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ACTE Announces 2017 Region I Excellence Award Winners, National Award Finalists


ACTE Announces 2017 Region I Excellence Award Winners, National Award Finalists

ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Region I Excellence Awards:

  • ACTE Region I Teacher of the Year—Linda Romano from Newburgh, New York 
  • ACTE Region I Administrator of the Year—Tim Buschur from Celina, Ohio 
  • ACTE Region I Postsecondary Teacher of the Year—Tracy Campbell from Columbus, Ohio 
  • ACTE Region I New Teacher of the Year—Keely DiTizio from Woodstown, New Jersey 
  • ACTE Region I Carl Perkins Community Service Award winner—Stephanie Jolliff from Mt. Victory, Ohio 
  • ACTE Region I Lifetime Achievement Award—Cathy Bither from Houlton, Maine 

The Region winners were announced at an awards ceremony during the ACTE Region I conference in New York City on April 27, 2017. Region winners were selected from among state award winners in Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The ACTE Excellence Awards promote merit in career and technical education (CTE) by recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to CTE, programs that exemplify the highest standards and organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand CTE programs. Award winners serve as inspirational leaders to ACTE: they embody the core values of serving students and being committed to CTE. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, please click here

The Region I winners will progress as national finalists in their categories. The national winners will be announced at the ACTE Awards Banquet, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country, which will take place on December 6, 2017 during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.


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, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals 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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