FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2020
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
ACTE Announces Washington Teacher as National Award Finalist
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Rachel Aszklar, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher at Summer-Bonney Lake School District in Summer, Washington, as the recipient of the 2020 ACTE Region V 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.
Rachel Aszklar is a high school Family & Consumer Science teacher in Washington State. Aszklar graduated Magne Cum Laude from Washington State University (WSU) with a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences in 2012 and earned her Master’s in Career & Technical Education from Concordia University. At her high school, she teaches FCS courses in the early learning pathway where students learn guidance and growth & development of children and apply their learning at onsite district early learning centers and elementary and middle schools. Aszklar also is an active FCCLA adviser for her chapter and serves on Washington FCCLA Executive Council. Through her involvement in FCCLA and in her Family & Consumer Science classes, students have the opportunity to make an impact through various community service activities like hosting local blood drives, food drives, high school mentors, and overall make a significant impact in the Sumner Bonney Lake community.
Aszklar is one of five finalists for the 2020 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.