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Postsecondary Teacher of the Year Award
EHOVE Adult Career Center is proud to announce that one of its educators, Tonya Lloyd, has been selected as the Ohio ACTE Postsecondary Teacher of the Year. Lloyd is EHOVE’s Director and Coordinator of the Medical Assistant program and Coordinator of the Patient Care Technician program.
Recipients of this award from Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs and have shown a professional commitment early in their careers.
EHOVE’s Executive Adult Director Ben Chaffee Jr. and Assistant Adult Director Laura Dowdell nominated Lloyd for the award.
“Tonya is a staff member who does it all,” said Chaffee. “She has a hands-on approach to teaching that meets the diverse learning styles of adult learners. She also has created strong relationships with business/industry partners and is well-respected among her teaching peers and the medical industry/personnel in our region.”
At EHOVE, Lloyd teaches in the Medical Assistant and Patient Care Technician programs and manages their budgets, marketing and staff. She also handles the students’ practicum experiences and assists alumni with making job connections in the career field.
Lloyd has been at EHOVE since 2009 but started working in the medical field in 1986. She gained experience as a medical assistant, administrator, billing supervisor and mentor with students at EHOVE and BGSU Firelands.
“I am very honored and proud to represent EHOVE in accepting this award,” said Lloyd. “It is not every day you are recognized for something you love and have a passion doing. I cannot begin to express my appreciation for the opportunities EHOVE has provided.”
She is a Certified Medical Assistant, Surveyor with the Medical Assisting Educational Review Board, Subject Matter Expert with the National Healthcare Association, Member of the American Association of Medical Assistants and Member of Ohio ACTE.
Lloyd has earned a Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree from Bowling Green State University. She plans to complete her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from Ashland University this May.