ACTEAZ - Association for Career and Technical Education of Arizona


ACTEAZ is proud to recognize the efforts of all individuals and organizations that work towards the furtherance of Career Technical Education.  We encourage members to take a moment and review the awards and scholarship sections.  As ACTEAZ members you have the capability to nominate your peers and students for future awards and scholarships. If eligible, ACTEAZ members who have won state awards can advance to regional and then national competition.

The 2014 winners will be awarded at the ACTE Summer Conference in Tucson at the ACTEAZ Awards Celebration on July 16th.

2014 ACTEAZ Awards

CTE Teacher of the Year

Reta Yanik
Mesa Public Schools

New CTE Teacher of the Year

Ben Barth
Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology

Outstanding CTE Teacher
in Community Service

Jeff Wooley
Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology

Post-Secondary CTE Educator
of the Year

Randy Kimmens
Maricopa County Community College District

Junior High CTE Teacher of the Year

Dennis Esparza
Mesa Public Schools

CTE Administrator of the Year

Cathie Raymond
Marana Unified School District

CTE Administrative Assistant of the Year

Tammy Bonner

Counselor of the Year

Susan Pollock
St. David Unified School District

Outstanding CTE Program

Benson Culinary Arts Program
Mia Cashman

Bernard Stewart Distinguished Service

Dr. Ray Polvani
Retired JTED Superintendent

Policy Maker of the Year

Tim Carter
Yavapai County School Superintendent

Business Person of the Year

Renee Louzen-Benn
Sun Life Family Health Center

Executive Citation Award

Doris Wojtulewicz

Visible Difference

Rick Peters
Yavapai Community College

Meritorious Service

Phil Howardell
Paradise Valley Unified School District

Excellence in Leadership Recognition

Dr. Carolyn Warner
Corporate Education Consulting, Inc.

2014 ACTEAZ and ACOVA Scholarships

Arthur Argueta

University of Arizona via
Peoria High School


Ashley Barreras

Superior High School

Katherine Bryan

Benson High School

Maira Chavez

Northland Pioneer College via
Show Low High School


Mariah Desmarais

Mountain View High School

Ricardo Flores

Queen Creek High School

Cheyenne Golding

Parker High School

Isaiah Govea

University of Arizona via
Paradise Valley High School


Dakota Hays

St. David High School

Alexis Lake

Campo Verde High School

Mariah Neal-Steele

Paradise Valley High School

Aarthi Rameshkumar

Paradise Valley High School

Madison Richards

Gila Ridge High School