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BCSD employees claim 3 of 10 SCACTE awards

Published Tuesday, June 26, 2018

SCACTE award winner photo

Pictured from left to right are Tana Lee, Gwen Ward and Kirk Richter (BCSD photos)


Employees of Berkeley County School District had a strong showing at Tuesday’s South Carolina Association of Career and Technical Education (SCACTE) Awards Program. 

Three of 10 possible awards were claimed by BCSD at the annual event recognizing those working to keep CTE programs up-to-date with industry trends and best practices. 

BCSD Director of Career and Technical Education, Tana Lee, was recognized as the SCACTE Champion Advocate of the year. The award is given to a person or group of people that have “excelled in contributing to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of CTE.” 

Jessica Galati, a school counselor at Marrington Middle School, claimed the SCACTE Career Guidance Award. The purpose of the SCACTE Career Guidance Award is to “recognize school counselors and career development professionals who are currently making significant contributions in career and technical education programs in their communities and/or states.” 

Cane Bay High School agriculture teacher Kirk Richter took home the award for SCACTE Teacher of the Year. The award recognizes teachers the organization determines are “providing outstanding career and technical education programs for youth and/or adults in their respective fields and communities.”

Retired BCSD employee Gwen Ward was also recognized by the SCACTE and given a Lifetime Achievement Award. 

For more information on Career and Technical Education at Berkeley County School District, CLICK HERE.