Ohio Teacher a Finalist for ACTE Outstanding Career and Technical Educator Award
October 9, 2013
ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Association for Career and Technical Education announces Dan Frederick of Archbold, Ohio, as the Region I ACTE Outstanding Career and Technical Educator. Frederick, a public safety program coordinator at Four County Career Center, is one of five finalists vying for the national title of 2014 Outstanding Career and Technical Educator, which recognizes career and technical educators, other than full-time teachers, who have provided significant contributions to professional associations and career and technical education programs for youth and/or adults in their fields, communities and/or states.
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, at CareerTech VISION 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As a public safety program coordinator, Dan Frederick took a small rural public safety program in four counties and helped it grow to serve most of northwestern Ohio. The program now serves 10 counties and more than 50 fire/EMS departments, providing a full range of public safety programming up to and including paramedic training. In the InterProfessional Trauma Simulation pioneered by Frederick, paramedic students are tested on their skills through a simulated multi-vehicle accident, for which they must transport the victims to the college nursing lab and collaborate with nursing students to demonstrate appropriate care. Not only have local entities, such as ProMedica, approached Frederick about training their employees, the Ohio Air National Guard recruited his program to deliver EMT basic training for servicemen deployed in Afghanistan. Frederick provided an instructor and textbooks and arranged for on-site clinical experience with a local hospital. After the five-month training, students were able to take the test in nearby Kabul and receive their EMT certification.
Frederick's personal commitment to the success of each public safety student provided the impetus for growth of the public safety program. His director said, "Dan is highly goal-oriented and is focused on producing the highest caliber of educational experience for his students. We, as an educational institution, could not be more proud." A civic-minded community leader, Frederick serves as his school board president and the Highland Township fire chief, and additionally has assumed a leadership role for public safety programming in the state within Ohio ACTE
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: 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. It provides advocacy, public awareness and access to information, professional development and tools that enable members to be successful and effective leaders. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 27,000 members including teachers, counselors and administrators at the middle school, high school and postsecondary levels.