Emily Dunkle, the agricultural instructor at Greenbrier East High School, has been nominated as the 2024 West Virginia CTE New Teacher of the Year! Emily’s exceptional leadership and dedication as an Agriculture Educator and FFA Advisor at Greenbrier East High School have earned her this special recognition from WVACTE. Moreover, Emily has also been selected as the 2023 Teacher Turn the Key Award by the National Association of Agriculture Educators (NAAE), which serves as a testament to her unwavering dedication as a young agricultural teacher.

Her commitment to inspiring career exploration and maintaining the highest standards of educational programs make her a standout candidate for the ACTE Region 1 New Teacher of the Year. Should she emerge successful, Emily will move forward to compete for the 2025 National ACTE New Teacher of the Year recognition. This prestigious honor celebrates the endeavors of the most exceptional CTE educators across the entire nation!

Emily’s profound impact on her students and the local community has elevated her to a position of great influence as an advocate of CTE, and her dedication is truly deserving of commendation. The national victor will be unveiled at the ACTE’s Career Tech VISION Awards Gala in December, an eagerly awaited event that shines a spotlight on excellence in CTE education!