FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2021
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
ACTE Announces Oklahoma Teacher as National Award Finalist
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Tammy Balliet, Teacher at Metro Tech in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as the recipient of the 2021 ACTE Region IV Carl Perkins Community Service Award. This award recognizes individuals who have used career and technical education (CTE) to make a significant impact in their community and demonstrated leadership in programs and activities that promote student involvement in community service.
Tammy Balliet is the medical technology teacher at Metro Technology Centers in Oklahoma City. She teaches three majors: medical office assistant, certified billing and coding, certified electronic health records. Balliet started as a register medical assistant and phlebotomist in a doctor’s office, then moved on to the medical field for over 18 years. Balliet moved on to Health Information Management (H.I.M.) as a coder, specializing in Cancer Registry, Death Registry and Trauma Registry and specialize in PHI (protected heath information) and Ethics. After her time, as a H.I.M, Balliet worked as a business office manager for a hospital where she oversaw all patient billing, accounts receivable and payable, collections and complaints.
Balliet 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 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.
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.