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John W. Lockhart

Courtesy of WVACTE


West Virginia Teacher competes for the Association of Career Technical Education Teacher of the Year


The West Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education (WVACTE) is proud to announce John Lockhart as its 2021 national award nominee for the Teacher of the Year.   Mr. Lockhart was chosen as the WVACTE Teacher of the Year in February and now has been nominated as one of five finalists in the nation. Mr. Lockhart is an agriculture teacher at South Harrison High School in Lost Creek, WV.


The national winners will be announced at the ACTE Awards Gala. The event will take place in December 2021, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2021 in New Orleans, LA.


The ACTE® Excellence Awards recognizes excellence and dedication within the field of career and technical education among ACTE members. Recipients of these awards are exceptional individuals who have contributed to the success of CTE through the quality of their work and their involvement in the CTE community. Candidates and winners are recognized at three levels: state, regional, and national.


According to Kathy D’Antoni, former Associate State Superintendent for West Virginia, states that  “John is an education leader who inspires and empowers students, collaborates with peers, is passionate about his field of study, and strives for excellence in his work.”


The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.


For more information on this and other WVACTE events, please contact:


Deborah Chapman, WVACTE President

32 Fairfax Drive

Huntington, WV

dachapma@aol.com