The Association for Career and Technical Education has named Elizabeth Andress, professor and Cooperative Extension specialist in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, its 2019 Region II Postsecondary Teacher of the Year.
This award recognizes the finest career and technical teachers at the postsecondary level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of career and technical education in their institution and communities. Andress was one of five finalists for the 2020 national title.
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.
Andress has been a food safety specialist with UGA Cooperative Extension since 1994 and is a professor in the foods and nutrition department.