Region IV

Arkansas   |   Louisiana   |   Mississippi   |   New Mexico   |   Oklahoma   |   Texas

Welcome to Region IV!


Learn more about Region IV from Christine Holecek!

Christine Holecek
ACTE Region IV Vice President
Education Specialist II
Waco, Texas 76712
Phone: 254-716-8789


Congratulations to the 2018 Region IV Award Winners

  • Teacher of the Year—Liz Dinkins from Edmond, OK
  • Career Guidance Award—Gay Pettit from Alex, OK
  • Administrator of the Year—Starlinda R. Sanders from Bentonville, AR
  • Postsecondary Teacher of the Year—Dr. Linda Bean from Russellville, AR
  • New Teacher of the Year—Lauren Beard Emerson from Bunkie, LA
  • Carl Perkins Community Service Award—Bart Taylor from College Station, TX
  • Lifetime Achievement Award—Teri Holle from Enid, OK

Read the press release.

Summer Career and Technical Education Conferences in Region IV

Arkansas July 29-31
Louisiana September 26-28
Mississippi July 25-27
New Mexico April 3-5
Oklahoma August 1-2
Texas Stay tuned for 2018 dates!


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Region IV Fellows 2017

  • Michelle Camp, AR
  • Audrey Lee, OK
  • Tommy Hamilton, OK Bus Ed Division
  • Ernie Gomez, OK ACTE PACE

RIV Fellows 2017

Learn more and apply for the Fellowship Program.

Region IV Super Stars

  • 2017: Linda Bath, MS
  • 2016:  Robin Painovich, TX
  • 2015: Linda Callaway, AR and Billy Smith, MS
  • 2014: Gina Riggs, OK
  • 2013: Cheryl Harder, OK
  • 2012: Cheryl Probst, LA



Region IV Excellence Award Winners

 2017 Winner Donna McKethan


 Region IV award winners
  • Region IV Career Guidance Award Gay Johnson, TX
  • Region IV Teacher of the Year Jana McWhorter, AR
  • Region IV New Teacher of the Year Mary Helen Lett, MS
  • Region IV Postsecondary Teacher of the Year Dustin Hicks, OK
  • Region IV Lifetime Achievement Award Carol Colwell, OK
  • Region IV Carl Perkins Community Service Award Richard Stewart, OK
  • Region IV Administrator of the Year Donna McKethan, TX


Region IV National Award Winner


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