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December 5, 2022
Contact: Dominique Frascoia
ACTE Announces Georgia Career Advisor and Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator as 2023 National Award Winner
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Angela Sparks, Career Advisor and Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator at Marietta High School in Marietta, Georgia as the 2023 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. The Counseling and Career Development Award is sponsored by The U.S. Army.
Angela K. Sparks is an educator with a true passion for supporting students on their journey to a career. Thirty-plus years in education has provided her with opportunities to support students as a classroom instructor, Work-Based Learning Coordinator and Central Office District-Wide CTAE Coordinator for a top 25 largest district high school in the nation and now in her current role as a Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator and Career Advisor for a small district in Marietta, Georgia. Angela is dedicated to building inclusive programming for all students in her district. Her talents include relationship building and partner development. With a Specialist degree in Leadership and a broad array of roles in her career, Angela has found the perfect combination of impacting students both in a leadership capacity and instructionally as well.
Sparks was one of five finalists for the 2023 national title. The national winner was announced at the ACTE Awards Gala, recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event took place on November 30, During ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2022. 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.