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2014 AWARD RECIPIENTS - UPDATED SOON

 

2013 Award Recipients

 

 

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

ANNOUNCES 2013 AWARD WINNERS

 

 

The Washington Association for Career and Technical Education’s Awards seek to promote excellence in Career and Technical Education by recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of Career and Technical Education, programs that exemplify the highest standards, and organizations that have conducted activities that promote and expand Career and Technical Education.  The award winners were announced during the Opening Session at the Washington ACTE Summer Conference on August 12, 2013, at the Yakima Convention Center.

The purpose of the WASHINGTON ACTE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD is to recognize teachers who are providing outstanding Career and Technical Education programs for youth and/or adults in their respective fields and communities. Recipients of this award have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique, and novel programs that are serving to improve and promote Career and Technical Education.


Rebecca Wallace
Ridgeline Middle School
Yelm Community Schools

Becky taught Natural Resource Science, Environmental Science, and was the FFA Advisor at Ridgeline Middle School in the Yelm Community Schools.  She also was the head volleyball coach at Yelm High School and the Ridgeline Middle School C-Team volleyball coach.  She is currently the Agricultural Sciences Education Program Supervisor at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  She has served as the WAAE Legislative Committee Chair.  Becky has been a Washington ACTE member since 2006 and serves on the Washington ACTE Legislative Committee and as an Executive Board Representative for the WAAE section.

The purpose of the WASHINGTON ACTE OUTSTANDING CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATOR AWARD is to recognize Career and Technical Educators who have provided significant contributions to professional associations and Career and Technical Education programs for youth and/or adults in their fields and/or communities. Recipients of this award have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique, and novel programs; and/or improvement, promotion, research, or development of programs of Career and Technical Education.


Bonnie Smith
Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center

Bonnie teaches a Physical Therapy Technician 540-hour academic/skilled lab job training, is the Health Science Career Technical Educator (HSCTE) president, is a YV-TECH CTE administrative intern, and is actively involved in the SkillsUSA, WCTSMA, and HOSA Career and Technical Student Organizations.  Bonnie has been a Washington ACTE member since 2006 and serves on the Washington ACTE Professional Development Committee and as an Executive Board Representative for the HSCTE section.

The purpose of the WASHINGTON ACTE OUTSTANDING NEW CAREER AND TECHNICAL TEACHER AWARD is meant to encourage new teachers to remain in the profession. Recipients of this award have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique, and novel programs and have shown a professional commitment early in their careers.


Dan Tedor
Rochester High School
Rochester School District

Dan teaches Agricultural Biology, Animal Science, Horticulture, and AP Environmental Sciences.  He is also the lead FFA Advisor and Science Department Chairman.  He serves on the WAAE FFA Executive Committee and District III FFA Advisor and Secretary.  Dan has been a Washington ACTE member since 2011 and serves on the Washington ACTE Professional Development Committee.

The purpose of the WASHINGTON ACTE OUTSTANDING TEACHER IN COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD is to recognize teachers with significant accomplishments and outstanding leadership in programs and activities that promote community involvement. Recipients of this award have made significant contributions toward training, motivating, and inspiring their peers and students to become involved in programs and projects that benefit their communities.


Matt Mounts
Yelm High School
Yelm Community Schools

Matt teaches Ag Science, Biology, Small Engines, Forestry, and Wildlife Management at Yelm High School in the Yelm Community Schools.  Matt has been a Washington ACTE member since 2000.

The purpose of the WASHINGTON ACTE CAREER GUIDANCE AWARD is to recognize school counselors and career development professionals who are currently making significant contributions in Career and Technical Education programs in their communities.


Wendy Hurst
Kentlake/Kentwood High School
Kent School District

Wendy is a Career Specialist at Kentlake High School and Kentwood High School in the Kent School District.  She also serves as the Career Guidance and Counseling Association (CGCA) treasurer.  Wendy has been a Washington ACTE member since 2000.

 

 

The WASHINGTON ACTE LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD is presented to recognize legislators who have made a contribution of state significance to Career and Technical Education.

Senator Ann Rivers – 18th Legislative District

Representative Monica Stonier – 17th Legislative District

 

 

The WASHINGTON ACTE Achieve 100% MEMBERSHIP AWARD recognizes schools and institutions that have 100% Washington ACTE membership participation from each and every member of their Career and Technical Education staff.  The 2013 recipient:

 

  • Fife School District - Marlyne Johnson, CTE Director