ACTE Announces North Dakota Assistant Professor as National Award Finalist 


September 25, 2023 

Contact: Dominique Frascoia 


ACTE Announces North Dakota Assistant Professor as National Award Finalist

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Lisa Krumwiede, Assistant Professor at Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota, as the 2023 ACTE Region V Teacher Educator of the Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education (CTE) teacher educators at the postsecondary level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institutions and communities. 

Lisa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology at Valley City State University. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Middle School Language Arts Endorsement, a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Family Science, and a M.Ed. Degree in Technology Education with a STEM Certificate. Her experiences as an elementary teacher have been integral in the transition to a fully online instructor in a teacher prep program where her expertise is STEM education. Combining her pedagogical skills from being in the classroom with ongoing professional development in the area of online engagement, Lisa has found a passion for bringing innovative and creative approaches to her courses to engage her learners and foster relationships in a non-traditional environment. 

Krumwiede 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. 


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.