KCC principal receives Career/Tech Ed honors


November 14, 2012


The following news release is shared on behalf of the Alaska Association for Career and Technical Education. Congratulations to KCC Principal Lou Pondolfino who was named CTE Administrator of the Year.


Contact: Jane Bulovsky, Secretary

Phone: 907.861.5403


Anchorage, Alaska, November 8, 2012:  The Alaska Association for Career and Technical Education (AACTE) held its Annual Awards Banquet on October 31, 2012 at the Marriott Hotel, honoring five educators for their commitment to career and technical education (CTE). 


“We were very impressed with the nominations this year,” stated Jeanette Hayden, AACTE Past-President and Awards Committee member.  “Educators from all over the state were nominated, and their vast experience in CTE impressive.”


Following are the 2012 AACTE Award winners, their respective categories, and award sponsor:


Outstanding New CTE Teacher of the Year

Sponsored by the UAF Career and Technical College

Jeannette Johnson, Fairbanks Northstar Borough School District


Industrial/Technology Teacher of the Year

Sponsored by the UAS School of Career Education

Ken Phillips, Northwest Arctic Borough School District


Business/Information Technology Teacher of the Year

Sponsored by the Alaska Business Education Compact

Amy Riddle, Mat-Su Borough School District


Health Services Teacher of the Year

Sponsored by the Alaska Health Education Consortium

Shawnie Glenn, Mat-Su Borough School District


CTE Administrator of the Year

Sponsored by Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals

Lou Pondolfino,  Anchorage School District


AACTE is Alaska's only membership-driven CTE organization.  It is made up of CTE instructors, career counselors and advisors, administrators, business and industry representatives, state leaders, workforce development professionals, parents, and students. Its mission is to promote and strengthen career and technical education for workforce development in Alaska.

For more information, contact AACTE or the local school district for each winner.

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