ACTE Announces New York Counselor as National Award Finalist

September 15, 2020

Contact: Megan Kmiotek

ACTE Announces New York Counselor as National Award Finalist

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Rosalie Sauter, Guidance Counselor in West Nyack, New York, as the recipient of the 2020 ACTE Region I Counseling and Career Development Professional Award. This award recognizes school counselors and career development professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to connecting students with opportunities for success, shown innovation in career exploration and development, and have advocated for career and technical education (CTE) as a viable option for all students.

Rosalie Sauter is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she earned a degree in education with teaching certifications in special education and science, and an administrative certification in Pupil Personnel Services. Her first teaching position was in Appalachia where she spent 3 years before moving back to Charlottesville, where she became a guidance counselor in a vocational education school. Three years later, she moved back to New York where she worked for a brief time at Southern Westchester BOCES. Sauter was then hired by Rockland BOCES as a guidance counselor, a position she has held for 35 years. For the last 20 years, she has been on the Executive Board and Treasurer of the School Counselors of Rockland Association. In 2007, she was named Counselor of the Year by the Westchester / Putnam / Rockland Counselors Association.

Sauter is one of 5 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.


About ACTE
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.