• Mission:

    The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Career & Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year process was developed to honor and retain excellent CTE teachers and education leaders in North Carolina public schools and public charter schools.

    Goals:

    1. Honor CTE teachers.
    2. Retain excellent teachers in both the profession and NC public schools.
    3. Encourage all NC school districts to celebrate CTE teachers as a method of retention.
    4. Build relationships with districts and schools in North Carolina.

     NCCAT CTE TOY Eligibility Requirements:

    1. Nomination by teacher's school district or charter.
    2. Successful completion of at least 5 years of teaching in a NC public school.
    3. Employed full time as a CTE teacher during nomination year.
    4. Must teach students directly for at least 70% of the time.

    Below are the Orange County Schools NCCATE CTE Teacher of the Year Recipients. (L) Keidra Smith, 2023-2024, (M) Beth Ball, 2022-2023, (R) Monique Holmes, 2021-2022. All pictured with Orange County Schools CTE Director, Shannon Braxton.