FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2018
Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
ACTE Announces 2019 National Award Winners
ALEXANDRIA, VA — Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced its 2019 national award winners in eight different award categories. Winners were announced for the Teacher of the Year, Postsecondary Teacher of the Year, Teacher Educator of the Year, Administrator of the Year, New Teacher of the Year, Career Guidance, Lifetime Achievement and Carl Perkins Community Service Awards. ACTE named its national finalists earlier this year.
The national winners for each award were announced at the ACTE Awards Banquet, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event took place on Wednesday evening, November 28, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The Awards Banquet was sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, the US Army, CareerSafe, Goodheart-Willcox, and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.
Teacher of the Year Award
- Liz Dinkins—Oklahoma City, OK
Postsecondary Teacher of the Year Award
- Kim Holdbrooks Townsel—Jacksonville, AL
Administrator of the Year Award
- Meg Gianesello—Chandler, AZ
New Teacher of the Year Award
- Katie Hatt—Grand Forks, ND
Teacher Educator of the Year
- K. Peder “Pete” Gjovik—Valley City, ND
Career Guidance Award
- Shelly Thome—Glendale, AZ
Lifetime Achievement Award
- Jeanne Roberts—Phoenix, AZ
Carl Perkins Community Service Award
- Bart Taylor—College Station, TX
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.