CTE Junior High Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Oliver Kramer, who is the ACTEAZ CTE Junior High Teacher of the Year. Oliver Kramer is from Stapley Junior High in Mesa Public Schools. He is a member of ACTEAZ and attends the ACTE Summer Conference regularly. At Stapley Junior High, Oliver Kramer teaches Computer Essentials, Computer Graphics and Animation Studio. The students learn much and his teaching style is captivating to the students.
Oliver has lived all over the country and moved to Arizona years ago and immediately loved it. He started his career in various forms of retail and management in both sporting goods and technology. This gave him a wide range of skills and knowledge which he has applied have applied to his current career in Education.
His goal is to take his real- world knowledge of the workplace, technology, the work ethic, and organization and share that with his students so they can be successful students and adults later in life.
Oliver started his path towards a career in Education as a paraprofessional working with students on the autism spectrum and various emotional disabilities. Following that teaching assignment, he started teaching students online in various settings. All of these experiences are so rich in conversations he has much to share with his students.
Oliver’s first official teaching assignment was at a K-8 school where he taught 5th grade social studies, writing, and science. But now he is now excited to be teaching at Stapley Junior High and loves to teach his classes in Career Technical Education. His students have a great role model and a great CTE teacher.