FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2020
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
ACTE Announces Oklahoma Instructor as National Award Finalist
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Cecil Wainscott, Instructor at Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education Skills Centers in Stillwater, Oklahoma, as the 2020 ACTE Region IV Postsecondary Teacher of the Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education (CTE) teachers at the postsecondary level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institution and communities.
Cecil Wainscott is a lifelong Oklahoman and a proud CareerTech graduate. He completed his HVAC/R and Electrical training at Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma. After graduation, Wainscott began his career as the Maintenance Superintendent at Pickett-Center School in Ada, Oklahoma where he served for five years. Wainscott served as the Mechanical Contractor at Lexington Correctional Center for three years and along with his wife, owned and operated their HVAC and Electrical Business for 15 years. In 2001, he became an Instructor for the Lexington Skills Center.
Wainscott 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.