SkillsUSA Honors Augusta Tech's Sherrie Rowe with National Award
Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 11:56 AM
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June 24, 2021
Jane Short or Karen Kitzel
SkillsUSA Honors Sherrie Rowe with National Award
Outstanding Educator recognized for student development and program leadership
Leesburg, Va. — A Georgia educator has won a prestigious Outstanding Career and Technical Educator award for participation in SkillsUSA and career and technical education. The award was presented to Sherrie Rowe, a design and media technology instructor at Augusta (Ga.) Technical College.
One of SkillsUSA’s highest recognitions, the Educator of the Year is awarded to outstanding individuals who guide SkillsUSA members to becoming leaders in their chosen fields. Not awarded regularly, it is given only when the SkillsUSA Board of Directors wants to honor an exceptional educator for their service and dedication to career and technical education and SkillsUSA.
Rowe has mentored many students over the years and genuinely made a difference in their lives. She is the department chair for Design and Media Production Technology at Augusta Tech, where she has been an instructor for 24 years. She is the only teacher to receive a Teacher of the Year Award twice for the college. She serves as the SkillsUSA Georgia postsecondary coordinator for contests in the World of Computers and the World of Design Media. A member of the SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary State Planning Committee since 2015, she was also a finalist in 2019 for the Rick Perkins Georgia State Teacher of the Year award. Rowe previously served as the testing coordinator for SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary and currently serves as the association’s webmaster. Rah’mere Williams, one of Rowe’s students, describes her as “an outstanding teacher who ensures her students succeed in class and in life.” To read more about this giving teacher, see Rah’mere’s story in the SkillsUSA Champions Magazine.
“Sherrie is a SkillsUSA champion with a true passion for helping students develop their talents and leadership, said Chelle Travis, executive director of SkillsUSA. “Her dedication SkillsUSA and to career and technical education is inspiring.”
Please contact Jane Short at JShort@skillsusa.org if you need more information or if you would like photos or contact information for the honoree.
SkillsUSA is a nonprofit partnership of education and industry founded in 1965 to strengthen our nation’s skilled workforce. Driven by employer demand, SkillsUSA helps students develop necessary personal and workplace skills along with technical skills grounded in academics. This SkillsUSA Framework empowers every student to succeed at work and in life, while helping to close the skills gap in which millions of positions go unfilled. Through SkillsUSA’s championships program and curricula, employers have long ensured schools are teaching relevant technical skills, and with SkillsUSA’s new credentialing process, they can now assess how ready potential employees are for the job. SkillsUSA has members nationwide in high schools, colleges and middle schools, covering over 130 trade, technical and skilled service occupations, and is recognized by the U.S. departments of Education and Labor as integral to career and technical education. We have served nearly 13.8 million members since 1965. For more information: www.skillsusa.org.
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