FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2020
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
ACTE Announces New Mexico Assistant Professor as National Award Finalist
ALEXANDRIA, VA — Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Cynthia L. Miller, Assistant Professor at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico, as the 2020 ACTE Region IV Teacher Educator of the Year. This award recognizes teacher educators who have demonstrated innovation in teacher education, leadership in improving career and technical education (CTE), and commitment to preparing teachers to deliver high-quality CTE programs.
Cynthia (Cindy) Miller is an Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences Education in the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University. Prior to coming to Texas Tech, she was an Assistant Professor for Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Coordinator of the Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences degree program at Eastern New Mexico University for three and half years. She was also a former CTE administrator for two West Texas school districts for 13 years; previously she was a secondary business education teacher for 11 years in Lubbock. Miller received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in Secondary Business Education, and her Ph.D. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from Texas Tech University.
Miller served as President, Past President, and Board of Director At-Large (2017-2020) for the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), and certified in Family & Consumer Sciences and as a Personal Family & Finance Educator by AAFCS.
Miller is one of five finalists for the 2021 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 Thursday, December 3, during ACTE’s Virtual CareerTech VISION 2020. The Virtual Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox, CareerSafe, 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.