2014 Summer Conference
Welcome to the 2014
Alabama Career and Technical Education
Professional Development Conference
July 29-31, 2014
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center
2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd North
Online Conference Registration: CLOSED
Driving Directions/Map Link
Westin Birmingham Hotel - $140.00 per night plus tax
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel - $120.00 per night plus tax https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/sheratonalacte2014
Make plans now to attend an exciting conference in July!
Keynote Speaker: John Croyle
Founder and Executive Director of Big Oak Ranch, Inc. which includes three ministries.
1. Big Oak Boys’ Ranch in Gasden, AL
2. Big Oak Girls’ Ranch in Springville, AL
3. Westbrook Christian School in Rainbow City, AL
He and his wife Teresa (Tee) are the parents of two children: Reagan (married to John David Phillips), she is a former University of Alabama basketball player and current Childcare Team Director for Big Oak Ranch
Brodie (married to Kelli Schutz Croyle), former University of Alabama and NFL quarterback. They have four grandchildren.
John was a defensive end for the University of Alabama’s 1973 National Championship football team, playing for the legendary Coach Paul “Bear" Bryant. At 19, John felt he had been given a gift to work with young people. His dream was to have the best children’s home in America. On the advice of Coach Bryant, John declined opportunities for professional football to pursue his dream of helping children in need. Since 1974, more than 1,800 children have called Big Oak Ranch home.
In addition to his work on-site at the Ranch, John speaks across the nation. Having learned a lifetime of lessons helping raise more than 1,800 children, John’s vision is to help people everywhere be better parents.
He is the recipient of numerous honors, he has been featured in national publications; appeared on national television including The Today Show, CNN News, ABC Sports’ Half-Time Report; Fox Sports South; The 700 Club, Parenting Life and many more.
John’s philosophy is, “A hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of house we lived in, the kind of car we drove or how much money we had in the bank, but the world may be different because you and I were important in the life of a child.”
ALACTE Awards Nomination Packet (Word format)
ALACTE Office Nominations
Officer Nominations Packet (Word format)