FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2021
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
ACTE Announces Minnesota Agricultural Science and Technology Instructor/Career and Technical Education Coordinator as 2022 National Winner
ALEXANDRIA, VA Last night, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Luke Becker, Agricultural Science and Technology Instructor and Career and Technical Education Coordinator at Braham High School in Braham, Minnesota, as the 2022 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.
Luke Becker is an Industrial Technology instructor at Braham High School. Becker has worked in education for 11 years, specifically working at Braham High School for 8 years. Becker’s primary goal is to provide students the opportunity to become aware of the potential that they never thought possible and to show them how to reach that potential through hands on problem-based instruction. With that objective, Becker has created a program that has open doors to students and encourages them to explore. Secondarily, Becker strives to always work on actual problem-based solutions and give students a purpose to what they are designing, building or inventing.
“The nominees for ACTE Teacher of the Year are an incredibly distinguished group of educators who are inspiring the next generation to grow 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 continue to embrace innovative teaching methods that will develop the up-and-coming leaders of tomorrow.”
Becker is one of five finalists for the 2022 national title. The national winner was announced at the ACTE Virtual Awards Gala, recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event took place on November 30, prior to the start of ACTE’s CareerTech Hybrid VISION 2021. The Virtual 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.