ACTE Announces Oklahoma Coordinator as National Award Finalist

September 16, 2019

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka, 703-683-9312

ACTE Announces Oklahoma Coordinator as National Award Finalist

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Josie Scott, Simulation/Skills Lab Coordinator at Metro Technology Centers in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as the 2019 ACTE Region IV Postsecondary Teacher of the Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education (CTE) teachers at the postsecondary level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institution and communities.

Scott is the Simulation Lab Coordinator at Metro Technology Centers in Oklahoma City and has had the privilege of teaching practical nursing students and other health career students for over 16 years. Scott has invested countless hours to create a plethora of exciting nursing simulations that focus on facilitating learning and growth in critical thinking and clinical judgment skills.

Scott collaborates with all the health career programs to foster interprofessional links between students across many disciplines. Scott has designed and implemented an annual Mass Casualty event for the last five years that incorporates not only the students of the health care programs at Metro Tech and other sister career tech schools, but also the local police, fire and EMSA departments. Scott is a passionate educator and believes that helping students become the best practitioners in their fields will be the driving force for positive change in the future of healthcare.

Scott 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.