- January 27, 2022
Hayley Dougal, director of Spruce Creek High School’s Academy of Finance, was recognized as Volusia County Schools' Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year at an awards dinner at the DeBary Golf & Country Club on Feb. 23.
Eight other finalists were also recognized:
“Congratulations to all of our CTE teachers for preparing our students to become better employees, bigger thinkers and more responsible neighbors and colleagues, so that each of our students will have their own happy and productive tomorrow,” Superintendent Dr. Carmen Balgobin said.
Board Chair Jamie Haynes, Vice Chair Anita Burnette and Board Member Jessie Thompson also attended the event.
VCS has over 47 CTE programs in 10 high schools, and 21 career academies in nine high schools with more to come. CTE programs and academies include criminal justice, culinary arts, game simulation, agriculture, finance, construction, and early childhood education. There are also many CTE pathways across 14 middle schools.
Over 30,000 VCS students are enrolled in CTE programs in grades 6 through 12.