FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2021
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
ACTE Announces Kentucky Family and Consumer Science Teacher as National Award Finalist
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Lauren Williams, Family and Consumer Science Teacher at McCracken County High School in Paducah, Kentucky, as the recipient of the 2021 ACTE Region II Carl Perkins Community Service Award. This award recognizes individuals who have used career and technical education (CTE) to make a significant impact on their community and demonstrated leadership in programs and activities that promote student involvement in community service.
Lauren Williams is a veteran teacher at McCracken County High School in Paducah, KY. She works tirelessly for her students and the club she advises, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). As a family and consumer sciences teacher, Williams teaches classes that guide students through life. She teaches the courses: parenting, relationships, early lifespan development, child development services I & II. Through these classes, students are able to earn three career certifications that give students the opportunity to go directly into the workforce after high school at a daycare facility. Not only does Williams make these rigorous courses fun to learn, but her dedication to FCCLA shows her true passion for her job.
Williams is one of five finalists for the 2022 national title. The national winner will be announced at the virtual ACTE Awards Gala, an award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The virtual event will take place on November 30 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The virtual Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox 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.