ACTE Announces Oklahoma Director as National Award Finalist

September 28, 2018

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka, 703-683-9312

ACTE Announces Oklahoma Director as National Award Finalist

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Teri L. Holle, Director of Business and Industry Services at Autry Technology Center in Enid, Oklahoma, as the recipient of the 2018 ACTE Region IV Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes CTE professionals for their leadership on behalf of ACTE, their innovations in CTE and their contributions to the field over an extended period of time. Holle began her career as a technical writer focusing primarily on curriculum development, government/industrial instructions and mechanism descriptions. In the 1990s, while enrolled in graduate school, she served as the vice president of university relations for a private university and began serving on a local K–12 school board.

Her belief in helping her community grow through education led her to raise more than $25 million for education in that time period. In 1996, Holle joined Autry Technology Center as the director of business and industry relations, where her primary goal is to help develop and strengthen the workforce so that our communities will prosper.

Holle is a personal advocate for promoting the value of career and technical education to our business leaders and legislators. More importantly, she believes employers and business leaders are our best advocate and has developed a proven system that moves employers into partners and eventually into legislative advocates.

Holle 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.