FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2023
Contact: Dominique Frascoia
ACTE Announces Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Educator as National Award Finalist
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Angela Gott, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Educator at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, as the 2023 ACTE Region II Postsecondary Educator of the Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education (CTE) educators at the postsecondary 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.
Angela has dedicated her professional career to Family and Consumer Sciences Education. She has taught in the Kentucky public school system, in middle school and high school levels, for 27 years until her retirement in June 2020. Gott was offered the opportunity to continue her journey in Family and Consumer Sciences by teaching on the college level. Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences at Western Kentucky University has confirmed her passion for the profession and re-energized her in the classroom.
Gott believes that every student entering the classroom has an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge to apply in a complex world. Her instruction in Family and Consumer Sciences affords students the ability to lead better lives, focus on balancing their work and family, and become a productive member of their community. In addition to these skills, her desire is for each student to develop a passion for Family and Consumer Sciences and continue to promote the profession throughout their career.
Gott continues to promote Family and Consumer Sciences through her participation in professional communities. She is a member of Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education (KACTE). She serves on KACTE board as the Kentucky Teacher Educator Representative. Angela is a member of American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and the state affiliate KAFCS. She has participated in the AAFCS Leadership Academy in 2021 and currently serves as a mentor for Leadership Academy participants for 2023. She currently serves as the secretary for the KAFCS Board. Angela also has a membership in the National Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (NATFCS) and the state affiliate, KATFCS and regularly attend the regional and state meetings. Gott is a lifetime member of Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Alumni and Associates. Finally, she is a member and serves as the President-Elect of LEAD FCS (Leading, Engaging, Advocating, Developing Family and Consumer Sciences). This is an organization of state Family and Consumer Sciences administrators collaborate with business partners, develop standards and curriculum, evaluate local CTE programs, identify industry-recognized credentials, recruit FCS teachers, coordinate professional development for teachers, support the intra-curricular Career & Technical Student Organization, the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), promote best practices and research-based instruction, provide technical support and assistance to local administrators, and advocate for Family & Consumer Sciences.
Gott is one of five finalists for the 2024 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 29, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. The Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox, The Army, 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.