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Nominate a teacher! NOCTI's Teacher Spotlight highlights Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers from across the country. Teachers play a vital role in preparing young people for the future, whether it is continued education or the workforce and NOCTI is pleased to share their stories.

"Watching a student grow into themselves is my favorite part of being a CTE teacher."

Tammy Stelmach

We are pleased to honor Tammy Stelmach, Culinary Arts teacher from Monroe Career and Technology Center in Bartonsville, Pennsylvania for our NOCTI’s Teacher Spotlight. Congratulations Tammy and thanks for your dedication to your students and to Career and Technical Education (CTE)!

Memorable Experience

When asked to share a memorable teaching experience, Mrs. Stelmach cited Chefs Move to Schools campaign which she and her students completed. The teen culinary students taught the fundamentals of nutrition to elementary schools across their hometown by spreading the message that eating healthy is delicious and fun! Students rented costumes representing fruits and vegetables and presented themselves and the health benefits to an assembly of over 100 fourth and fifth grade students.

On Being a CTE Teacher

When asked to describe her favorite part of teaching in a CTE program Mrs. Stelmach responded, "Watching a student grow into themselves is my favorite part. I have the satisfaction of seeing the students become both a family and a team in my class. I enjoy e-mails from former students thanking me for helping them."

Click here to learn more about the Culinary Arts Program at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology.
Click here to learn more about Chefs Move to Schools.