The October TI Talks featured Shalontae Payne from the Duncanville Independent School District.
She discussed how to extend academic preparation and industry-based learning opportunities for students in K–12, including:
- Utilizing partnerships to expand opportunities
- Connecting learning for future career readiness
- Alignment of skills
Please find slides to the presentation below.
PartnerShalontae L. Payne
Director of Career and Technical Education and College and
Career Readiness Duncanville Independent School District
Shalontae Payne is the Director of Career and Technical Education and College and Career Readiness in Duncanville ISD. Payne has 22 years of experience in education and has served in multiple capacities, including teacher, middle and high school counselor, assistant principal, instructional coordinator, and now in her current role. Payne has worked hard to make Duncanville ISD Career and Technical Education a premier program. Payne is an advocate for student opportunities in internships, externships, practicum and dual credit classes. Because of the program’s success at the high school, Payne is now tasked with growing CTE even further into Duncanville ISD’s elementary, intermediate and middle school programs. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Texas, a Master in Counseling from the University of North Texas and a principal and superintendent certification from the University of North Texas.