Career and Technology Studies Specialist Council Awards

No current executive member is eligible for an award. Nominations shall be sent to the ATA Staff Advisor of the Career and Technology Studies Council by March 1. Names of unsuccessful nominees may, after consultation with the nominator, be brought forward annually for re-nomination.

Teacher Excellence Award – Service to a CTS Discipline

The Teacher Excellence Award is presented annually to a member who has provided exemplary services to the CTS discipline during the year. The recipient receives a plaque, a framed certificate, one year free membership in the council and one CTS conference registration. The council may award up to five per year. Criteria for the award are:

  • years of teaching experience
  • nature of involvement in the Career and Technology Studies subject area(s)
  • professional activities
  • involvement in curriculum development and/or inservice
  • creative input into the instruction of Career and Technology Studies

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CTS Council Teacher Excellence Award Recipients

1998-Deborah Gargus
1999-Lionel Campeau | Paula Brosseau
2000-Joanne Elkow
2001-Charles Salomon
2002-Laara Exsnar
2003- --
2004-Yoda Taylor
2005-Ron Doig | Roseanne Martyniuk
2007-Mark Macaraeg
2009-Karen Morden-Babick | Elaine Marko | Christopher Yeo
2010-Paul Allard
2011-2012-Paul Couillard | Gary Thoreson

Outstanding Service Award – Service to CTS Council

The Outstanding Service Award is presented annually to a teacher who has given outstanding service to the CTS Council during the year. The recipient receives a plaque, a framed certificate, one conference registration and one year membership in the council. The council may award up to four per year. Membership within the council is not considered to be a requirement for this award.

Criteria for the award are:

  • outstanding service to the council
  • leadership
  • curriculum and professional development activities
  • liaison with other agencies

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1998-Jim Cochran
1999- --
2000-Bob Povaschuk
2001-Linda Fay Elsdon
2002- --
2003-Roseanne Martyniuk
2004-Paul McNair | Jim Letts | Irene Sifrer
2005-Kathleen Popp | Mike Griffiths
2007-Jan Mills | Doreen Pritchett
2008-Calvin Auvigne
2009-Lucy Johnson
2010-Peggy Chudzy

Distinguished Service Award – for a retired or retiring teacher

The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to a retired or retiring member of the council in recognition of their long term service to the profession and council. The recipient receives a plaque, a framed certificate of appreciation. The council may award up to four per year.

Criteria for the award are:

  • must be nominated by a member of the council
  • must be a retiring or a retired member
  • significant contributions to the council and profession

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1998-Ann Weir
1999-Elizabeth Hannan | Phyllis J Kozak
2000- --
2001-Maureen Yamagishi | Linda Fay Elsdon
2002- --
2003- --
2004-Judy Little | Earl Barton
2005- --
2006-Gary Bertrand
2007-Colleen Grover
2008-Mike Griffiths
2009-Betty Young | Richard Horner | Roseanne Martyniak
2010-Doug Inman | Cory Hildebrandt
2011-Sandi Price
2012-Terry Haggarty