ACTE Announces Board of Directors 2022 Election Results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2022
Media ContactJori Houck
jhouck@acteonline.org, 703-683-9303

 

ACTE Announces Board of Directors 2022 Election Results

Alexandria, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is pleased to announce the results of the recent election for several spots on its Board of Directors. The election was open to ACTE’s membership of roughly 25,000 educators, administrators and other CTE professionals. The following members were elected:

 

Chaney Mosley, President-Elect
Mr. Mosley is an Assistant Professor at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. His one-year term will begin in July 2022 and will be followed by one-year terms as president and past president, respectively.  

Michael Culwell, Region IV Vice President-Elect
Mr. Culwell is the Campus Director at Kiamichi Tech-Poteau in Poteau, Oklahoma. He will serve a three-year term beginning July 2023.  

*Sean Crevier, Business Education Division Vice President
Appointed by the Board of Directors Mr. Crevier is Teacher at Vernon Hills High School in Vernon Hills, Illinois. He will serve a three-year term beginning July 2022.  

*Katy Blatnick-Gagne, Family Consumer Sciences Division Vice President
Appointed by the Board of Directors Ms. Blatnick-Gagne is an Education Consultant at the Iowa Department of Education in Des Moines, Iowa. She will serve a three-year term beginning July 2022.  

 

Additionally, the vice president-elects whose election occurred last year will join the Board as vice president in July 2022. Susan Leon will assume the position of New & Related Services Division Vice President, Brandon Russel will assume the position of Region III Vice President, and Beth Parks will assume the position of RII Vice President.

ACTE congratulates the winners, and thanks all of the candidates for their willingness to serve and their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the Association. ACTE also thanks all of its members who had their voices heard by voting in the election.

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About ACTE

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.

 

ACTE Endorses Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act

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December 7, 2021 

Contact: Jori Houck – jhouck@acteonline.org 

  

ACTE Endorses Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act 

  

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) endorsed the Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide military spouses with professional license reciprocity in the state where their spouse is serving on military orders. This legislation was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Reps. Mike Garcia (R-CA) and Salud Carbajal (D-CA) introduced companion legislation in the House. The Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act passed the House of Representatives on September 23, 2021, clearing the way for its inclusion as an amendment in the final version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). 

 

The bill will allow military spouses to retain employment in their fields and advance their careers while providing relief for the often-expensive and onerous process of acquiring a new professional license every time a military spouse is required to move on order of the military. Additionally, this legislation would help keep highly skilled workers employed in many in-demand career fields, such as education, nursing and medicine, improving job security and providing stability for military families and alleviating workforce shortages.  

 

“This is a great opportunity to support our military families, who already sacrifice immensely to serve our country, and help ensure that military spouses can secure the reciprocity they need to continue their careers uninterrupted and support their families,” said LeAnn Wilson, ACTE Executive Director. “Highly qualified professionals – including teachers and instructors – will be able to continue serving in high-demand career fields, helping to alleviate critical workforce shortages and continue training the next generation of workers. In addition, supporting career and technical education (CTE) teachers through this bill will help ensure that students will continue to receive access to high-quality CTE programs and instruction in schools located near military installations. We look forward to its enactment, and we are thankful for the leadership of the Members of Congress that have championed this bill.” 

  

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About ACTE
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. 

ACTE Announces University of Minnesota Educator as 2022 National Winner

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December 1, 2021

Contact: Megan Kmiotek

Mkmiotek@acteonline.org

 

ACTE Announces University of Minnesota Educator as the 2022 National Winner

 

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Brad Greiman, Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota, as the 2022 ACTE Teacher Educator of the Year. This award recognizes teacher educators who have demonstrated innovation in teacher education, leadership in improving CTE, and commitment to preparing teachers to deliver high quality CTE programs.

 

The foundation of Brad Greiman’s 42-year career as an agricultural educator is built on career and technical education principles. He taught 21 years as a high school agricultural education teacher at Algona, Iowa. His community-based program earned recognition as Outstanding Agricultural Education Program in Iowa, Governor’s Council Award for Best Use of Advisory Committees in Agricultural Education, and the top FFA Chapter in Iowa.

 

Next, Greiman pursued his goal of becoming a teacher educator and earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural Education from the University of Missouri in 2002. Since then, he has been faculty at two universities: Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education in the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development at Louisiana State University (1 year), and the last 17 years at the University of Minnesota (UM) as Associate Professor of Agricultural Education where he has served in several leadership roles: Lead/Co-lead for the Agricultural Education Teacher Licensure Program (16 years), Director of the Minnesota Teacher Induction Program (TIP) for New Agricultural Educators (13 years), Undergraduate Major Coordinator (10 years), and Academic Program Leader for the Agricultural Education, Communication & Marketing (AECM) Program (6 years).

 

Greiman was 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 was sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, CareerSafe, Goodheart-Willcox, and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.

 

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About ACTE
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.

ACTE Announces Minnesota Agricultural Science and Technology Instructor/Career and Technical Education Coordinator as 2022 National Winner

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December 1, 2021
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
mkmiotek@acteonline.org

 

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.

 

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About ACTE
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.

 

ACTE Announces Purdue University Assistant Professor as 2022 National Winner

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December 1, 2021
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
mkmiotek@acteonline.org

 

ACTE Announces Purdue University Assistant Professor as 2022 National Winner

 

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Sarah LaRose, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education, CoA Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication, CoE Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, as the 2022 National ACTE Postsecondary Professional of the Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education teachers at the postsecondary 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 Postsecondary Professional of the Year Award is sponsored by Goodheart-Willcox.

 

LaRose is an agricultural teacher educator in the Purdue ASEC Department in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she holds a joint appointment between the College of Agriculture and College of Education. She began her career in agricultural education with degrees in animal science (BS) and curriculum and instruction (MA) from the University of Connecticut, and then served as an agricultural education instructor at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut for seven years. LaRose has a long history of involvement with the National FFA Organization.

 

After her time in the classroom, LaRose completed her PhD in Agricultural Education and Communication from the University of Florida. Since her arrival to Purdue, LaRose has contributed to revising the undergraduate Agricultural Education major, adding new coursework, and bringing programming up to date to the needs of today’s teachers. She teaches undergraduate coursework in Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, and Laboratory Practices in Agricultural Education. Additionally, she supervises student teachers as a university supervisor, helps to advise the Purdue student chapter of the Indiana Association of Agricultural Educators, and contributes to Indiana agriculture teacher professional development opportunities, including conducting workshops and offering graduate level coursework for teachers entering the profession from the agriculture industry.

 

Her research seeks to better understand and measure the short, medium, and long-term effects of school-based agricultural education programs upon increasing agricultural literacy and preparing a workforce to meet cross-disciplinary needs of the 21st century.

 

“Thank you to the Postsecondary Professional of the Year winners and finalists for your dedication to Career and Technical Education. Your positive influence makes a difference in the lives of many, from the students who are building a career to the workplaces that need skilled employees” said Todd Scheffers, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for G-W. “As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, the G-W team is proud to be associated with leaders like you who share our passion for CTE. Together, we build careers.”

 

LaRose was 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 was sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, CareerSafe, Goodheart-Willcox, and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.

 

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About ACTE
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.

 

ACTE Announces Illinois Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor as 2022 National Winner

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December 1, 2021
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
mkmiotek@acteonline.org

 

ACTE Announces Illinois Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor as 2022 National Winner

 

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Jeff Maierhofer, Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor at Seneca High School in Seneca, Illinois, as the recipient of the 2022 National ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award. This award recognizes individuals who have used CTE to make a significant impact on their community and demonstrated leadership in programs and activities that promote student involvement in community service.

 

Jeff Maierhofer attended the University of Illinois, graduating in 1989 with a double major in Agricultural Education and Agricultural Economics and then started teaching at Seneca High School in the fall of 1989. The SHS Ag Ed Department and The Seneca FFA have been recognized on the state and national level, including 18 consecutive Illinois FFA Outstanding Chapter recognitions.

 

In addition to his teaching duties, Maierhofer has represented agricultural education in leadership capacities across the country. He served on the Illinois FFA Board of Directors, was elected as the 2004-2005 National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) National President, spent two terms on the National Council for Agricultural Education, was a consultant to the National FFA Board of Directors, and served as the National Vice President of the Ag Ed Division of the Association of Career and Technical Educators (ACTE) from 2010-2012.  Maierhofer is also on the Board of Directors of the Seneca Historical Guild where he was the lead author for “The Story of Seneca, Illinois,” and helped create the Seneca Area Heritage Museum.

 

Maierhofer was 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 Hybrid CareerTech VISION 2021. The Virtual Awards Gala was sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, CareerSafe, Goodheart-Willcox, and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.

 

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About ACTE
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.

ACTE Announces South Carolina Work Based Learning Coordinator as 2022 National Award Winner

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December 1, 2021
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
mkmiotek@acteonline.org

 

ACTE Announces South Carolina Work Based Learning Coordinator as 2022 National Award Winner

 

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Kelli Lancaster, Work Based Learning Coordinator for Anderson Districts 1&2 Career & Technology Center in Williamston, South Carolina as the 2022 National ACTE Counseling and Career Development Professional Award winner. This award recognizes school counselors and career development professionals who have demonstrated commitment to connecting students with opportunities for success, shown innovation in career exploration and development, and have advocated for CTE as a viable option for all students.

 

Kelli Lancaster has been involved with Career and Technology education for 29 years. She was a media broadcasting instructor for 20 years before taking the role of the Work-Based Learning Coordinator with the Anderson Districts 1 & 2 Career & Technology Center in Williamston, SC.

 

Lancaster is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BS in Business Management and her M.Ed. She received her National Board Certification Career and Technical Education in 2003. Lancaster was chosen as the 2018 Pendleton Region Career Specialist of the Year, 2018 South Carolina Career Specialist of the Year and the 2018 Anderson County Instructor of the Year. She holds a certification in CSP and GCDF. She has implemented the Microburst Learning EmployABILITY Soft Skills to all 20 programs at her career center and has completed the Master Certification Training Program through Microburst Learning.

 

Lancaster was 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 Hybrid CareerTech VISION 2021. The Virtual Awards Gala was sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, CareerSafe, Goodheart-Willcox and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.

 

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About ACTE
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.

ACTE Announces Washington Director as 2022 National Winner

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December 1, 2021
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
mkmiotek@acteonline.org

ACTE Announces Washington Director as 2022 National Winner

 

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Shani Watkins, director of West Sound Technical Skills Center at Bremerton School District in Bremerton, Washington, as the 2022 ACTE National Administrator of the Year. This award recognizes administrative CTE professionals at the school, district, county, state, or federal level who have demonstrated leadership in ensuring teacher and student success and have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique, and effective career and technical education programs. The Administrator of the Year Award is sponsored by Goodheart-Willcox.

 

Shani Watkins serves as the director of West Sound Technical Skills Center in Bremerton. Watkins found her passion working in career and technical education (CTE) after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Her journey as a reformed accountant, took her back to school earn her bachelor’s degree in Business Education, Master’s in Education with a focus on business and marketing education, Master’s in Organizational Systems, and an MBA. For more than twenty years, Watkins has served in career and technical education as a teacher, instructional facilitator, assistant CTE director, principal, and director. Throughout her career, Watkins has been actively involved in various CTE associations. She served as the secretary, president-elect, president, and past president of the Washington Association for Career and Technical Administrators, the president-elect, president, and past president of the Washington Association for Career and Technical Education, a member of the ACTE Region V policy committee, and was just nominated as the ACTE Region V vice president beginning July 1, 2021.

 

“Thank you to the Administrator of the Year award winners and finalists for being leaders in the powerful world of Career and Technical Education. G-W Publisher is excited to honor you and recognize your outstanding achievements,” said Todd Scheffers, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for G-W. “As a proud sponsor of the ACTE Excellence Awards, this partnership reinforces our longstanding commitment to preparing students for success while also reminding us of our good fortune to work alongside amazing educators like each of you for the past 100 years. Together, we build careers.”

 

Watkins was one of five finalists for the 2022 national title. The national winner was announced at the 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 Hybrid CareerTech VISION 2021. The virtual Awards Gala was sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, CareerSafe, Goodheart-Willcox, and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.

 

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About ACTE
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.

ACTE Announces Arizona Assistant Superintendent as 2022 National Winner

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December 1, 2021
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
mkmiotek@acteonline.org

ACTE Announces Arizona Assistant Superintendent as 2022 National Winner

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced John Mulcahy, Assistant Superintendent at Western Maricopa Education Center in Glendale, Arizona, as the recipient of the 2022 National ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes CTE professionals for their leadership on behalf of ACTE, their innovations in CTE and their contributions to the field over an extended period of time. ACTE also inducted all five Lifetime Achievement national finalists into the ACTE Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors the leadership of CTE professionals who have made enduring contributions to CTE throughout their career.

 

John Mulcahy retired in 2021 as the assistant superintendent for the Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC). During his eleven years with West-MEC, Mulcahy oversaw professional development, Adult Education, strategic planning and a host of other projects and responsibilities. Prior to working at West-MEC, Mulcahy spent 26 years in the Peoria Unified School District. Mulcahy taught agricultural education at Peoria High School and started the district’s student internship program before moving to the district office where he oversaw Career and Technical Education, Technology Life Careers, intervention and counseling. Mulcahy also taught agricultural education in Vancouver, Washington.  In addition, he spent three years as a lecturer at the University of Arizona.

 

Mulcahy has severed in a variety of leadership positions over the course of his career.  He held all offices in the Arizona Agricultural Educators Association. He held several offices in the Arizona Association for Career and Technical Education including two terms as president. He also spearheaded the Arizona CTE Leadership Continuum, an effort designed to raise up leaders in CTE. He served on a variety of state and local boards including the Arizona National Livestock Show, Arizona Business and Education Coalition, K-12 Center and more.  He also served two terms as a school board member. He was also involved in a number of community volunteer efforts including the Arizona Teachers’ Forum, Educators Rising, Wells Fargo Teachers’ Partner Grant Program and the Maricopa County Fair.

 

Mulcahy earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.  He earned his master’s degree from the University of Arizona. He earned a doctorate from Northern Arizona University.  Mulcahy has been the recipient of numerous awards including the 2001 Arizona Teacher of the Year.

 

Mulcahy was 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 Hybrid CareerTech VISION 2021. The Awards Gala was sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, CareerSafe, Goodheart-Willcox and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.

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About ACTE
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.

ACTE Announces Kentucky Agriculture Educator as 2022 National Award Winner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2021
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
mkmiotek@acteonline.org

 

ACTE Announces Kentucky Agriculture Educator as 2022 National Award Winner

 

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Ashley Rogers, Agriculture Educator, FFA Advisor at Nicholas County Middle/High School in Carlisle, Kentucky as the 2022 National ACTE New Teacher of the Year. This award recognizes new CTE teachers who have made significant contributions toward innovative and unique career and technical education programs and shown a professional commitment early in their careers. The New Teacher of the Year Award is sponsored by Goodheart-Willcox.

 

Rogers is a 6-year agricultural educator at Nicholas County High School. When hired, the program had on average 60-65 students enrolled in Agricultural Courses out of 514 students 7-12th grades. Since that time, her two-teacher department has grown the program to over 185 students enrolled in agricultural education courses with over 120 members involved in the FFA organization. In the agricultural education program, 98% of graduating seniors are Career Ready through Rogers’ program because of their passing rates on the End of Program assessment and industry certifications. With her co-teacher, Cameron Earlywine, they founded a middle school program to complement their high school program. During Rogers’ short tenure, the program has had numerous FFA state winners, and Top 10 National Finishers. The Nicholas County Agricultural Education program has raised significant funds through grants and events to utilize to better education and provide scholarship opportunities.

 

Rogers currently serves as a National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador, National Association of Agricultural Educators National By-Laws and Policies Secretary, Kentucky Association of Agricultural Educators Scholarship Committee Chairman, and Kentucky Association of Agricultural Educators Region 4 Meeting Planning Committee member. Within her school, she serves as the Agricultural Education Co-Op coordinator, Greenhouse Coordinator, Chairman of the Efficiency committee, Co-lead Class Sponsor of the Class of 2022, SBDM Council Elections coordinator, Trauma and Resilience Team Member, Local District Facility Planning Committee Election Coordinator, SBDM Secretary, and a Substitute Bus Driver. Through her work she has earned the National Association of Agricultural Educators Region 4 Early Career Teacher, Kentucky Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Early Career Teacher of the Year and the Teachers Turn the Key award.

 

“Congratulations to the New Teacher of the Year award winners and finalists—what an amazing accomplishment to be honored so early in your teaching career,” said Todd Scheffers, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for G-W. “As G-W celebrates its 100th anniversary, we are thankful to have worked alongside so many outstanding educators like each of you over the years. Your commitment to education and the dedication of industry partners such as ACTE help us in our mission to help students build careers.”

 

Rogers was 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 Hybrid CareerTech VISION 2021. The Awards Gala was sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, CareerSafe, Goodheart-Willcox and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.

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About ACTE
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.