JTED Director of Professional Development wins 2013 Executive Citation Awardby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Jul. 08, 2013, under Press Releases
For Immediate Release
July 2, 2013
Contact: Greg D’Anna (520) 331-5581
JTED Director of Professional Development Curt Bertelsen will receive the 2013 Executive Citation Award from the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) at an 8 a.m. awards breakfast, July 17, in the Westin La Paloma Resort Grand Ballroom.
The awards breakfast is part of Arizona’s ACTE annual conference, July 12-17, in Tucson.
Each year, the ACTE of Arizona (ACTEAZ) executive committee selects one person for the award who has provided excellent leadership and support. John Mulcahy, director of professional development for West-MEC, nominated Bertelsen.
“Curt is what the rest of us aspire to be as education professionals,” said Mulcahy. “He is hardworking, ethical, has a strong philosophy and a superb teacher.”
Bertelsen is a seasoned educator. He was an agriculture teacher for 22 years, a former ACTEAZ president and has been with JTED since 2007. He said he appreciates the award, and is honored to work with the ACTEAZ leadership team.
ACTE is a volunteer non-profit association providing professional development for CTE professionals and public awareness about CTE’s value. Arizona membership includes more than 1,200 career and technical educators, administrators, researchers and guidance counselors involved in CTE programs at the junior high, secondary and post-secondary levels.
JTED delivers premier Career and Technical Education programs in partnership with business, industry and community stakeholders. All JTED programs are tuition-free to eligible students of high school age who reside within a member school district’s boundaries, and have not earned a high school diploma. Hundreds of career path options are available to students at 34 high schools located throughout Pima County, Rio Rico, and San Manuel, and also at nine central campus locations.