Region III

Iowa   |   Illinois   |   Indiana   |   Minnesota   |   Missouri   |   Wisconsin

ACTE Region III Vice President
Lisa Stange

Retired Iowa Department of Education
Johnston, Iowa
Learn more about Lisa Stange


ACTE Region III Vice President-elect
Dr. Brandon Russell



The following Region Award winners will advance to the 2022 National ACTE Excellence Awards that are presented at the ACTE Awards Gala in conjunction with ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2022. They recognize those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to CTE, programs that exemplify the highest standards and organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand CTE programs.  Award winners serve as inspirational leaders to ACTE: they embody the core values of serving their students and being committed to CTE. 

Administrator of the Year – Dave Rockers, Missouri


Career Guidance Award – Lisa Miller, Illinois


Teacher Educator of the Year – Dr. Brad Greiman, Minnesota


Postsecondary Teacher of the Year – Sarah E. LaRose, Indiana


New Teacher of the Year – Breanne Brammer, Missouri


Lifetime Achievement – Robb Lowe, Minnesota


Carl Perkins Community Service – Jeff Maierhofer, Illinois


Teacher of the Year – Luke Becker, Minnesota


The Award of Merit does not move on to a national level, but is given to recipients for contributions to the promotion, development, and direction of career and technical education.

Congratulations to our Award of Merit 2021 recipients:

Illinois -Julia Oglesby and Troy Blunier

Iowa – Karen Swanson and Tara Troester

Missouri – Leon Busdieker and Jayla Smith

Indiana – Shelley Rust and Jenny Berry

Missouri – Jason Bruns, Kay Frick, and Sara Etzel

2021 Region III Conference Highlights

View pictures from the conference here.

Registration Information and Call for Presentations Coming Soon!

ACTE Region III State Policy Committee Representatives 2021-22:

Lisa Stange – Region III VP,  Greg Kepner – Iowa, Robb Lowe – Minnesota, Martin Hanley – Missouri, Matthew Simoneau – Wisconsin, Dawn Sullivan – Illinois, Kandy Smitha – Indiana

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