January 2022


This monthly communication will help to serve CTE administrators across the state by providing timely and informative updates that will support the work you do surrounding Career & Technical Education in your district, schools, and classrooms.

If ever you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to an ACOVA Board Member; we are here to serve YOU!

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ACOVA and ACTE AZ Partnering for Mid-Winter Conference In-Person

The ACTEAZ and ACOVA Boards invite you to attend the 21st Annual Midwinter Leadership Conference to share the latest and greatest information about Career and Technical Education in Arizona. We are proud of our statewide, decades-long partnership that has successfully hosted this conference for 21 years, and we look forward to seeing everyone in person in 2022.

The Midwinter conference is held during February, which is CTE Month®️, and showcases new, cutting-edge programs with CTE leaders and colleagues. One of the highlights of this conference is the networking of ideas and best practices. You have the unique opportunity to institute new programs in your districts and collaborate with peers from across the state.

Look forward to more than 40 professional development sessions and meeting with CTE program directors, leaders, and other members of the CTE community.

We look forward to connecting in person at the Midwinter Leadership Conference and continuing these great discussions about the future of CTE. See you in February!

The Conference registration cost is $260.00.

Meals included are:

  • Thursday (Lunch and Dinner)
  • Friday (Breakfast and Lunch)

Hotel Information

The conference will be hosted once again by The Prescott Resort and Conference Center.

Hotel reservations can be made now, at this number (800) 967-4637, with this code: ACTEAZ22.

Room rates for this conference are:

  • Standard Rooms – $99 per night plus tax
  • Suites – $109 per night plus tax

Please visit to register.

Overflow Hotel Information

Hassayampa Inn

Room Information (for 2/1/2022 – 2/4/2022):

Guest room: $99.00 per room per night

Suites: $149.00 per room per night

Check-in time: 3 p.m.

Check-out time: 12 p.m.

To make reservations, please call (928) 778-9434 or (800) 322-1927 and request reservations for ACTEAZ. A valid U.S. credit card is required to confirm a reservation.

For more information, please visit

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Spirit of ACOVA Award 2022 - Nominations Being Accepted

The recipient of this award embodies the mission of ACOVA by building community, fostering advocacy and exhibiting strong leadership for Arizona CTE Administrators. All active members of ACOVA are eligible for this award: any educator (active or retired) whose major responsibility is (or was) the administration and/or supervision of Career & Technical Education in (1) any public school system, (2) public post-secondary institution, or (3) other public education and training agencies as defined by the Executive Committee.

Nominate a Colleague Here

ACOVA wants to know who we serve.

As ACOVA prepares our program of work for the year, we want to know a bit more about you, your roles in CTE, and the school or district you represent. We believe this will help ACOVA meet your needs more efficiently. We are asking for 5 minutes of your time to answer a few questions so we can better respond to needs of CTE administrators across the state.

When you fill out this information, ACOVA will send out messages to sub-groups so the groups can work together as common groups. This form will collect email addresses. Please use your professional email to complete this survey.


Grants Updates

Additional allocations for your FY22 Perkins and FY22 State Priority Grants have been added in the GME. Please be sure to check your budgets and allocate these additional funds as soon as possible.

Looking for the ACOVA Annual Calendar? Click the button below!!!!!!

ACOVA - CTE Calendar

The ACOVA calendar contains dates for all CTE administrator tasks and Arizona CTE events. Download or make a copy for your own use. There is a separate tab for each month and tasks are color coded by category.

ACTE AZ Awards - Nominations now Open


It is important that we all take a moment to nominate and recognize all of the hardworking teachers, administrators, counselors, business partners and staff that we work with every day for Awards. Nominate someone starting November 1, 2021. Deadline for nominations is March 18, 2022.

This year we have added that you can self-nominate and have added a place for a picture to be added for all nominees.

If you have questions, please contact Awards Committee Chair Stephen Weltsch at or Shelly York at


ACTE AZ Scholarships - Nominations now Open

2022 ACTEAZ Scholarship nominations open November 1, 2021. Please let your CTE students know that they can apply for a scholarship through the ACTEAZ website. Deadline for scholarship applications is March 18, 2022.

If you have questions, please contact Scholarship Committee Chair Nicole Hampton at or Shelly York at



ACTE Vision 2021, New Orleans - December 1-4, 2021

Upcoming ADE CTE Administrator Meetings

  • February 3, 2022
    • 8:00 a.m. sign-in begins
    • Meeting: 8:30 a.m-Noon, Meeting begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.
    • Prescott Resort, 1500 E. State4 Rte. 69, Prescott, AZ 86301

Supporting documents for CTEA meetings are located by date under CTE Meeting Resources.


The Arizona Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTEAZ) is offering Premier Series classes this winter. Please see link below for availability.

Cave Creek Location

ACTEAZ is hosting a two-day INSTRUCTIONAL BEST PRACTICES class at Cave Creek USD district office Feb 22 and 24 (two -day ... Tuesday/Thursday) and there are still spots available. for teachers needing that class.

Click Here for Premiere Series Monthly Offerings

Professional Development Opportunities NOTE: All Teachers and Directors are welcome to attend any training at any location.

Resources for CTE Administrators


ACOVA provides CTE Directors with the skills needed to successfully lead the CTE enterprise within their school district. The professional organization is dedicated to the continued support and training of all current and aspiring CTE Directors; CTE leadership is a journey, not a destination.

ACOVA operates as a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. For more information about what ACOVA has to offer, please visit our website at