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Opening General Session
Monday, Aug, 3, 10-11 a.m.

Highlights of the Opening General Session include the presentation of the State Superintendent’s Award, the Oklahoma Career Tech state director’s annual address and a keynote presentation titled “Making an Impact” by Dr. Rick Rigsby. A handful of awards will also be presented during this session. 

Joy Hofmeister

Joy Hofmeister

State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Chairperson of the Board



Marcie Mack

Marcie Mack
State Director, ODCTE



Rick Rigsby

Keynote Speaker




OkACTE Awards Session
Monday, Aug. 3, 3:40-4:30 p.m.

Closing out the first day of conference, this 50-minute session will feature OkACTE awards, including the Gold Star School Awards and the Francis Tuttle Award. The OkACTE executive director will conclude this session with an annual address.

Award recipients and nominees are asked to sit front and center of the stage to help maintain the pace of the program. Division honorees include Outstanding Educator, New Professional, Outstanding New Teacher, Kaleidoscope, Outstanding Teacher in Community Service, OATC Distinguished Achievement, OkACTE Distinguished Service and Teacher of the Year. Other awards that may be presented are Support Staff Member of the Year, the Arch Alexander Award and the Francis Tuttle Award. Silver Key recipients will be honored at divisional award ceremonies.

*As of this posting (5/27), it has not been determined which session each specific award will presented. This site will be updated as plans progress.

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