Virginia Association of

Trade and Industrial Educators

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Career & Technical Special Recognitions

James R. "Jim" Bushong Teacher of the Year
2019Barry CallowayBedford Science and Technology Center
2018Arnaz DotivalaOsbourn High School
2017Phillip SimmonsBotetourt Technical Education Center
2016Anthony LannSpotsylvania Career and Technnical Center
2015James E. WrightGreensville County High School
2014James PollardPittsylvania Career and Technical Center
2013Lonnie QuesenberryTazewell County Career and Tech Center
2012Robert StringhamEdison Academy
2011Ken KilinskiFranklin County High School
2010Bob ShanksVirginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center
2009Tom O’DayArlington Career Center
2008Soussan BayatiEdison Academy
2007Larry AmbroseTriplett Business and Technical Institute
2006Anne SavedgeChesterfield Technical Center
2005Bill BurtonHermitage High School
2004Bob JettStafford Senior High School
2003*Carolyn PowellKempsville High School
2002Robert HamValley Vocational Technical Center
2001Marcia CanadaGreene County Technical Center
2000Tim StephensTriplett Business and Technical Institute
1999Paul VadeboncoeurSpotsylvania Vocational Center
1998Pat RichardTriplett Business and Technical Institute
1997Bev ConnerHighland Springs Technical Center
1996Duane RenicHermitage Technical Center
1995Gloria FoleyBassett High School
1994Shirley CrabtreeThomas A. Edison High School
1993Herley BlankenshipTazewell County Vocational Center
1992Jim BushongBotetourt Technical Education Center
1991Bill AndersonHermitage Technical Center
1989Larry PhilbeckAmelia-Nottaway Vocational Center
1987Gwendolyn Trull BenningtonTazewell County Vocational Center
1986*Sondra MassieRussell County Vocational School
1985Clay BurresColonial Heights High School
1984*Roger CaudellPulaski County High School
1983*Tim LawrenceTazewell County Vocational Center
* Earned National Recognition

Roger Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award

The award will be presented to an active member with a minimum of five years involvement, who has been identified with the work and purposes of Virginia's Trade & Industrial Education. The award will be presented only to a VATIE member who has made a significant impact on the field of Career & Technical education at the State, Regional, and Local levels. The contributions or prominence achieved must be above and beyond the individual's regular job assignments.

Dr. R. Lee Ross Outstanding Career & Technical Educator

This award is based upon outstanding service to the field of Trade and Industrial education. Such service may be of any type or at any level. Nominees may represent education, government, industry and/or any other field where contributions to Trade and Industrial education are evident. Classroom teachers are not eligible for this award. Nominees must show evidence of significant involvement at Local, State, and/or National levels. Educators that are eligible include Career and Technical educators, administrators, Career and Technical guidance counselors, and program specialists.

James R. "Jim" Bushong Teacher of the Year

This award is based upon outstanding contributions as a classroom/lab Trade and Industrial education teacher. Nominees must be actively teaching in a Trade and Industrial education area. Nominees should show evidence in teaching as well as contribution in the field at all levels. Local and state involvements are primary considerations. Must be a VATIE member for 5 years and teach at a secondary level.

VATIE Outstanding New Career & Tech Educator

This award is based upon outstanding contributions as a new Trade and Industrial education teacher. Nominees must be a full time, active teacher in a Trade and Industrial education area that has taught at the secondary level a minimum of three years but not more than five years and must be a VATIE member for three years.

Click the green Nomination Form link in the title bar for the respective award.