Dr. Wallace named ACTE Champion of the Year

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Dr. Wallace named ACTE Champion of the Year!
Posted on 07/23/2017
Dr. Ken Wallace, Maine 207 Superintendent, has been named "Champion of the Year" by the national Association for Career & Technical Education, reflecting the commitment of Dr. Wallace and District 207 to advancing Career and Technical Education. The complete news release from ACTE announcing this honor may be found here.

Earlier  this year, Dr. Wallace was honored at the state level as "IACTE Champion of the Year Award" during the Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education annual conference in Springfield. For the national honor, Dr. Wallace will be recognized at the ACTE CareerTech Vision 2017 conference in Nashville in December.

Both the state and national awards recognize individuals for the highest meritorious contributions to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of career and technical education. Dr. Wallace has begun an initiative in Maine 207 to ensure students are academically prepared for both college and career. He feels strongly that students should be exposed to careers and the many opportunities that exist at the post-secondary level, including community college programs, certifications and apprenticeships.

During the last four years, Maine 207 has implemented a Geometry and Construction class, Certified Nursing Assistant class, expanded dual-credit offerings and supported industry certification through multiple CTE classes. Dr. Wallace's vision is directly impacting the way in which students experience school by integrating career exploration at every level, expanding career-oriented classes, and making sure that students, faculty, staff, and the community are stakeholders within the process.


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