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ACTE Announces 2019 National Award Finalists
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Monday, October 08, 2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2018 (Updated 10/8/18) ACTE Contact: Jarrod Nagurka 703-683-9312

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced its 2019 national finalists in seven different award categories. Finalists were announced for the Teacher of the Year, Postsecondary Teacher of the Year, Administrator of the Year, New Teacher of the Year, Teacher Educator of the Year, Career Guidance, Lifetime Achievement and Carl Perkins Community Service Awards.


The national winners for each award will be announced at the ACTE Awards Banquet, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE professionals in the country. The event will take place on Wednesday evening, November 28, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The Awards Banquet is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, the US Army, CareerSafe, and Stratasys. Visit ACTE’s website for more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards.


Teacher of the Year Award


Anne Marie McNamara—Scotch Plains, NJ—Region I

Cindy Quisenberry—Enterprise, AL—Region II

Lori Brumbaugh—Champlin, MN—Region III

Liz Dinkins—Oklahoma City, OK—Region IV

Bernadette Russoniello—Maricopa, AZ—Region V


About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.


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