Cassandra Miller-Washington, the District’s Director of Career, Technical and
Agricultural Education, was named National Administrator of the Year by the
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) on November 19, 2015,
in New Orleans.
Dr. Miller-Washington was named the Region II
CTAE Administrator of the Year in fall 2015. She advanced to regional
competition after being named State Administrator of the Year by the Georgia
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) at the association's
conference in 2014.
Dr. Miller‐Washington first began her journey in
education by way of a career in hospitality management. She moved to Macon
after graduating from Tuskegee University in 1994 to work as the Manager of
Campus Dining for Aramark at Mercer University. While working at Mercer, she
joined the university's first cohort of the Executive Master of Business
Administration program and received her MBA in 1998. Afterward, she began
working with two of the Edison Schools in Bibb County ‐ King Edison and Riley
Dr. Miller‐Washington happened to
meet her mentor, Ella Carter, about the same time the Bibb County School
District and Edison Schools decided not renew their partnership in 2002. At the
time, Mrs. Carter was serving as principal of Northeast High School and she
encouraged Dr. Miller‐Washington to become a Marketing teacher at Northeast
through Georgia’s Teacher Alternative Preparation Program (TAPP).
Dr. Miller‐Washington worked at Northeast from
2002‐2007, during which time she served in many capacities, including Marketing
teacher, CTAE Department Chair, Instructional Lead Teacher, and Junior and
Senior Class Adviser. She was also named Northeast's Teacher of the Year for
the 2004‐2005 school year.
In 2007, Dr. Miller‐Washington
moved to Central High School, where she remained for two years, to revamp
Central's Marketing program. Later, when she became a CTAE Supervisor in 2009,
she oversaw the opening of the Video Broadcasting Lab at Central.
In 2010, she received her
doctorate in Educational Leadership from Capella University. She took over as
Director of the CTAE Department in December 2012.
Founded in 1926, GACTE is the largest education
association in Georgia dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares
youth and adults for successful careers. Its purpose is to provide leadership
in developing an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce. The
ACTE Region II Conference was held September 24-27 in Montgomery, Ala. ACTE's
Region II includes state associations in Alabama, the Bahamas, Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and