ACTE Announces Iowa Retired CTE Consultant as National Award Finalist


September 20, 2022 

Contact: Dominique Frascoia 


ACTE Announces Iowa Retired CTE Consultant as National Award Finalist 


ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Lisa Stange, Retired CTE Consultant from Johnston, Iowa, as the 2022 ACTE Region III Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame Award. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education (CTE) educators 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. 

Lisa Stange has been devoted to advancing and advocating for CTE at the local, state, and national levels. She has a very comprehensive background in CTE, having served first as a middle school and secondary CTE classroom teacher and work-based learning in districts of varying sizes for over 23 years. Stange followed that with work as a professor and program coordinator preparing CTE teachers at the University level where she grew a program that had fallen in numbers to one of the top producing programs in FCS teacher education.  Stange retired in June of 2020 as a state CTE consultant. During that time, she served CTE nationally as president of LEAD FCS Education and ACTE Region III VP Elect. That role expired in July of 2021. Stange has served at the FCS division level as a key leader, secretary, VP and President, at the Iowa ACTE state level as a board member, President, VP, and secretary at the state level. Her willingness to serve ACTE in the variety of roles she has within the organization at the local, state, and national levels and the knowledge gained by these experiences contributed to her candidacy for ACTE President Elect in 2023. Stange views herself as a CTE educator first and foremost and is passionate about fostering quality CTE for all.  Lisa has an additional focus and passion to help cultivate the growth of a strong, qualified group of CTE educators so that the work of CTE can continue to positively impact our workforce, employers and communities of all types. This passion led to her work in Region III and ACTE with a core TEACH CTE group that has expanded to a Region III media campaign and ACTE focus for the hire of a postsecondary and TEACH CTE lead position. 


Stange is one of four finalists for the 2023 national title. The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Gala, an award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event will take place on November 30, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. The Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage. 



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.