ACTE Announces Minnesota Family & Consumer Science Teacher as National Award Finalist

September 28, 2018

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka, 703-683-9312

ACTE Announces Minnesota Family & Consumer Science Teacher as National Award Finalist

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Lori Brumbaugh, Family & Consumer Science Teacher at the Champlin Park High School, Anoka-Hennepin District #11 in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, as the 2018 ACTE Region III Teacher of the Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical 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.

Lori Brumbaugh has taught FACS for 30 years and currently teaches sequential courses in child and human development; early childhood careers; and education, teaching and training.

Brumbaugh is a curriculum leader and understands the importance of a standards-aligned and integrated curriculum. Brumbaugh’s students develop weekly lesson activities for the CPHS School Readiness Preschool located next to her classroom. Students utilize technology to research information and innovative lesson ideas in education with pictures, video clips, music and engaging text on the SMART board. Formative and summative assessments are implemented throughout the courses, including student presentations, portfolios and the NOCTI Early Childhood Education and Care-Basic end-of-course exam.

Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) has always been a strong component of Brumbaugh’s work. She has served as an FHA/HERO/FCCLA chapter advisor since 1985.

Brumbaugh 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.