The four CATFACS awards recognize excellence and dedication within the field of career and technical education among our members and supporters. The intent of each award is to seek out individuals who have contributed to the success of Colorado Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) through the quality of their work and their involvement in the CTE community.
Teacher of the Year
Individuals who are currently employed as full-time classroom/laboratory teachers in a family and consumer sciences education program are eligible recipients for this award. Nominees must be classroom/laboratory teachers at the time of selection. Contributions and achievements on which the nomination is based should have been made within the past ten years.
The nominee should have been involved in some capacity in FCS/CATFACS and/or CACTE activities at the local, state, and/or national level and must have been a member of CATFACS/CACTE/ACTE for a minimum of the past five consecutive years.
Outstanding New FCS Professional
Individuals who are currently employed as full-time classroom/laboratory teachers in a family and consumer sciences education program are eligible for this award. Nominees must have taught in a family and consumer sciences education program for a minimum of three but not more than five years. (Applicants may be in their sixth year of teaching at the time of application). Age is not a determining factor. This is a competition award and only one individual will be selected
The CATFACS Outstanding Administrator Award is presented to an individual who is serving in an educational capacity which is directly or indirectly associated with FCS/career-technical education, and who has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to FCS/career-technical education in Colorado.
Distinguished Service by a Member or Friend
To recognize current CATFACS/CACTE member(s) who have made the highest meritorious contributions to family and consumer sciences/career-technical education through active involvement in the professional organization, CATFACS or CACTE and/or to recognize an individual or agency outside the field of education that has contributed outstanding service and dedication in the promotion of family and consumer sciences education in Colorado and to CATFACS.