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Hatt Named ACTE National Award Winner

News Release                                                  

For Immediate Release                                                                

November 29, 2018

Hatt Named ACTE National Award Winner

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Katie Hatt, Health Sciences Education teacher at Grand Forks Public Schools and the Grand Forks Area Career and Technology Center, has been selected as the 2019 Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) New Teacher of the Year.

The award was announced on November 28 at the ACTE’s CareerTech VISION conference, held in San Antonio, Texas.

The New Teacher of the Year award recognizes teachers with three to five years of experience at any teaching level who have made significant contributions toward career and technical education programs and shown a professional commitment early in their careers.

As a health sciences instructor, Hatt started her online programs from the ground up. Hatt teaches her courses through a virtual center, but makes it possible to meet face-to-face with each school weekly to complete hands-on skill labs. Hatt has also developed partnerships with the health care providers within each community to provide students with a clinical experience as part of the course.

Hatt currently provides instruction to students in Grand Forks, Central Valley, Hatton, Hillsboro, Larimore, May-Port CG, Northwood, Thompson, Carrington, and New Rockford-Sheyenne.

Hatt had previously been selected as one of five finalists for the award. She had also been selected as the Region V New Teacher of the Year by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), and named the New Teacher of the Year by the North Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education.

ACTE is the nation’s largest non-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals and is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development, and leadership opportunities.