FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2022
Contact: Dominique Frascoia
ACTE Announces North Dakota Career Development Counselor as National Award Finalist
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Kellie Meyer, Career Development Counselor at Minot Public Schools in Minot, North Dakota, as the 2022 ACTE Region V Counseling and Career Development Professional. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education (CTE) educators at the middle/secondary school level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institutions and communities.
Kellie Meyer is in her sixth year as the career development counselor for Minot Public Schools in Minot, North Dakota. She began her counseling career at the Southeast Region Career & Technology Center in Wahpeton, ND for two years before transferring to South Prairie School in Minot where she worked as a PK-12 school counselor for two additional years. Kellie currently provides career development counseling services for over 3,000 students in grades 6-12 across multiple buildings in the Minot Public School District. From classroom lessons on career pathways and opportunities after high school to executing large-scale events for students to connect with local businesses and industry, Kellie strives every day to ensure that students, parents, and community members are educated about the benefits and opportunities that CTE offers. Kellie started a chapter of the National Technical Honor Society in 2019 to recognize outstanding seniors who have participated and excelled in CTE programs and CTSOs. To date, nearly 150 students have been inducted into the chapter over the past four years. Kellie has been an active board member for the North Dakota Career Development Association for the last nine years in the roles of secretary/treasurer, vice president, president, and most recently the career development representative for North Dakota ACTE. She is an active member of the North Dakota ACTE and has presented her innovative ideas at the annual ND Professional Development Conference in 2018, 2019, and 2021. She is currently the co-chair for the Minot Area Career Expo–Minot’s first hands-on career expo featuring several in-demand business industry professionals from across all career clusters. Through an active partnership with the Souris Valley United Way, Kellie is also spear-headed the 1st annual Magi United Day event on September 28 which will involve 2,200 Minot High School students and staff completing a whole day of volunteer work at 27 locations around the city of Minot.
Meyer is one of five finalists for the 2023 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 30, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. The 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.