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Tony Fogleman named North Carolina CTE Administrator of the Year

posted Oct 24, 2016, 2:05 PM by Greg Shull
Among five regional finalists, Tony Fogleman emerged as this year’s Career and Technical Education Administrator of the Year for the state of North Carolina. Each candidate submitted letters of support, written essays, and went through an interview process for consideration of the esteemed recognition.

“Tony and his team have invested valuable time and energy into bettering the program and the community," says Dr. Stephen Fisher, superintendent of Cleveland County Schools. "Mr. Fogleman continues to walk alongside industry leaders to make sure CTE students graduate career ready."

Initially, Mr. Fogleman was nominated anonymously for the regional award as he was voted on by his peers, an honor he found humbling. At that time, he said the regional award was more of a recognition of CTE in Cleveland County and all the work that has occurred locally. The state selection committee listed district accomplishments, innovative practices, and contributions to the CTE community among other attributes as criteria for the state recognition.

When Tony learned that he was named the state’s selection, he again credited his team, “The honor humbles me, but I attribute all of this to the great work that is happening daily in our CTE classrooms in Cleveland County,” he said.

As director, Fogleman oversees CTE programs at the middle and high schools and works with the teachers to make sure they have all the resources they need. He believes CTE teachers, students, local businesses, and industries all benefit from the partnerships by helping meet labor demands and preparing students with the skills they need for employment.

Fisher added, "Completing Career and Technical Education coursework in Cleveland County is more than just a sticker on a diploma or a certificate of completion; it is a commitment of preparedness to our local industry and an affirmation for students, knowing they are ready for the road ahead."

“We look forward to continuing our efforts in providing world-class CTE programs in Cleveland County,” added Fogleman.