Galles Honored During 2021 Nebraska CTE Virtual Conference As Educator Of The Year For Human Sciences & Education

WAKEFIELD – A northeast Nebraska individual was recognized during an early June 2021 Virtual Nebraska Career Education Conference.

According to a release from the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE), Career and Technical Education (CTE) educators and administrators from across the state came together June 7-9.

Michelle Galles of Wakefield Community School was listed among the 2021 Rich Katt CTE Educator of the Year Award winners under the Human Sciences and Education category.

This professional learning opportunity kicked off with the “State of Nebraska CTE” presentation by Nebraska’s State CTE Director, Dr. Katie Graham. World-renowned author, innovator, and advocate, Dr. Ted Dintersmith, delivered an engaging and inspiring keynote presentation and hosted a question-and-answer session with Nebraska high school and college students.

During the three-day event, conference participants selected from over 75 breakout sessions, had the opportunity to collaborate, engage, learn and reconnect with CTE colleagues to advance their high-quality CTE programs. National leaders presented on topics focused on ensuring all students have equitable access to high-quality CTE programs, social emotional learning resources, and teaching strategies to engage learners virtually and in person.

Several award recipients were recognized during this year’s conference.  More information about each award, as well as the award recipient biographies, can be found at