FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2019
Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
ACTE Announces Virginia Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher as 2020 National Winner
ALEXANDRIA, VA Last night, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Kimberly Wilson, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher in the Alexandria City Public School System in Alexandria, Virginia as the 2020 National ACTE Teacher of the Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education teachers at the middle/secondary school level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institutions and communities. The Teacher of the Year Award is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals.
For the past 28 years, Wilson has served students and families of the Alexandria City Public School system, first at the middle level and, most recently, for nine years at the high school level. Wilson currently teaches Early Childhood Education and Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the profession of education. In addition to teaching, Wilson is also a Mentor Coordinator for new teachers in her building. She understands the importance of modeling and supporting new teachers.
During her tenure, Wilson was nominated for the Agnes Meyer Award, voted by her colleagues in 2014. In 2018, she was selected as the Outstanding Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year, and recognized as the 2019 Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year.
“The nominees for ACTE Teacher of the Year are an incredibly distinguished group of educators who are inspiring the next generation to rise up and fill the skills gap in the current workforce,” said Bill Stoller, Express CEO and chairman of the board. “I extend my congratulations and appreciation to this year’s honorees, as they all continue to embrace innovative teaching methods that will develop the up-and-coming leaders of tomorrow.”
Wilson is one of five finalists for the 2020 national title. The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Gala, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event will take place on Wednesday evening, December 4, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2019 in Anaheim, CA. The Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox, CareerSafe, and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.
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.