ACTE Announces Oklahoma Assistant Campus Director as National Award Finalist

September 15, 2020

Contact: Megan Kmiotek

ACTE Announces Oklahoma Assistant Campus Director as National Award Finalist

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced

Teresa Pinkston, an Assistant Campus Director at Tulsa Technology Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the 2020 ACTE Region IV Administrator of the Year. This award recognizes administrative career and technical education (CTE) professionals at the school, district, county, state, or federal level who have demonstrated leadership in ensuring teacher and student success and have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and effective CTE programs.

Teresa Pinkston is an Assistant Campus Director at Tulsa Technology Center and has over 25 years of experience as a CTE educator. Her accomplishments include several certifications, a teaching certificate, secondary principal’s certificate, and National Board Certification. She is currently working on her dissertation toward a Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership. Pinkston’s passion for teaching and life-long learning is evident; she has shifted from working with students to working with educators both locally and nationwide. Her daily activities include helping educators with curriculum needs, including developing projects, assessments, or online components. She believes in modeling behavior and expectations no matter what the age of her audience.

Pinkston 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.


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.