All members will receive a ballet electronically or through U.S. mail. Ballot must be postmarked by March 31, 2017.

President Elect Candidates

NW Norris Williams

Norris Williams joined the Virginia Department of Correctional Education in 1997 as an Electrical Instructor and in 2003, moved to DCE Central Office as a CTE Administrator where he is presently. Norris currently serves as CEA Region II Director and a twice Past-Director and Past-Treasurer. He has served as Chairman of the National Long Range Strategic Planning and Conference Oversight Committee for over 8 years and is presently serving as Conference Oversight Chairman for both the 2017 Forum and 2017 National Conference. He previously chaired national conferences in Madison and Cleveland.


SL Susan Lockwood

Dr. Susan Lockwood is currently the Director of Juvenile Education for the Indiana Department of Correction and a correctional educator for 16 years. She presents at CEA leadership forums and conferences, and most recently at the Australian Correctional Education Association National Conference in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. She has served as President of the Council of State and Federal Directors, member of the CEA Executive Board, and member of the Standards Commission. Dr. Lockwood has published articles in professional journals on the impact of Education and Employment on Recidivism and has received the CEA President's Award and National JAG Leadership Award.


Vice President Candidate

BA Betty Abbott

Betty Abbott has been a CEA member since 1998 and in correctional education since 1997. She has served numerous positions on the Directors Council and is currently serving as the Vice President of the CEA Board. Betty wants to continue in that position to continue the focus on financial stability and addressing the needs of the membership. The additional two years would allow Betty to support the membership and achieve the goals of CEA.


Treasurer Candidates

DJ Denise Justice

Denise Justice is the current International CEA Treasurer and
Superintendent of OCSS. As a correctional educator/CEA member for over
35 years, she was a special education/academic teacher (both
males/females), Principal, Academic Director and Assistant Superintendent.
She served as International President, Vice President, Regional Director and
Secretary, state President and Vice President. Denise served as International
Teacher of the Year chair, International Conference Chair and on many CEA
committees at the international, regional and state level.


SMSusan P. McKee, Ph.D.

Dr. Susan P. McKee has been a member of CEA since 1989. Her goals are
to assist in making CEA financially sound, its transactions transparent, and
its reporting clear and understood. Susan is and has served as CEA Director
of Region VIII. She has been on the Finance Committee and is one of the
original authors of the Long Range Strategic Plan.
Susan joined Pace Learning Systems in 1978 and is now the
President/CEO. At Pace Learning, she has 30+ years' experience with
budget planning and preparation, preparing and reading financial reports,
and is proficient with QuickBooks.







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