National ACTE and Region III Awards

Region III administers the following ACTE Member Awards:

  • ACTE Teacher of the Year, sponsored by Express Employment Professionals
  • ACTE Administrator of the Year
  • ACTE Postsecondary Teacher of the Year
  • ACTE New Teacher of the Year
  • ACTE Career Guidance Award
  • ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award
  • ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award
  • ACTE Postsecondary Teacher of the Year

2019 Region III Award Winners

  • Administrator of the Year: Kathryn Kittel, Minnesota
  • Career Guidance Award: Julie Hill, Indiana
  • Carl Perkins Community Service Award: Jessica Daberkow, Minnesota
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Ginny Karbowski, Minnesota
  • New Teacher of the Year: Katherine Lechleitner, Minnesota
  • Teacher Educator of the Year: Chris Merrill, Illinois
  • Postsecondary Teacher of the Year: Robert Clark, Illinois
  • Teacher of the Year: Neil Pearson, Minnesota

2019 Award of Merit Winners

  • Senator Patrick McGuire,  Illinois
  • Jodi Ferriell,  Illinois
  • Brandon Gordon, Illinois
  • Linda Baumgart,  Indiana
  • Danny Camden, Indiana
  • Kendra Ericson, Iowa
  • Greg  Krawiec,Iowa
  • James Mecklenburg, Minnesota
  • Joel Larsen, Minnesota
  • Dennis Harden, Missouri
  • Wendi Bernt, Missouri

2018 Region III Award Winners

  • Administrator of the Year: Patrick A. Biggerstaff, Indiana
  • Career Guidance Award: Krista Paul, Illinois
  • Carl Perkins Community Service Award: Craig J. Spreiter, Minnesota
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Joan R. McFadden, Indiana
  • New Teacher of the Year: Katie Crowley, Minnesota
  • Postsecondary Teacher of the Year: James P. Greenan, Indiana
  • Teacher of the Year: Lori Brumbaugh, Minnesota

2018 Award of Merit Winners

  • Peggy Strong, Illinois
  • Tammi Conn, Illinois
  • Karen Hirschey, Indiana
  • Megan Jackson, Indiana
  • Barbara Lemmer, Iowa
  • Greg Kepner, Iowa
  • Gary Duncan, Missouri
  • Dr. Robert Meyer ,Wisconsin
  • Dr. Susan May, Wisconsin
  • Dr. Ann Marie Krause Hanson, Wisconsin

2017 Region III Award Winners

  • Career Guidance Award: Carrie Hanson, MN
  • Administrator of the Year: Michael Lehn, MN
  • Postsecondary Teacher of the Year: Sally E. Arnett-Hartwick, IL
  • Carl Perkins Community Service: Tiffany Kauffman, MO
  • New Teacher of the Year: Elizabeth Chambers, IL
  • Lifetime Achievement: Jeanette A. Karjala, MN
  • Teacher of the Year: Jil Johnson, MN

2016 Region III Award Winners

2016 Region III Award Winners

  • Career Guidance Award: Shelli Sowles, MN
  • Administrator of the Year: Sam Cotton, IN
  • Postsecondary Teacher of the Year: Dr. Edward J. Lazaros, IN
  • Carl Perkins Community Service: T. J. Brown, MN
  • New Teacher of the Year: Lindsey Brown, MN
  • Lifetime Achievement: Peggy Wild, IN
  • Teacher of the Year: Callon Siebenahler, MN

Award of Merit (Region Awards)

  • Missouri: Dr. Donald Claycomb, Gina McLachlan, Donna Vossen
  • Illinois: Mark Pfleiger, Dede Woodard
  • Indiana: Lynda Ludlow, Joan Bovee
  • Iowa: Sandy Miller, M. Diane Cornilsen
  • Minnesota: William Nelson, Luann Bartley
  • Wisconsin: Larry Gee, Sharon Wendt

2015 Region III Award Recipients

  • ACTE Administrator of the Year: Murray Turner (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award: Mary Hoffman (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Career Guidance: Robert Lowe (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award:Clifford Vrieze (Minnesota)
  • ACTE New Teacher Award: Laurie Boettcher (Wisconsin)
  • ACTE Postsecondary Teacher of the Year: Tom Anderson (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Teacher of the Year: Louis Beck (Iowa)

2014 Region III Award Recipients

  • ACTE Administrator of the Year: Peggy Miller
  • ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award: Eric Weuve
  • ACTE Career Guidance: Sandra Kay Fabian
  • ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award: Gary Hutchinson
  • ACTE New Teacher Award: Lisa Oellerich
  • ACTE Postsecondary Teacher of the Year: Jodee Werkheiser
  • ACTE Teacher of the Year: Larry Plapp

2013 Region III Award Receipients

  • ACTE Region III Teacher of the Year: Michael Miron (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Career & Technical Educator: Jennifer Polz (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding New Career & Technical Teacher: Crystal Combs (Iowa)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Teacher in Community Service: (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Career Guidance Award: Jayne Schill (Minnesota)

2012 Region III Award Recipients

  • ACTE Region III Teacher of the Year: Paul Larson (Wisconsin)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Career & Technical Educator: Deborah Belfry (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding New Career & Technical Teacher: Lavyne Rada (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Teacher in Community Service: Jeff Eppen (Wisconsin)

2011 Region III Award Recipients

2011 Region III Award Recipients

  • ACTE Region III Teacher of the Year: Tom Appel (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Career & Technical Educator: Sue Boehland (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding New Career & Technical Teacher: Thomas “T.J.” Brown (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Teacher in Community Service: Joe Willinger (Wisconsin)

ACTE Region III Award of Merit:

  • Illinois: Dawn Sullivan, Steve Yaun
  • Indiana: Doug Dillion, Steve McCaskey
  • Iowa: Roger Foelske, Kelli Diemer
  • Minnesota: Jenette Karjala, Kent Janssen
  • Missouri: Glenda Whitney, Joy Behrens
  • Wisconsin: JoAnn Giese-Kent, Deborah Wallendal

2010 Region III Award Recipients

2010 Region III Award Recipients

  • ACTE Region III Teacher of the Year: Linda Wilke (Wisconsin)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Career & Technical Educator: Richard Joerger (Minnesota)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding New Career & Technical Teacher: Susan Frame (Wisconsin)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Teacher in Community Service: Natasha Mortenson (Minnesota)

ACTE Region III Award of Merit: 

  • Illinois: Gary “Doc” Hutchinson, Dora Welker
  • Indiana: Cynthia Biggs, John Lightle
  • Iowa: Kristy Black, Jean Ostrander
  • Minnesota: Sen. Gen Olsen
  • Missouri: Dave Ruhman, Jim Spencer
  • Wisconsin: Daniel Clancy, Morna Foy

2009 Region III Award Recipients

2009 Region III Award Recipients

  • ACTE Region III Teacher of the Year: Charlotte Gray (Missouri)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Career & Technical Educator: Mike Gagner (Wisconsin)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding New Career & Technical Teacher: Brittany Elmquist (Iowa)
  • ACTE Region III Outstanding Teacher in Community Service: No applicants

ACTE Region III Award of Merit:

  • Illinois: Susan Hanfland, Mark Williams
  • Indiana: William E. Kovach, Tim Railey
  • Iowa: Chef Robert Anderson, Chef Phil Carey, Kern Family Foundation
  • Minnesota: Mary Messimer
  • Missouri: Dr. Tom Quinn, Glenda Whitney
  • Wisconsin: Paul Gabriel, Dr. Howard Lee

 

To learn more about the ACTE Member Awards application process and requirements, visit the ACTE Member Awards page.