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CTE Achievements and Recognition

Demonstrated excellence in career and technical education is strongly valued by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).  This webpage will list those who have earned this recognition, students, teachers, schools and districts.

Student Recognition:

KS CTE Scholar
The KS CTE Scholar recognition was awarded for the first time in 2017.  This annual award recognizes students who have indicated a well-rounded demonstration of knowledge and skill according to their experiences within career and technical education.  Achievement by senior students indicates academic achievement, CTE knowledge with excellence, community engagement through leadership demonstration, documentation of skill attainment and ability to verbal their career vision.  Those earning this status are listed by school year ending date.

2017 KS CTE Scholars

2018 KS CTE Scholars

2019 KS CTE Scholars

2020 KS CTE Scholars

2021 KS CTE Scholars

2022 KS CTE Scholars

2023 KS CTE Scholars

2024 KS CTE Scholars

Presidential CTE Scholar
Beginning in 1964, the U.S. President recognizes students for academic achievement demonstrating exceptional academic achievement.  In 1979, this was expanded to include the visual, creative and performing arts, and again in 2015 to recognize 20 outstanding students with demonstrated ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. This includes academic rigor, technical competence, employability skills, ingenuity, creativity and problem solving. Those earning recognition for this award are listed below by school year ending date.

2017 Presidential CTE Scholars

2016—No Kansas Awards.

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Natalie D. Clark
Assistant Director
(785) 296-4351

KSDE Secondary-Level CTE Contacts

Deputy Commissioner:
Division of Learning Services

Dr. Ben Proctor
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director: 
Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Natalie D. Clark
(785) 296-4351

Assistant Director: 
Curricular Standards

Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director: 

Julie Ewing
(785) 296-2325

Assistant Director: 
Kansas Volunteer Commission

Dr. Jessica Dorsey
(785) 296-3163

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