FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2019
Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
ACTE Announces Kansas Educator as National Award Finalist
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Aubry Weigel, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator at the Wichita Public Schools in Wichita, Kansas, as the 2019 ACTE Region V New Teacher of the Year. This award recognizes new career and technical education (CTE) teachers who have made significant contributions toward innovative and unique CTE programs and shown a professional commitment early in their careers.
Weigel has a passion for curriculum development. She has presented locally and nationally at conferences such as the United Associations Conference (UAC), K-ACTE and ACTE. She has participated in externships to develop her industry knowledge to take back to the classroom. Weigel currently is a mentor for the Kansas Center for CTE where she is able to connect with other Family and Consumer Sciences teachers. She believes in providing her students opportunities to have meaningful experiences inside and outside the classroom. Weigel currently leads the Teaching and Training Pathway at West High School where students have the opportunity to earn concurrent credit with a local university. She sponsors Educators Rising and sponsored FCCLA for the past five years, where students have competed and presented at conferences
Weigel is one of five finalists for the 2020 national title. The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Gala, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event will take place on Wednesday evening, December 4, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2019 in Anaheim, CA. The 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.