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ACTE Announces Nebraska Curriculum Supervisor as National Award Finalist


September 13, 2016

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka 
jnagurka@acteonline.org, 703-683-9312 



ACTE Announces Nebraska Curriculum Supervisor as National Award Finalist

ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announces DeLayne Havlovic, a curriculum supervisor for Omaha Public Schools in Omaha, Nebraska, as the 2016 Region V Administrator of the Year. This award recognizes career and technical education (CTE) administrators, program specialists/coordinators, and other CTE personnel who have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and effective career and technical programs. 

As the curriculum supervisor for Omaha Public Schools in Omaha, Nebraska, DeLayne Havlovic is responsible for district-wide implementation and continual development of curriculum and instructional strategies in career pathways for multiple CTE areas. In this role, Havlovic participates in instructional coaching and mentoring of new teachers, contributes to various curriculum and strategic planning committees, and assists with the oversight, budgeting, reconciliation, and spending of approximately $1 million in Perkins and other grant funds related to CTE curriculum. Havlovic led the charge to add the district’s first CTE graduation requirement, personal finance, which will now be delivered to over 50,000 students. He was also instrumental in bringing high school students the opportunity to learn health sciences onsite through courses hosted at a local hospital through a partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Havlovic worked with Common Sense Media, a national not-for-profit involved in developing media and digital citizenship curriculum in Omaha’s public elementary, middle and high schools before expanding to national use.  

Havlovic has volunteered for several professional organizations, notably serving as President of ACTE Nebraska (ACTEN), Nebraska State Business Education Association, the Mountain-Plains Business Education Association, and as a Board Representative for the National Business Education Association. When faced with the challenge of the loss of funding for Nebraska’s career and technical student organizations during his time as ACTEN President, he provided sound leadership for a legislative initiative that not only reversed this threat but resulted in the approval of sustainable funding for these organizations. Richard Katt, State Director of Nebraska Career Education, says, “DeLayne epitomizes quality leadership and dedicated service in his daily responsibilities within Omaha Public Schools and especially in his service to ACTEN and career education in Nebraska.”

Havlovic is one of five finalists for the 2017 national title. The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Banquet, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event will take place on Wednesday evening, November 30, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Awards Banquet is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, the US Army, CareerSafe, Certiport, Stratasys, and International Baccalaureate. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.


About ACTE 
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities. 


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