Ohio Counselor a Finalist for National Career Guidance Award
October 8, 2013
ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announces Janet Baughn, an associate school career pathway counselor with Greene County Career Center, as the winner of the Region I ACTE Career Guidance Award. Baughn is one of five finalists competing for the 2014 national title. The ACTE Career Guidance Award recognizes school counselors and career development professionals who are currently making significant contributions in career and technical education programs in their communities and/or states and must have made significant contributions to advocate, educate and communicate the value of CTE as a viable career option to a variety of audiences, including students and adults.
This guidance award, in its second year, is sponsored by Kuder Inc., a provider of online solutions for career planning. The winner 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 Wednesday evening, Dec. 4, 2013, during CareerTech VISION 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As a career pathway counselor, Janet Baughn was at the center of several innovative programs to improve the services offered to students the Greene County Career Center. She was instrumental in the decision to make the career center a High Schools That Work site and volunteered as coordinator for 11 years. As the literacy team leader, she brought Collins Writing, MAX Reading Strategies, the Drop Everything and Read Program and a staff reading club to the career center—strategies to help student success that are still utilized. She also coordinated training on differentiated instruction, for which she received positive feedback from teachers about how the training changed their classroom practices. Under Baughn's leadership, the career center was recognized as one of the top schools in Ohio offering additional help to students.
Her superintendent said, "The ability to adapt, to organize and to lead with enthusiasm has allowed Janet to gain the respect of students, as well as the respect and admiration of professional educators, parents and community leaders throughout the county and state."
The Awards Banquet is sponsored by Cisco, Kuder Inc., Stratasys, CEV Multimedia Ltd., and Certiport. For more information about the Awards Banquet at CareerTech VISION 2013: www.acteonline.org/vision_banquet
For more information about the Awards Program: https://www.acteonline.org/awards
The Association for Career and Technical Education is the nation's largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy, public awareness and access to information on career and technical education, professional development and tools that enable members to be successful and effective leaders.
About Kuder Inc.
Kuder Inc. was founded in 1997 with a mission to raise student aspirations and to provide career options to students and adults through self-assessment and education. Kuder offers customized, innovative, online solutions for career planners at all life stages while facilitating communication and collaboration between key stakeholders in economic prosperity-education, business, industry and state agencies. For more information, visit www.kuder.com.