Arkansas Department of Education Secretary Johnny Key Appoints Ross White as CTE Director

Arkansas Department of Education Secretary Johnny Key is pleased to appoint Ross White as the new director of the ADE Division of Career and Technical Education. White, who is the current vice principal at Siloam Springs High School, will assume his new role on May 1.

“Having been a CTE teacher and an administrator, Mr. White brings a wealth of CTE experience and knowledge to the division,” Key said. “I look forward to the contributions he will make to Arkansas’ strong CTE program. I also want to thank Dr. Angela Kremers who served in the interim role of CTE director during the government transformation process. I am so pleased that she will stay with the division as an associate director. With Dr. Kremers’ expertise and Mr. White’s exceptional qualifications, Arkansas’ CTE program will continue to lead the nation in student-focused CTE education.”

Prior to serving as vice principal at Siloam Springs High School, a position he has held since July 2019, White was the director of the school’s CTE program. From August 2008 to July 2018, he was a member of the career development and marketing faculty for the Alma School District.

White earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Education in May 2008 and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership in May 2012 from Arkansas Tech University at Russellville. He received an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership degree in August 2020 from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. 

White also is a member of several professional organizations, including the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, Arkansas Association of Career and Technical Education Administrators, and Arkansas Association for Career and Technical Education. He currently serves as a board member for the Arkansas Tech University Alumni Board.