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Maurice named national finalist for ACTE’s Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher Award

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) recently announced Ohio Hi-Point instructor, Sharon Maurice, as the winner of the Region I ACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher award.  

Maurice is one of five finalists competing for the 2013 national title. The ACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher award recognizes a full-time instructor in a career and technical education (CTE) program and is new to the teaching profession with three to five years of experience. 

“I think this speaks volumes of the quality of teachers we have,” offered Debbie Wortman, Ohio Hi-Point’s Satellite Director, “Her knack for business and her compassion for students really propels this program forward and her students leave her classroom educated and eager to learn more.”   

Maurice has been teaching the Supply Chain Management program at Urbana High School since 2008, but was actively involved in building the program since 2005 when she was a member of an advisory committee board for Ohio Hi-Point

Using her business savvy practices, Maurice helped guide the direction of the new program, and in 2008, Maurice relinquished ownership of a company she successfully founded to become the program’s instructor. 

OHP’s satellite program, under the direction of Maurice, has into a model program that is recognized throughout the state. Many districts visit her classroom to learn techniques for success and Maurice and her students have been featured on the Ohio Department of Education website. 

Maurice also serves as the DECA Advisor to the Urbana chapter and the students recently won a DECA award for excellence in 2011 and 2012. Maurice also received a National DECA Advisor of the Year Scholarship Award during the 2010-2011 school year.  

She currently serves on the McGraw-Hill Advisory Board, working on developing digital pathway curriculum and serves on the educator panel for curriculum development.  

This is the first in Ohio Hi-Point’s history that an instructor has been among national finalists for the Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher Award.

“I couldn’t be more proud,” finished Wortman, “We’re so lucky to have Sharon and I’m excited to see what her next five years in education brings.”  

The winner will be announced at the Awards Banquet, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country, which will take place on Wednesday evening, November 28 at CareerTech VISION 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  

For more information about Ohio Hi-Point and the Supply Chain Management program visit ohiohipoint.com or if to learn more about the Awards Program visit acteonline.org/awards.   

About ACTE

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy, public awareness and access to information on career and technical education, professional development and tools that enable members to be successful and effective leaders. 

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