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Illinois ACTE Awards

Illinois ACTE administers the ACTE Excellence Awards. State award winners in these categories are eligible to move forward for Region III consideration. Learn more about the Excellence Awards here, or begin a nomination by selecting one of the Excellence Awards below.   

ACTE Teacher of the Year

ACTE Administrator of the Year

ACTE Postsecondary Professional of the Year

ACTE Counseling & Career Development Professional Award

ACTE New Teacher of the Year

ACTE Teacher Educator of the Year

ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award

ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award

All Illinois ACTE Awards must be submitted by December 17, 2024. If you have questions about the Illinois ACTE Awards program, please contact  Joe Sieczkowski, or Chris Merrill.  For more information and to view past winners, visit the IL-ACTE Awards webpage.

Impact Awards

In addition to the Excellence Awards, Illinois ACTE also plans to recognize eligible candidates for ACTE's new awards:

  • ACTE Business-Education Partnership Award
  • ACTE Champion for CTE Award

Learn more about these awards and nominate your candidates by clicking on the links above. Candidates nominated by Illinois ACTE's deadline of Dec. 15. will be eligible for recognition at the state conference.