ACTE Announces Arkansas Dean as National Award Finalist

September 28, 2018

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka, 703-683-9312

ACTE Announces Arkansas Dean as National Award Finalist

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Linda Bean, Dean for College of Education at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas, as the 2018 ACTE Region IV Postsecondary Teacher of The Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical 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.

Linda Bean has been a business educator for 45 years. During that time, she has taught at the secondary and postsecondary level. As a postsecondary educator, she has guided students in their professional development and curriculum programs in business and marketing education. She has provided guidance and advisement to over 50 teachers and many thousands of students in her career.

As a teacher educator, she has provided opportunity for her future teachers to become active in ACTE, the Arkansas Business Education Association (ABEA) and DECA. Those students have received scholarships, served as judges, assisted students in events, and seen success in their own programs and students. As advisor to FBLA, Phi Beta Lambda and Enactus over the years, she has also guided students to improve their skills in interviewing and marketing themselves as professionals.

Bean has also served as vice president, past president and president of the ABEA, from which she received the Outstanding Leader of the Year Award in 2012. She has also served as Arkansas ACTE President, Vice President, and Past President as well as the Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators in the same capacity.

Bean is one of 5 finalists for the 2019 national title. The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Banquet, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event will take place on Wednesday evening, November 28, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2018 in San Antonio, TX. The Awards Banquet is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, the US Army, 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.