FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2023
Contact: Dominique Frascoia
ACTE Announces Utah Agriculture Teacher as National Award Finalist
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Jason Goble, Agriculture Teacher / FFA Advisor at North Sevier High School, Salina, Utah, as the 2023 ACTE Region V 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.
Jason T. Goble grew up on a livestock and crop farm in Nephi, Utah. He participated in the FFA program and Rodeo team throughout his high school years. Jason attended Snow College, taking all the agriculture related courses he could, then transferred to Utah State University and earned his Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Education. Goble began his teaching career with Native American students at Navajo Mountain High School in the Four Corners area, where he was the only CTE teacher at the school, and one of four white faculty members, the others being Native American. The culture there is awesome and he learned a lot. After Navajo Mountain, Jason obtained employment at Weber High School, located in Pleasantview, Utah. He was the only Agriculture teacher employed there, now the program has grown and they have multiple Agriculture teachers. The additional responsibilities of leading a FFA program began there for Jason.
He has spent the last eighteen years of his Agriculture Education career at North Sevier High School. Goble has since earned his Biology endorsement so students can earn science graduation credit for taking his science oriented classes. He has also earned his Masters Degree from Southern Utah University in Education with an Administrative endorsement. Jason has been an ACTE member for the past twenty years. Goble has served as President-Elect and as President of the Agriculture Division here in the state of Utah. He has served on the UACTE Board and helped plan multiple Mid-Winter and Summer Conferences for UACTE. Goble was recently recognized with the UACTE Teacher of the Year Award at our Conference in January. Last summer, he was also recognized with the Excellence in Teaching Award from UEA (Utah Education Association). Goble loves to give students hands-on opportunities in his agriculture classes and Summer Agriculture program. The skills students learn in his CTE classes and pathways lead to careers and student success.
Goble is one of five finalists for the 2024 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 29, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. The Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox, The Army, 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.