Teacher of the Year Award Winner

EHOVE Adult Career Center is pleased to announce that one of our own has been named Post-secondary Teacher of the Year by the Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE).  Tonya Lloyd, who manages the Medical Assistant and Patient Care Tech programs at the career center, was selected as the regional winner of this honor.   Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs; and/or improvement, promotion, research or development of programs related to career and technical education.  

“Tonya is that staff member that does it all!,” stated EHOVE Executive Adult Director Ben Chaffee, Jr. in the award nomination form.  “Tonya’s hands-on approach to teaching meets the diverse learning styles of adult learners.  She is well-respected among her teaching peers and the medical industry/personnel in our region.”

Lloyd’s award was one of six ACTE Excellence Awards this year for the region.  The awards promote merit in career tech education by recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions, programs that exemplify the highest standards, and organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand career tech programs.  Award winners serve as inspirational leaders to ACTE; they embody the core values of serving students and being committed to career tech. 

"EHOVE Career Center is a school that has a strong reputation for providing opportunities for high academic achievement and personal growth for all of its student population,” said Lloyd. “Career tech education provides relevance (a reason to learn) and career training (the power to earn).  My educational goal is to enrich the lives of students.  We need to foster communicative, lifelong learners who are socially responsible, professional in their soft skill sets, spirited and become active community members.

“Career tech education differentiates itself by serving individuals and the community with direct lifelong preparation for employment and community roles of responsibility. It is important to promote the success of every student by preparing them to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex society with leading initiatives that evaluate and improve instructional learning and student employability in the community.  

“Education inherently affects everyone’s personal life, choices and decisions. It shapes our futures and helps to direct our lives. As an educator, I strive to maintain high expectations for myself and students to succeed.  Education is a lifetime commitment; I believe should also be demonstrated by example."

This regional win by Lloyd qualified her as a national finalist for the category for ACTE.  National winners will be announced at the ACTE Awards Banquet at the CareerTech VISION conference in New Orleans on November 19.  11/24/15 UPDATE:  Lloyd did not win the national award but EHOVE is still VERY proud of her and all of her accomplishments.

For more information about Ohio ACTE, go to www.ohioacte.org.