2019 ACTE REGION IV Awards
ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR
ROSEMARIE SPAULDING| ARKANSAS
Rosemarie Spaulding is an assistant principal at Bentonville High School in Bentonville, Arkansas. Rosemarie began her career as a teacher in the areas of business and marketing. She was a DECA advisor at BHS. Throughout her
administrative career she has been an avid supporter of CTE programs.
REX BUCKHAULTS| MISSISSIPPI
Rex Buckhaults is the Career-Technical Director at Wayne County Career-Technical Center in Waynesboro, MS. Mr. Buckhaults has been a CTE administrator for 27 years and been in education for 40 years. He is a graduate of Jones County Junior College, Mississippi State University, received an Administration Certification from William Carey College and an Education Specialist Degree from Mississippi State University.
MARTY LEWIS| OKLAHOMA
Marty Lewis is the Superintendent at Gordon Cooper Technology Center. At the 2019 ACTE conference Mr. Lewis was named Administrator of the year. During his 34 year education career, Lewis has continued to promote teamwork and always puts students first.
KEVIN ROSS| TEXAS
Kevin Ross seamlessly combines his prior professional career in the Hospitality Industry with his 10 years of educational experience to create opportunities for students to master skills outside the four walls of the classroom. He is the State of Texas CTE Administrator of the Year for 2019!
CAREER GUIDANCE AWARD
LORI EVANS| OKLAHOMA
Lori Evans is a career guidance counselor at Pioneer Technology Center in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Lori embodies the mission of the district, Enhancing Lives and Securing Futures, by working tirelessly to provide the students she serves a support network and the resources necessary to remove barriers to success.
CANDACE MCGOWAN| TEXAS
Candace McGowan is the Coordinator of Career and Technical Education at Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District in Texas. She started her career as a Family and Consumer Science Teacher, which led to her current
role, in which she oversees the GCISD Go Centers and Career and Technical Education Programs.
CARL PERKINS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
TONJA BOLDING| ARKANSAS
Tonja Bolding resides in Hot Springs, AR with her husband of 33 years, Danny. They have 2 adult children. She is a
recently retired high school Family and Consumer Sciences teacher. She started her career at Glenwood High
School in Glenwood and taught at Lakeside High School for 22 years. While at Lakeside she served as the Chairperson of the Career and Technical Education Department as well as serving as a member of the Personnel Policy Committee. As a 28 year FACS teacher she served on numerous frameworks revision committees and conducted trainings. She advised many FCCLA students as well as prepared them for district, state and national STAR Events.
SANDRA PATOCKA| OKLAHOMA
Sandra Patocka, Enid, Oklahoma, graduated from the Autry Technology Center practical Nursing program in
2000 and joined the staff in 2007 as the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant instructor. She is active in the community and loves seeing students become their best selves in their professional and personal lives.
Justin Harper is a Law Enforcement Instructor at Grand Prairie High School in Grand Prairie, Texas. He has been a police officer for over 23 years and has experience in corrections and security. Father of two daughters and has been
married to his lovely wife for over 14 years.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
DON ROBERTS| OKLAHOMA
Don Roberts has served as the Agricultural Business Coordinator at Autry Technology Center for 30 years. He has
assisted well over 1000 farm family clients during his tenure. Don and his wife, Krista, are graduates of Oklahoma State University, and have a daughter named Kelsey.
NEW TEACHER OF THE YEAR
MOLLIE SANFORD| ARKANSAS
Mollie Sanford is a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at White Hall High School in White Hall, Arkansas. She has been teaching FCS courses for 5 years and also serves as the Arkansas Association for Teachers of Family and
Consumer Sciences President- Elect. She is a mother of two children and married to her husband for eight years.
MICHEAL ROWLEY| OKLAHOMA
Micheal is an FCS Educator and FCCLA Adviser at Midwest City High School in Oklahoma. Micheal is a doctoral candidate while completing his fourth year of teaching. Being able to work with students to create hands-on projects while preparing them for life is his favorite part of the CareerTech system.
JASON CLARY| TEXAS
Jason Clary is an automotive and small engine instructor from Madisonville High School in Madisonville,Texas. He is father to two beautiful girls and is husband to an awesome high school algebra teacher. Jason has always had a passion for anything with an engine and now gets to share that passion with his students.
POST SECONDARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR
SHERI DEATON| ARKANSAS
Sheri Deaton is a CTE instructor in the College of Education and Health professions at the University of Arkansas. Sheri mentors, instructs, and supervises CTE teacher candidates, while also providing content courses
for FCS students.In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, cooking, reading, and running.
JOSIE SCOTT| OKLAHOMA
Josephine “Josie” Scott is the Simulation Lab Coordinator at Metro Technology Centers in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is a Registered Nurse with a Master of Science Degree in Nursing Education. Josie has been a Nurse Educator for 16 years with the last 8 years in the Simulation Environment.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
MAYNETTE STROUD| ARKANSAS
Maynette Stroud is a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Vilonia High School in Arkansas. Maynette
was named ArFCS Teacher of the Year in 2018. Serving as an ArFCS officer and teaching CTE students at her alma
mater for 20 years has been the highlight of her career.
MIKE LINDLEY| OKLAHOMA
Michael Lindley is a Biomedical Science Instructor at Wes Watkins Technology Center in Wetumka, Oklahoma. At the 2017 PLTW Summit, Lindley was named the National PLTW Biomedical Science Teacher of the Year. Serving
as an OkACTE STEM officer, Lindley’s passion is using STEM to create CTE awareness in rural communities.
BRENDA DRAWDY| TEXAS
Brenda Drawdy, 45-year veteran teacher at Killeen Career Center, currently serves as State President of Texas Industrial Vocational Association. Brenda loves to facilitate students through innovative teaching methodologies to empower them to become lifelong learners. Brenda advocates for teachers through her CTE organization, and spearheaded unification of TIVA with ACTE.