FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2021
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
ACTE Announces West Virginia Teacher of Agriculture as National Award Finalist
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced John Lockhart, Teacher of Agriculture at Harrison County Schools-South Harrison High School in Lost Creek, WVA, as the 2021 ACTE Region I 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.
John Lockhart of Grafton, West Virginia is a graduate of Grafton High School class of 2009. Upon graduating Lockhart attended West Virginia University and received a Bachelors-of-Science in Agriculture majoring in Agriculture and Extension Education in 2013. That same year he began his career as an instructor of agriculture in the State of West Virginia. In 2016 Lockhart enrolled in the Masters of-Arts in Education program at Wheeling Jesuit University and graduated in 2017 with a master’s in educational leadership: curriculum and instruction.
Lockhart currently serves on the National FFA’s Awards and Degrees Committee as a representative for the Eastern Region. Lockhart is the Faculty Senate Treasurer for South Harrison High School and serves as the State Treasurer for the West Virginia Association of Agricultural Educators. Lockhart is a member of the United Methodist Church and an advisor for the South Harrison FFA Chapter.
Lockhart is one of 5 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 virtually on Tuesday, 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.