Tireless CTE Advocates Honored at Convention

At the recent Association for Career and Technical Education’s (ACTE) annual convention, the following educators were honored and recognized for their achievements. These leaders are from Louisiana, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Florida, and Maryland and have demonstrated a passion for creating new programs and initiatives to advance Career Technical Education (CTE) in their home states.

The award recipients are:

 •Teacher of the Year: Gary Weese, Automotive Technology Instructor at Caddo Career & Technology Center in Shreveport, Louisiana

•Outstanding CTE Educator: Jeanette Capshaw, Special Projects Director, Moore Norman Technology Center, Norman, Oklahoma

•Outstanding New CTE Teacher: Buddy Neasbitt, Instructor, Criminal Justice Academy at Great Plains Technology Center, Lawton, Oklahoma

•Outstanding Teacher in Community Service: Joe Wollinger, Chef and Culinary Arts Instructor, Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, Wisconsin

•Carl Perkins Outstanding Service Award: J.C. Perrin, Senior Vice President, U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Boca Raton, Florida and member of the West Boca Raton High School’s Community Academies Advisory Board (CAAB)

•Lifetime Achievement Award: Rhonda Hoyman, Supervisor of Technical Programs for Baltimore County Schools, Towson, Maryland

 Congratulations to these deserving winners, who are tireless advocates for CTE.

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