ACTE announces Julian Acevedo of Universal City, Texas, as the Region
IV ACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service. Acevedo, a welding
instructor with Judson Independent School District, is one of five
finalists vying for the national title of 2014 ACTE Outstanding Teacher
in Community Service award, which recognizes teachers with significant
accomplishments and outstanding leadership in programs and activities
that promote community involvement.
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA-During Career and Technical Education Month®, 77 schools and institutions were awarded the 2013 Achieve 100 Award by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).
The highly esteemed Achieve 100 Award is presented during CTE Month® in recognition of superior dedication to those who have helped raise the level of excellence in CTE. The award recognizes schools and institutions that have 100 percent ACTE membership participation from each and every member of their career and technical staff.
"ACTE is pleased to see an increase in the number of schools and institutions recognized this year through our Achieve 100 awards program," remarked Karen Mason, ACTE Board President, "As we celebrate CTE Month and spread the awareness that CTE works for students, schools and communities, it is also important to highlight the schools who are striving to provide an equally vigorous and challenging setting for the teachers as they do their students."
Achieve 100 schools demonstrate a high level of commitment to professional growth and maintaining the relevance of instruction to the evolving workplace. ACTE provides career and technical education professionals with professional development opportunities and other learning opportunities as a benefit of membership in the association.
2013 award winners will also be acknowledged in the May issue of Techniques and recognized at ACTE's National Policy Seminar, March 4-6, 2013 in Washington, DC. For more information and a list of the 2013 Award winners, visit the Achieve 100 Web page.
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) 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.
The Association for Career and Technical Education announces Jamie
Vargas, a CTE/comprehensive counseling and guidance specialist with
Jordan Applied Technology Center in West Jordan, Utah, as the winner of
the ACTE Region V Career Guidance Award. Vargas is one of five finalists
competing for the 2014 national title.
The Association for Career and Technical Education announces Robert
Gowans of Tooele, Utah, as the ACTE Region V Outstanding Teacher in
Community Service. Gowans, an agricultural education instructor with
Tooele County School District, is one of five finalists vying for the
national title of 2014 ACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service
The Association for Career and Technical Education announces Sally Shomo
of Staunton, Virginia, is a finalist for the ACTE Teacher of the Year
award. Shomo is an agricultural educator at Beverley Manor Middle
School. As the Region II winner of ACTE's Teacher of the Year award,
Shomo is one of five finalists competing for the national title of 2014
Teacher of the Year.
The Association for Career and Technical Education announces Tricia
Littlefield of Bonney Lake, Washington, is a finalist for the ACTE
Teacher of the Year award. Littlefield is a family and consumer sciences
(FACS) educator at Bonney Lake High School.
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is pleased to announce that Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC), a
public high school district in the Phoenix metropolitan area of Arizona, has
been named the 2013 ACTE Image Award winner. The ACTE Image Award honors widely
recognized individuals, organizations, companies, or other entities that have
demonstrated by action, and/or statements that they are supporters of career
and technical education.