Each spring Career & Technical Educators of Idaho (CTEI) conducts a statewide search for excellence in CTE to highlight outstanding educators as part of our annual awards program. Nominations are accepted from all divisions, positions and content areas for the following awards:
Secondary Teacher of the Year - This award recognizes the finest career and technical teachers at the middle/secondary school level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institutions and communities.
Postsecondary Teacher of the Year - This award recognizes the finest career and technical teachers at the postsecondary level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institutions and communities.
New Teacher of the Year - This award recognizes new CTE teachers who have made significant contributions toward innovative and unique career and technical education programs and shown a professional commitment early in their careers. Eligibility - All candidates must be employed as classroom/laboratory CTE teachers (at the middle, secondary or postsecondary level) and must be relatively new to the teaching profession (with 3-5 years' experience) at the time of initial nomination. Candidates must be members of CTEI before the nomination closing date for consideration.
Teacher Educator of the Year - This award recognizes teacher educators who have demonstrated innovation in teacher education, leadership in improving CTE, and commitment to preparing teachers to deliver high quality CTE programs.
Administrator of the Year - This award recognizes administrative CTE professionals at the school, district, county, state or federal level who have demonstrated leadership in ensuring teacher and student success and have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and effective career and technical education programs.
Career Guidance Award - This award recognizes school counselors and career development professionals who have demonstrated commitment to connecting students with opportunities for success, shown innovation in career exploration and development, and have advocated for CTE as a viable option for all students.
Carl Perkins Community Service Award - This award recognizes individuals who have used CTE to make a significant impact on their community and demonstrated leadership in programs and activities that promote student involvement in community service.
Lifetime Achievement Award - This award recognizes CTE professionals for their leadership on behalf of CTE, their innovations in CTE and their contributions to the field over an extended period of time.
Forms updated May 2021 (Click on the award title to download form)
Most award candidates must be members of CTEI before the nomination closing date for consideration.
Winners are announced and presented at CTE REACH Conference. Nominations are accepted from February 1st to July 1st. Award winners will have their nominations forwarded on to be considered for the ACTE Region V Awards.
Thank you for helping us acknowledge the work being done within Career & Technical Education in Idaho!
If you have any questions, please contact Idaho’s Awards Committee Chair: Debra Guinn.