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November 29, 2012 CONTACT: Ashley Parker

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ACTE ANNOUNCES NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD Robin C. McLean honored at awards banquet during CareerTech VISION 2012

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announces Robin C. McLean, of Columbus, New Jersey, as the 2013 national winner of ACTE’s Teacher of the Year award. ACTE welcomes Cisco as a sponsor of this year’s ACTE Teacher of the Year award<https://www.acteonline.org/awards.aspx>.. Cisco has been a long-time ACTE partner and supporter of career and technical education. ACTE is excited to collaborate with Cisco<http://www.cisco.com/go/netacad/usc> on an award that recognizes the important role teachers play in helping students navigate school and the world of work.

Robin was honored at an awards banquet held on Wednesday evening along with other national award winners. “I am honored to be recognized as the Teacher of the Year. It’s also an honor to join the ranks of the outstanding agricultural educators on the stage. I want to thank ACTE for providing the tools to me to advocate for CTE and for the opportunities through social media to promote to career and technical education to a broad audience,” said Robin McLean upon accepting her award.

“Cisco is honored to support such a meaningful award as ACTE’s Teacher of the Year. With a global commitment to education and a global technology education program, we understand the difference the instructors make in the classroom, and the importance of CTE education in the United States. Congratulations to Robin McLean and all of the nominated teachers for their continued outstanding contributions!” declares Joni Blakeslee, Sr. Manager, Cisco Corporate Social Responsibly, U.S. and Canada.

Each finalist is awarded $500 and McLean $1,000 as part of the award recognition package at the Awards Banquet —a special event held yesterday at the Marriot Marquis in Atlanta that highlighted the nominees and winners from the national awards program. Cisco will continue to engage on a wide range of activities throughout 2013, including: a video with the winner, announcement in ACTE’s award winning magazine Techniques, and the 2013 National Policy Seminar in Washington D.C. March 4-6.

For more information on the Teacher of the Year award, please visit https://www.acteonline.org/award_teacher.

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