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  Lee Burket 
PDE Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE)
Opening Session Speaker

Dr. Burket started with the Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education in 2003 and has served in a number of capacities. She started as the Work-Based Learning Coordinator, has served as Acting Assistant Bureau Director twice and twice as Acting Bureau Director. She also worked at PDE from 1993 to 1996 serving as the Tech Prep Coordinator. Currently, Dr. Burket serves as the Director for the PA Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education.

Prior to working at the PDE, Dr. Burket served as Acting Director, Assistant Director and Adult Education Coordinator at Admiral Peary Area Vocational-Technical School. She served in these various leadership positions at the school for approximately 8 years.

Dr. Burket earned her doctorate in Adult Education at the University of Georgia. She went to UGA on a Kellogg Fellowship. Her responsibilities focused on rural revitalization and evaluation of the revitalization efforts. She also worked as a research assistant with the UGA Cooperative Extension Service. After completing her degree, she worked at UGA as a program developer. In this role she developed program standards for postsecondary vocational-technical institutions.

Dr. Burket's professional beginnings were as an instructor at Admiral Peary AVTS. She taught for 8 years prior to pursuing her doctorate.

Dr. Burket just completed serving as an editorial assistant and consulting editor for Adult Basic Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Adult Literacy Educators. She served in this capacity for 14 years. She also served as an editorial assistant for the Adult Education Quarterly for 5 years.


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