Kate Fergus is a Program Specialist at the Center on Education and Training for Employment where she works on a number of projects including DACUM (an acronym for Developing a Curriculum) Job/Task Analysis, Assessment Services, and the Aspire Professional Development Network.
She also serves as a member of CETE’s Steering Team for the Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Initiative. REDI is designed to increase members of the CETE community’s knowledge and skills relevant to the posture and practice of cultural humility, identify and establish anti-racist norms, practices, and policies at CETE, and contribute to the dismantling of institutional racism within CETE’s spheres of influence.
Kate has over ten years of experience in the creation and delivery of professional development, instructional resources, and technical assistance to numerous educational agencies within Ohio and across the nation. As key personnel at the DACUM International Training Center, Kate facilitates job and task analyses of existing and conceptual jobs and occupations, identifying critical data used in the development of competency-based education and training. Kate also develops and delivers workshops and trainings on standards-based education and alignment, curriculum development, and the integration of critical thinking and cognitively rigorous tasks into career-focused curricula. She is deeply passionate about sharing best practices for engaging and challenging learners of all ages and educational levels to think critically and communicate effectively.
In her free time, Kate enjoys paddle boarding, grappling her cats, and – much to the displeasure of both her husband and her cats -yelling at the television during Cleveland Browns games. She is a dedicated space-junkie and devoted dinosaur enthusiast.