ACTE Announces Oklahoma Instructor as National Award Finalist


September 15, 2021

Contact: Megan Kmiotek


ACTE Announces Oklahoma Instructor as National Award Finalist


ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Sherri Gleaves, Broadcast and Video Production Instructor at Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as the 2021 ACTE Region IV Teacher of the Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education (CTE) teachers 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.


As a career technology instructor, Sherri Gleaves began her career teaching software applications and accounting in high school. Later she began teaching computer repair, desktop publishing, and video.  Currently, Gleaves works at a Technology Center where she is the Broadcast and Video Production instructor. She holds a bachelor and master’s degree in secondary education and has been a national board-certified teacher for 16 years. She prides herself with developing students’ love of the craft, seeing them grow professionally, and “learning to learn.”  Business Professionals of America, BPA, is near and dear to her heart.


Gleaves is one of five finalists for the 2022 national title. The national winner will be announced at the virtual ACTE Awards Gala, an award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The virtual event will take place on November 30 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The virtual Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox 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.