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Valley Vista High counselor wins career and technical education award

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  • Dysart Unified School District

Valley Vista High School Counselor Lori Luzier Received The Arizona Career And Technical Education (ACTEAZ) Career Guidance Award At The Organization’s Annual Conference

Valley Vista High School Counselor Lori Luzier received the Arizona Career and Technical Education Career Guidance Award at the organization’s annual conference.

The award recognizes school counselors who make significant contributions to Career and Technical Education  programs in his/her communities and/or state. Luzier is now eligible for the ACTE Region V Counselor of the Year award this fall.

Valley Vista High counselor wins career and technical education award Lori-Luzier

Lori Luzier

“We are so proud of Lori,” says Valley Vista Principal Bobbie Lockhart.  “She is a champion of CTE and really works to improve the opportunities for our students.”

Luzier was honored based on her efforts to provide innovative programs to CTE including co-coordinating CTE summer camps and the CTE College and Career Expo.

Luzier’s leadership resulted in 100% of incoming 9th graders enrolling in a CTE class for the upcoming school year.

She has been a member of ACTEAZ since 2010 and serves in the Fellowship program, Board of Directors, and Financial Records Affiliate Representative.

Luzier engages families through Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and financial aid nights focused on assisting parents and students with their college goals.

Believing that students have a voice in their education, she advocates strongly for CTE goals and provides purpose and direction in career preparation, – resulting in 99% of CTE students graduating on time.

Dysart Unified School District CTE programs prepare students to enter the workforce with the academic and vocational skills needed to compete successfully in the job market. CTE courses typically include competency-based learning.

Students achieve academic excellence through authentic, hands-on, career focused learning. They graduate with the skills necessary for successful entry into post-secondary, career, and life opportunities.

CTE programs are the backbone of a strong, well-educated workforce, which fosters productivity in business and industry and contributes to America’s leadership in the international marketplace.  For more information, please visit

ACTE is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance, and career development professionals and others at all levels of education.

ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.