ACTE Announces Texas Instructor as National Award Finalist

September 23, 2019

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka, 703-683-9312

ACTE Announces Texas Instructor as National Award Finalist

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Jason Clary, Automotive and Small Engine Instructor at Madisonville CISD in Madisonville, Texas, as the 2019 ACTE Region IV 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.

Clary is an automotive and small engine instructor at Madisonville High School in Madisonville, Texas who came to teaching with an industry background and a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University. He strives to equip his students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful, not only in the automotive technology industry, but within their own lives and independent futures.

Clary believes the experiences gained in his classroom empowers his students with new knowledge that will have a tremendous impact on their lives, and gives them ownership in lifelong learning. He strives to uncover hidden potentials in his students and pushes them to be more confident in their skills. Clary has always had a passion for anything with an engine and now gets to share that passion with his students.

Clary 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.


About ACTE
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.