FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2021
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
ACTE Announces Missouri Agriculture Education Teacher as National Award Finalist
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Breanne Brammer, Agriculture Education Teacher at Salisbury R-IV High School in Salisbury, Missouri, as the 2021 ACTE Region III New Teacher of the Year. This award recognizes new career and technical education (CTE) teachers who have made significant contributions toward innovative and unique CTE programs and shown a professional commitment early in their careers.
Becoming an agriculture educator was a natural choice for Brammer because it combined her interest in agriculture and passion for teaching. She fell in love with teaching in high school when she was a cadet teacher for a junior high agriculture class. In college, she was asked to be a teaching assistant by her professors. As a lifelong learner she graduated in May with her Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University of Missouri. Brammer has become involved in leadership positions for agriculture teachers and continually seeks opportunities to expand her knowledge in her field.
Brammer believes it is vital to travel and to learn firsthand about other cultures and agricultural industries. To date, she has visited 17 countries which include a summer volunteering with children in Mozambique, Africa and studying abroad in Cost Rica, to name a few. Brammer strives to instill within her students the importance of compassion and servant leadership. She currently serves on the recruitment committee for the MU Women’s Griffiths Leadership Society and is a trustee for the Missouri 4-H Foundation. In her role as an FFA advisor, she helps students identify community needs and implement service projects which have benefited their local food pantry, senior citizens, hospital patients and animal shelters. Giving back to others, traveling internationally and lifelong learning continue to be the cornerstone of Brammer’s beliefs which she hopes to instill within her students.
Brammer 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, 2021 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.