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Region III Awards

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Region III administers the following ACTE Member Awards: 

  • ACTE Teacher of the Yearsponsored by Cisco 
  • ACTE Administrator of the Year
  • ACTE Postsecondary Teacher of the Year
  • ACTE New Teacher of the Year
  • ACTE Career Guidance Awardsponsored 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.

2013 Region III Award Recipients

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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Career and technical education in the 21st century will require vision and action to meet the demands of a global workforce and economy. Students must be better informed and better prepared for their future success. Leaders in CTE must collaborate, advocate, listen and do the work that is essential to this future.

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