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Maryland State Department of Education Honors Excellence in Career and Technology Education

Top Secondary and Postsecondary Programs Recognized

BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) tomorrow will honor outstanding performance in secondary and postsecondary Career and Technology Education (CTE) through the 2018 Awards of Excellence.

Maryland’s CTE Awards of Excellence program—sponsored by MSDE’s Division of Career and College Readiness—recognizes business partners, teachers and others creating opportunities for students to prepare for careers and further education. The honorees are sponsoring internships, mentoring students as they complete real-world projects, and creating Maryland’s high-skilled future workforce. As a result of their leadership and contribution to CTE programs, Maryland students are better prepared for careers in computer science, hospitality management, cyber security, construction, manufacturing, health and biomedical sciences, and many other career fields.

This year’s award winners represent outstanding contributions to CTE programs from across the state and include:

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS – SECONDARY

The Career Pathway Initiative Community Group
Partnership with Talbot County Public Schools

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS – POSTSECONDARY

City of Frederick Audio Visual Department
Partnership with Frederick Community College

OUTSTANDING CTE PROGRAM – SECONDARY

Homeland Security Program
Washington County Public Schools

OUTSTANDING CTE PROGRAM – POSTSECONDARY

Building Trades Program
Frederick Community College

OUTSTANDING CHANGE AGENT – SECONDARY

Caroline Bloxom, Worcester Technical High School Principal and CTE Director
Worcester County Public Schools – Worcester Technical High School

OUTSTANDING CHANGE AGENT – POSTSECONDARY

Human Services Counseling Program Team
Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)

OUTSTANDING CAREER TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ORGANIZATION PROGRAM

FFA Chapter
Gwynn Park High School, Prince George’s County Public Schools

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE – SECONDARY

Pamela Clay, Supervisor of Career and Technology Education
Talbot County Public Schools

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE – POSTSECONDARY

Kathleen Beauman, Executive Director of Instructional Partnerships
Anne Arundel Community College

OUTSTANDING CTE MARKETING CAMPAIGN – SECONDARY

Baltimore City Public Schools

INNOVATIONS IN CTE AWARD

Dr. Peggy Pugh, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
Washington County Public Schools

INNOVATIONS IN CTE AWARD

Lawrence A. Shulman, Owner, Shulman Rogers Law Firm
Montgomery County Public Schools

Each of the CTE Awards listed above are judged based on program quality and student outcomes. The Business Partnerships Award is presented to a business that has established a strong working partnership with a secondary or postsecondary institution in order to support, promote, and improve CTE programs. The results of this partnership benefit the school, community, and business. The Outstanding CTE Program Award recognizes secondary and community college programs that deliver exemplary student and program outcomes and integration of systemic reform. The Change Agent Award recognizes leadership for innovative change in CTE programs and focuses on goals of change, the change process, and overall results. The Outstanding CTSO Program Award recognizes exemplary Career Technology Student Organization chapter quality, management and student achievements. The Outstanding CTE Marketing Campaign Award recognizes an outstanding multi-platform, comprehensive approach in promoting the benefits of CTE programs. The Innovations in CTE Award recognizes leadership for implementing cutting edge ideas in CTE.

For more information about CTE programs throughout Maryland, please visit www.mdcteprograms.org.


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