The Oklahoma ACTE awards program seeks to promote excellence in CareerTech education by recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the field, programs that exemplify the highest standards and organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand CareerTech education programs. 

Awards are being updated and aligned with ACTE.  Application can be made January 6 - March 1, 2015.  At that time we will have the link to the online applications here.  Please check back with us on January 6, 2015.

 The following awards are given each year:

  • Gold Star School Award
  • Distinguished Achievement
  • Silver Key Award
  • Support Staff Award
  • Oklahoma ACTE Kaleidoscope Award
  • Outstanding Communications and Marketing Award
  • Arch Alexander Award
  • Francis Tuttle Career Excellence Award
  • Outstanding Board Member Award
  • OkACTE Excellence Awards Program Application
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Oklahoma ACTE Teacher of the Year
  • Oklahoma ACTE Educator of the Year
  • Oklahoma ACTE Outstanding New Teacher
  • Oklahoma ACTE New Professional
  • Career Guidance Award
  • Oklahoma ACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service

The association’s Awards Committee administers the Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Educator, Outstanding New Teacher, New Professional and Outstanding Teacher in Community Service awards. The committee consists of one representative from each of Oklahoma ACTE’s thirteen divisions, a chair and the Oklahoma ACTE assistant director as advisor. The committee is responsible for reviewing applications and approving division awards selection committee recommendations, recommending the awards winners to the association and for overseeing all aspects of the recognition program for award recipients.

The Support Staff Division selects the winner of the Support Staff Award.

Members of the Diversity Action Committee select the Kaleidoscope Award winner.

The Oklahoma ACTE assistant director approves Silver Key Award recipients’ applications.

The staff at the University of Oklahoma College of Education or A representative selects the Arch Alexander Award recipient.

The staff at Oklahoma ACTE will coordinate the selection for the Francis Tuttle Career Excellence and the Distinguished Service Awards.

The Awards Committee reserves the right to return any application that is not appropriate for the category in which it was submitted.

All awards will be presented during the annual Summer Conference.

Application Materials
All Oklahoma ACTE award nominees must submit materials as outlined. Nomination packets or dossiers that do not follow the rules listed will be rejected.

For further information of the program, contact Cheryl Harder, OkACTE, 2801 N Lincoln, Suite 130, Oklahoma City, OK 73105. Telephone (405) 525-8902 or email