COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 035

February 15, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2008 Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Awards

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the Virginia Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Awards Program for 2007-2008. The Virginia Advisory Committee for Career and Technical Education will continue to present the business and industry partnership and advisory council/committee awards. 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. Applicants for the Individual Educator Award and the Group Educator Award may also submit PowerPoint or jpeg files on their projects or activities.

 

The local judging process must be completed by Friday, March 24, 2008. 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., Monday, April 14, 2008. 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 Industry Partnership Awards Virginia Career and Education Foundation (VCEF); and Secondary and Individual and Group Awards a panel of local administrators and/or business and industry representatives. Regional award winners will be notified Monday, May 12, 2008. State award winners will be announced at the awards luncheon. The luncheon recognizing regional and state winners will be held at the DoubleTree Richmond Airport Hotel, at 12 Noon, Monday, June 16, 2008.

 

Attached is a separate packet of information for each of the secondary categories in the Creating Excellence Awards Program. Please review each category's packet carefully to ensure that all criteria and deadlines are met. The three packets included are:

 

 

We look forward to greater involvement in the Virginia Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Awards Program for 2007-2008. 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 the Virginia Career Education Foundation 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.

 

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Attachments

 

a. Advisory Council/Committee Award Packet (PDF)

b. Business and Industry Awards Packet (PDF)

c. Individual and Group Educator Award Packet (PDF)