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Region III

Region III Awards

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

To learn more about the ACTE Member Awards application process and requirements, visit the ACTE Member Awards page. Applications for Region consideration are due March 1. Winners at the Region level are moved forward as national ACTE Excellence Award finalists. If you have questions about the Region III Awards, please contact the Region III Awards Chair, Deborah Diss. 

 

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)

 

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

 

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