Awards

2012-2013 Teacher of the Year

2016-2017 KATFACS Awards Booklet

Teacher of the Year

To recognize teachers who are providing outstanding career and technical education programs for youth and/or adults in their respective fields and communities. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs that are serving to improve and promote career and technical education.

Individual members who are currently employed as full time classroom/laboratory teachers in a career and technical education program other than at the baccalaureate level are eligible recipients for this award. Nominees must be classroom/ laboratory teachers at the time of selection. Contributions and achievements should have been made within the past ten years.

The nominee also should have been involved in some capacity in Association for Career and Technical Education activities at the regional/and or national level and must have been a member of ACTE and K-ACTE for at least the past five consecutive years.

Nominees recognized by persons outside their immediate field of endeavor and persons who have made contributions to education outside their field on state and national levels will be highly considered. Contributions to civic and philanthropic causes will also be considered.

Young Teacher of the Year

To recognize teachers who are providing outstanding career and technical education programs for youth and/or adults in their respective fields and communities. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs that are serving to improve and promote career and technical education

Individual members who are currently employed as full time classroom/laboratory teachers in a career and technical education program other than at that baccalaureate level are eligible recipients for this award. Nominees must be classroom/laboratory teachers at the time of selection. Candidate must be in his/her sixth through tenth year of educational service and be a dues-paying member of K-ACTE. The nominee also should have been involved in some capacity in Association for Career and Technical Education activities at the regional/and or national level and must have been a member of ACTE and K-ACTE for at least the past five consecutive years

Nominees recognized by persons outside their immediate field of endeavor and persons who have made contributions to education outside their field on state and national levels will be highly considered. Contributions to civic and philanthropic causes will also be considered. NOTE: Young Teacher of the Year Award is a Kansas-only award and does not proceed though Regional or ACTE award processes

Outstanding Career and Technical Educator

This award is meant to encourage new teachers to remain in the profession. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs and have shown a professional commitment early in their careers.Individuals who are currently employed as full-time classroom/ laboratory teachers in a career and technical education program other than at the baccalaureate level are eligible for this award. Nominees must have taught for a minimum of three, but not more than five years. (Applicants may be in their sixth year of teaching at the time of application.) Age is not a determining factor. Candidates must be new to the teaching profession, not just new to career and technical education.The nominee also should have been involved in some capacity in Association for Career and Technical Education activities at the local and/or state level and must have been a member of ACTE and K-ACTE for at least the past three consecutive years.

Outstanding Teacher in Community Service

The purpose of this award is to recognize teachers with significant accomplishments and outstanding leadership in programs and activities that promote community involvement. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward training, motivating, and inspiring their peers and students to become involved in programs and projects that benefit their communities.
Individual members who are currently employed as full-time classroom/laboratory teachers in a career and technical education program are eligible recipients for this award. Nominee must still be a classroom/laboratory teacher at the time of award presentation.Contributions and achievements on which the nomination is based should have been made within the past five years. The nominee also should have been involved in some capacity in Association for Career and Technical Education activities at the state, regional and/or national level and must have been a member of K-ACTE and ACTE for at least the past three consecutive years

Award of Merit

To recognize individuals or organizations outside the field of career and technical education for the highest meritorious contributions to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of career and technical education.

Business firms, industries, farm and home leaders, boards of education, boards of trustees, lay citizens groups, state or national committees and any other types of organizations that have contributed significantly to career and technical education are eligible recipients of this award.

Arch of Fame

To recognize educators who have made the highest meritorious contributions to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of career and technical education.

The award will be presented to distinguished persons who have been identified with the work and purposes of K-ACTE and whose contributions have made a significant impact on the field. Induction to the Arch of Fame may be posthumous.

Outstanding Service Award

To recognize the contributions and distinguished accomplishments of those persons who have been identified with the work and purposes of the Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education. The Arch of Fame is a means by which K-ACTE provides recognition for the commitment and dedication that individuals may have demonstrated to the organization. Watchful and responsible selection of inductees shall be maintained to ensure the esteem and worthiness of the award. Once an individual has been named to the K-ACTE Arch of Fame, that person remains an active member of the Arch of Fame forever.

This award is given to individuals who are currently in the field of education or who have spent a significant part of their professional lives in the field of education. Individuals who have received special honors or recognition as teachers, counselors or administrators, who have held key state and national professional offices or committee appointments, had major professional publications or made any other significant contribution to the field of career and technical education will be most highly considered for this award.

Policymaker of the Year

This award is presented annually by the K-ACTE Board of Directors to a nationally recognized policymaker who has made a contribution of national significance to career and technical education.

The award is presented to the individual who is determined to have made the most significant impact on policy related to career and technical education either during the past year or over an extended career of public service. One award is presented each year. The award is open to individuals having decision-making authority as evidenced by public or legal sanctions

Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award

To recognize individuals who have made outstanding meritorious contributions of state or national significance to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of career and technical education. This award was established in 1985 in honor of the late Rep. Carl Perkins and is designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated the same humanitarian concerns exemplified by Rep. Perkins.

This award may be presented to persons either in or outside the field of career and technical education. The individual may be a member of Congress, educator, farm leader, business person, labor leader, leader for the improvement of home and family living or any other person who has rendered outstanding service to career and technical education. This includes career and technical educators who, through exemplary service, have improved career and technical education.

Scholarships

KATFACS Student Scholarship 2016-2017

Applicant must have completed at least three semesters of family and consumer sciences, two at the high school level. Your teacher must be a current KATFACS member. A 3.0 or higher Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale) scholastic record. Participated in school and community activities. Have work experience, an internship or job shadowing experience. Greater consideration will be given to those choosing to major in FACS education or occupation related to family and consumer sciences but is not required.

 

Student Teaching Scholarship Application

This scholarship will be awarded to a senior majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences Education who is enrolled full time at either Kansas State University or Pittsburg State University.  One scholarship will be awarded at each university annually. The applicant will receive the scholarship at the beginning of her/his professional semester.  The applicant must meet Kansas residency requirements, demonstrate need for financial assistance and maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Applicant must be a full-time student who is majoring in a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education certification program.  The applicant must have completed the freshman year of college. The amount of the scholarship will be $500.00 for one academic year.