2014 CTE Summer Conference
July 27-30, 2014
Thanks to everyone who attended the conference! Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback on one of the evaluations below depending on what you attended. Your feedback is very valuable to us. The evaluation deadline is Wednesday, August 13, 2014.
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Educators Receive Awards at CTE Summer Conference
Educators from across Kansas were honored by the Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education (K-ACTE) during an awards ceremony that took place at the CTE Summer Conference of the K-ACTE on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in Manhattan, Kan.
The K-ACTE Awards promote excellence in career and technical education. K-ACTE recognizes 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. Award candidates are evaluated based on accomplishments and innovations that exhibit the quality of the candidate for the award and contributions to the CTE community, which could include activities within their institutions, communities, Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE), K-ACTE, and other organizations.
The 2014 categories and winners are as follows:
Teacher of the Year – State
: Kelly Hoelting
, Agriculture Education Instructor, Mission Valley USD #330
Teacher of the Year – Affiliate: Merritta Combs, Family & Consumer Science Instructor, West Franklin High School
New Teacher of the Year – State: Jacqueline Gabbert, Agricultural Educator, USD 364 Marysville
New Teacher of the Year – Affiliate: Kjerstine Vaughn, Family & Consumer Science Teacher, Frankfort High School
Young Teacher of the Year – State: Marla Sterling, Family & Consumer Science Teacher, Cherryvale Middle/High School
Young Teacher of the Year – Affiliate: Laura Priest, Agriculture Instructor/FFA Advisor, Lawrence Free State High School
Postsecondary Teacher of the Year – State: Julie Dainty, Associate Professor, Pittsburg State University
Carl Perkins Outstanding Service Award – State: Larry Lyder, Past: Agricultural Education, Instructor, Hill City Jr/Sr High & Current: Intermediate Principal, Hugoton Elementary
Carl Perkins Outstanding Service Award – Affiliate: Ashley Weber, Family and Consumer Science Educator, Mission Valley High School
Award of Merit – State: Kansas Council for Economic Education (KCEE), Nominated by KATFACS
Lifetime Achievement Award – State: Joanelle Lucas, Vocational Coordinator, Newton Public Schools
Congratulations to all our winners!
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