The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Kimberly Wilson, a NOVA adjunct professor, and a family and consumer sciences teacher at the Alexandria City Public School System in Alexandria, Va., as the 2019 ACTE Region II Teacher of the Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education (CTE) teachers at the middle/secondary school level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institutions and communities.
For the past 28 years, Wilson has served students and families of the Alexandria City Public School system, first at the middle level and, most recently, for nine years at the high school level. Wilson currently teaches Early Childhood Education and Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the profession of education. In addition to teaching, Wilson is also a Mentor Coordinator for new teachers in her building. She understands the importance of modeling and supporting new teachers.
During her tenure, Wilson was nominated for the Agnes Meyer Award, voted by her colleagues in 2014. In 2018, she was selected as the Outstanding Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year, and recognized as the 2019 Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year.
Wilson is one of five finalists for the 2020 national title. The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Gala, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event will take place on Dec. 4, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2019 in Anaheim, Ca. The Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox, CareerSafe, and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our web page.