ACTE Announces Michigan Executive Director of Career and Technical Education as 2023 National Winner

December 5, 2022
Contact: Dominique Frascoia 


ACTE Announces Michigan Executive Director of Career and Technical Educationas 2023 National Winner  

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Jenny Geno, Executive Director of Career and Technical Education at Saginaw Intermediate School District in Saginaw, Michigan, as the 2023 ACTE National Administrator of the Year. This award recognizes administrative CTE professionals at the school, district, county, state, or federal level who have demonstrated leadership in ensuring teacher and student success and have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique, and effective career and technical education programs. The Administrator of the Year Award is sponsored by Goodheart-Willcox.

Jenny Geno is the Executive Director of Career and Technical Education at the Saginaw Intermediate School District in Saginaw, Michigan. With over 19 years of experience in CTE, Jenny has a deep passion for improving the lives of students and adults through the robust training and career opportunities that CTE offers. Through the lens of equity and access, Jenny works to break down barriers and create new paths toward rewarding careers for all individuals. She believes that education, in all forms, is the great equalizer.  

Ms. Geno completed her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, obtained both her master’s degree and Education Specialist Degrees from Saginaw Valley State University, with additional credits in Career and Technical Education from Wayne State University. She is currently a doctoral student attending Central Michigan University. She was a Gerstacker Fellow through Saginaw Valley State University in 2016 and is a graduate of the Henry Marsh Institute for Public Policy, also through SVSU. Geno is also a 2019 graduate of Leadership Saginaw, a leadership experience through Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce 

“Thank you to the Administrator of the Year award winners and finalists for being leaders in the powerful world of Career and Technical Education. As a proud sponsor of the ACTE Excellence Awards, G-W Publisher is excited to honor you and recognize your outstanding achievements, “said Maureen Brennan, Director of Marketing for G-W Publisher. “G-W’s partnership with ACTE reinforces our longstanding commitment to preparing students for success while reminding us of our good fortune to work alongside amazing educators like each of you. Together, we build careers.”  

Geno was one of five finalists for the 2023 national title. The national winner was announced at the Awards Gala, recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event took place on November 30, at 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.