Tina Francis Recognized as Outstanding Teacher by Ohio ACTE

August 9, 2011

The Delaware Area Career Center (DACC) strives to go above and beyond in order to make a difference in the lives of students, staff, and community members. These efforts were recently acknowledged by The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) where DACC Career Based Intervention Instructor, Tina Francis and Superintendent, Mary Beth Freeman, and were both honored.
CBI Teacher, Tina Francis, awarded with Outstanding Career Technical Educator in Community Service Award by Ohio ACTE


Mrs. Francis received the Ohio ACTE Outstanding Career Technical Educator in Community Service Award and will go on to compete for this honor at the national level. Housed at Buckeye Valley Middle School, students in Mrs. Francis’ program participate in many community programs. They have volunteered with the Make A Difference Day Campaign for Delaware County by helping Delaware City Parks and Recreation set up for their annual Halloween event, which is attended by over 1,000 children and their families. Her class also conducts an annual food drive, donating all proceeds to the Delaware County People In Need and the Buckeye Valley Food Bank at East Elementary. Mrs. Francis’ students visit elderly patients at the Suites of Sarah Moore Assisted Living Facility in Delaware County over the holidays and they adopt platoons sent overseas to Afghanistan, sending them monthly care packages. Last year alone, Mrs. Francis’ class collected $1,700 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Superintendent, Mary Beth Freeman, recognized with the Distinguished Service Award by Ohio ACTE

Ms. Freeman was chosen to receive the Ohio ACTE Distinguished Service Award in the Administrative category. Ms. Freeman was recognized as having made the highest contributions to improvement, promotion, development, and progress of career, technical and adult education.

Both Mrs. Francis and Ms. Freeman provide great services to their school and their community. The dedication they have for their work and the amount of energy they apply to it provide positive examples for the students and future leaders of Delaware County.