COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 008

January 11, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Awards for 2007

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the Virginia Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Awards Program for 20062007. There have been several changes in the process this year. The Virginia Advisory Committee for Career and Technical Education will continue to present the business and industry partnership and advisory council/committee awards. However, the number of awards will be limited to one award for a business and industry partnership and one award for an advisory council/committee for each of the eight Superintendents Regions. For the first time, applicants for the Individual Educator Award and the Group Educator Award may also submit video clips of their projects or activities on DVD or CD.

 

The local judging process must be completed by Friday, March 30, 2007. The regional judging level of the Creating Excellence Awards Program has been eliminated. Local divisions should submit their local winning nominations for awards directly to the Office of Career and Technical Education Services in Richmond by 4 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2007. Please list legibly the name or names of the individuals, educators, business and industry, or council as it should appear on the certificate of recognition. Regional and state award winners will be chosen by the following: Advisory Council Awards Virginia Advisory Committee; Business and Education Partnerships Virginia Career Education Foundation (VCEF); Secondary and Individual and Group Awards Panel of local administrators and/or business and industry representatives. Regional award winners will be notified by Friday, May 4, 2007. State award winners will be announced at the awards luncheon. The luncheon recognizing regional and state winners will be held at the Sheraton Richmond West Hotel, 12 Noon, Monday, June 18, 2007.

 

Attached is a separate packet of information for each of the secondary categories in the Creating Excellence Awards Program. Since there have been changes, please review each categorys packet carefully to ensure that all criteria and deadlines are met. The three packets included are:

 

  • Attachment A - The Advisory Council/Committee Award, School Division or Joint Technical Center Nomination
  • Attachment B - The Business and Industry Partnerships Award, School Division or Joint Technical Center Nomination
  • Attachment C - The Individual and Group Educator Award, Secondary

 

We look forward to greater involvement in the Virginia Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Awards Program for 20062007. Please know that your support and participation are very important to the success of this program. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Program Area Specialist for Health and Medical Sciences JoAnn Wakelyn via e-mail at JoAnn.Wakelyn@doe.virginia.gov or telephone at (804) 225-2842; President of VCEF Dr. Emily Richardson via e-mail at vcef@cox.net or telephone at (757) 229-8194; or Chairperson of the Virginia Advisory Committee for Career and Technical Education Dr. Daisy Stewart via e-mail at daisys@vt.edu or telephone at (540) 231-8180.

 

BKCJr/EMR/sgj

 

Attachments

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2007/inf008a.pdf

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2007/inf008b.pdf

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2007/inf008c.pdf