Cultivating Social and Emotional Competence for Healthy Relationships. "

July 30 - August 2, 2018 ICTE Professional Development Conference , Boise. Reach for passion. Reach for knowledge. Reach for excellence. Attend Idaho's premiere Career Technical Education professional development opportunity. Stay up-to-date

November 8 - 10, 2018 Idaho Business Education Association fall conference, It's all about You. Mark your calendars and keep yourself posted at
CTEI Committee Work
The hard-work is realized! To learn more about the Committee Charrges and the members of each committee, click the committee name. If you are interested and did not have a chance to sign-up, contact the committee chair.

  • Awards/Recognition Committee (Debra Guinn, Chair): What better way to help CTEI than to engage in the acknowledgement and recognition of our members and the amazing work they are doing? 
  • By-Laws Committee (Mindy Pals, Chair): This committee reviews our By-Laws and provides recommendations for amendments during our Annual Meeting at REACH. 
  • Conference Committee (Tom Bandolin, Chair): The REACH Conference and Tech Expo Committee will provide opportunities for CTEI Members to foster professional development through workshops and presentations, as well as networking with other CTE professionals and technical industry experts. Join the committee that leads this work. 
  • Legislative Committee (Lex Godfrey, Chair): The purpose and charge of the legislative committee is to inform membership of legislative issues. Additionally the committee advocates for legislative and regulatory positions that support, enhance and recognize the value of career and technical education.  
  • Membership Committee (Robert Hale/Shannon Holt, Chairs: Help guide us in ways to recruit membership and ensure we provide the services our membership desires. 
  • Nominating Committee (Ivak Cooper, Chair): Be part of the committee who identifies and brings nominations forth for the CTEI Executive Committee.
  • Professional Development (Robert Hale, Chair): As the focus for our membership, Professional Development opportunities are critical to CTEI's success, but how do we best provide these to all of our membership? Engage in the conversation on how to provide PD to all membership.
  • Public Relations Committee (Dr. Brenda Jacobsen, Chair): Join in the work to spread the message about the great work CTEI is doing and the success and achievements of our membership.
Officer Contact Information
Contact your Association Representative or a member of the Career & Technical Educators of Idaho Board and check-out the CTEI website .
The First Friday Flash is produced by Career Technical Educators of Idaho.
If you'd like to have something included in this monthly communication,
please contact Dr. Brenda Jacobsen , Chair of the Public Relations Committee.