OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 7, 2020 – Francis Tuttle Technology Center instructor, Sherri Gleaves, has been named Teacher of the Year by the Oklahoma Association for Career and Technical Education (OkACTE) at the 53rd Annual Oklahoma Summit Conference this week.
The broadcast and video production instructor received a $10,000 cash prize sponsored by Express Employment Professionals along with the award, and will move on to compete at the ACTE Region IV conference in 2021.
OkACTE awards this honor to educators who demonstrate innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to career and technical education in their community.
“We congratulate Sherri on this honor. She deserves this recognition for the outstanding work she does in the classroom every day,” said Michelle Keylon, Francis Tuttle superintendent/CEO. “She shares a passion for learning with her students that will benefit them long after they leave the classroom.”
Gleaves is a National Board Certified Teacher with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in secondary education from The University of Central Oklahoma.
“My goal is to help students develop a love for their craft,” said Gleaves. “I believe in developing skills like leadership, teamwork and communication that will carry them into their future education, career choices and life.“
Francis Tuttle Technology Center serves high school students and adults in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area with career-specific training, in support of developing and maintaining a quality workforce for the region. Francis Tuttle also offers complete business and industry training and consulting services, and short-term training for career development or personal enrichment. With four locations in Oklahoma City and Edmond, Francis Tuttle offers central Oklahoma diverse training programs in fulfillment of the school’s mission to prepare customers for success in the workplace. More information is available at francistuttle.edu or by calling (405) 717-7799.
Since 1929, the Oklahoma ACTE (formerly the Oklahoma Vocational Association) has provided members with the resources they need to enhance their skills. With over 3,900 members, Oklahoma ACTE is recognized as a dynamic educational leadership organization. More information is available at okacte.org.