At last summer's Unlocking Pathways Summit in Aurora, Colorado, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona described a “high school of the future” — one that would prepare students for whatever path they choose after graduation. This preparation includes providing personalized career advising, opportunities to earn workforce credentials and licenses, dual enrollment and work-based learning. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of College and Career Readiness has several initiatives designed to support students in their career development. Assistant Commissioner Travis Plume will explain these initiatives, interweaving personal stories from his own experiences in public education.
About the Speaker:
Travis Plume recently joined the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as the Assistant Commissioner of the Office of College and Career Readiness. He is a life-long Missourian with 24 years of experience in public education, which includes leadership roles in college admissions, science teaching, school counseling, and building-level administration in both rural and urban districts. Travis earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary science education from the University of Missouri, a master’s of education in school counseling from Lincoln University, a master’s of science in biology from Washington University in St. Louis, and a specialist’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Central Missouri.