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Release Date: 10/29/2019
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BCPS Career and Technical Education coordinator earns two national honors

TOWSON, MD — Michael E. Grubbs, Ph.D., coordinator of Career and Technical Education for Baltimore County Public Schools, has been named an ACTE New Professionals Fellow by the Association for Career and Technical Education, and he has been appointed to the board of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) Education Foundation.
 
Grubbs will represent Region I in the 2020 class of ACTE New Professionals Fellows. In a letter announcing his appointment, ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson wrote, “Your selection is a testament to your dedication, commitment, and passion for career and technical education and the future growth of our country.”
 
New Professionals Fellows participate in ACTE’s National Leadership Fellowship Program, which provides educators with an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and involvement in professional organizations. The program identifies, trains, and motivates a cadre of leaders who will continue to advance efforts that support an educated, prepared, adaptable, and competitive workforce.
 
On the NAPE Education Foundation Board, Grubbs will work alongside fellow board members to build educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity, and workforce diversity. The Board meets quarterly and includes a diverse group of education and business and industry professionals.
 
As the coordinator of Career and Technical Education (CTE) for BCPS, Grubbs oversees nearly 40 CTE programs of study across 10 career clusters; manages local, state, and federal budgets; and manages curriculum development, professional development, and instructional supervision related to CTE. Prior to his current position, he was the supervisor of Manufacturing, Technology, and Engineering Education for BCPS. While in that position, he oversaw extracurricular robotics for the school system, Project Lead the Way Engineering & Gateway, and technology and engineering education. Previously, he was a middle school engineering and technology education teacher, graduate research assistant for Virginia Tech, and adjunct instructor.
 
Grubbs received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Integrative STEM Education, from Virginia Tech. He has authored the textbook Foundations of Engineering & Technology 7th Edition, as well asbook chapters, and numerous journal articles related to STEM, design, and engineering education. He is also a co-director for the Advancing Excellence in P-12 Engineering Education (AE3) research collaborative, which has partnered with the American Society for Engineering Education to establish a defined and cohesive educational sequence to serve as the foundation for PK-12 Engineering Standards. Dr. Grubbs’ current focus is on PK-12 engineering education and improving students’ design cognition.

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