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National ACTE and Region III Awards 

Region III administers the following ACTE Member Awards:

  • ACTE Teacher of the Year, sponsored by Express Employment Professionals
  • ACTE Administrator of the Year 
  • ACTE Postsecondary Teacher of the Year 
  • ACTE New Teacher of the Year 
  • ACTE Career Guidance Award
  • ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award 
  • ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award
 

 2016 Region III Award Winners

  • Career Guidance Award: Shelli Sowles, MN
  • Administrator of the Year: Sam Cotton, IN
  • Postsecondary Teacher of the Year: Dr. Edward J. Lazaros, IN
  • Carl Perkins Community Service: T. J. Brown, MN
  • New Teacher of the Year: Lindsey Brown, MN
  • Lifetime Achievement: Peggy Wild, IN
  • Teacher of the Year: Callon Siebenahler, MN

 

Award of Merit (Region Awards)

  • Missouri: Dr. Donald Claycomb, Gina McLachlan, Donna Vossen
  • Illinois: Mark Pfleiger, Dede Woodard
  • Indiana: Lynda Ludlow, Joan Bovee
  • Iowa: Sandy Miller, M. Diane Cornilsen
  • Minnesota: William Nelson, Luann Bartley
  • Wisconsin: Larry Gee, Sharon Wendt

 

 

2015 Region III Award Recipients

  • ACTE Administrator of the Year: Murray Turner (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award: Mary Hoffman (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Career Guidance: Robert Lowe (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award:Clifford Vrieze (Minnesota)
  • ACTE New Teacher Award: Laurie Boettcher (Wisconsin)
  • ACTE Postsecondary Teacher of the Year: Tom Anderson (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Teacher of the Year: Louis Beck (Iowa)
 
 



Read more about the 2015 Region III winners and the other national finalists.
 

 

2014 Region III Award Recipients

  • ACTE Administrator of the Year: Peggy Miller
  • ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award: Eric Weuve
  • ACTE Career Guidance: Sandra Kay Fabian
  • ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award: Gary Hutchinson
  • ACTE New Teacher Award: Lisa Oellerich
  • ACTE Postsecondary Teacher of the Year: Jodee Werkheiser
  • ACTE Teacher of the Year: Larry Plapp

 

 

2013 Region III Award Receipients

  • ACTE Region III Teacher of the Year: Michael Miron (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Career & Technical Educator: Jennifer Polz (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding New Career & Technical Teacher: Crystal Combs (Iowa)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Teacher in Community Service: (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Career Guidance Award: Jayne Schill (Minnesota)

 

 

2012 Region III Award Recipients

  • ACTE Region III Teacher of the Year: Paul Larson (Wisconsin)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Career & Technical Educator: Deborah Belfry (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding New Career & Technical Teacher: Lavyne Rada (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Teacher in Community Service: Jeff Eppen (Wisconsin)

 

 

2011 Region III Award Recipients

  • ACTE Region III Teacher of the Year: Tom Appel (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Career & Technical Educator: Sue Boehland (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding New Career & Technical Teacher: Thomas "T.J." Brown (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Teacher in Community Service: Joe Willinger (Wisconsin)

 

ACTE Region III Award of Merit:

  • Illinois: Dawn Sullivan, Steve Yaun
  • Indiana: Doug Dillion, Steve McCaskey
  • Iowa: Roger Foelske, Kelli Diemer
  • Minnesota: Jenette Karjala, Kent Janssen
  • Missouri: Glenda Whitney, Joy Behrens
  • Wisconsin: JoAnn Giese-Kent, Deborah Wallendal

 

2010 Region III Award Recipients

  • ACTE Region III Teacher of the Year: Linda Wilke (Wisconsin)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Career & Technical Educator: Richard Joerger (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding New Career & Technical Teacher: Susan Frame (Wisconsin)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Teacher in Community Service: Natasha Mortenson (Minnesota)

 

ACTE Region III Award of Merit: 

  • Illinois: Gary "Doc" Hutchinson, Dora Welker
  • Indiana: Cynthia Biggs, John Lightle
  • Iowa: Kristy Black, Jean Ostrander
  • Minnesota: Sen. Gen Olsen
  • Missouri: Dave Ruhman, Jim Spencer
  • Wisconsin: Daniel Clancy, Morna Foy

 

2009 Region III Award Recipients

  • ACTE Region III Teacher of the Year: Charlotte Gray (Missouri)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Career & Technical Educator: Mike Gagner (Wisconsin)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding New Career & Technical Teacher: Brittany Elmquist (Iowa)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Teacher in Community Service: No applicants

 

ACTE Region III Award of Merit:

  • Illinois: Susan Hanfland, Mark Williams
  • Indiana: William E. Kovach, Tim Railey
  • Iowa: Chef Robert Anderson, Chef Phil Carey, Kern Family Foundation
  • Minnesota: Mary Messimer
  • Missouri: Dr. Tom Quinn, Glenda Whitney
  • Wisconsin: Paul Gabriel, Dr. Howard Lee

 

To learn more about the ACTE Member Awards application process and requirements, visit the ACTE Member Awards page
 

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