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Updated: November 02, 2015

Instructor Juston Glass in a group with three other men

Foothill Instructor Juston Glass Honored at White House in June

Named a "National CTE Innovator"

Adjunct accounting instructor Juston Glass was named a "National CTE Innovator" at The White House in late June.  The award, presented by the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and the Obama Administration, recognizes students and educators who have demonstrated that they have the skills and vision to lead in preparing their communities for success.

Glass is a founding member and current director of the business and entrepreneurship department at the Harker School. He also coordinates, advises, and oversees the department's professional CareerConnect program, the Wharton/Harker Summer Entrepreneurship camp, the Harker Podcast Series, and the annual Harker TEDx forum. In 2014, he was acknowledged by the California Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) as the Outstanding Advisor of the Year. 

"Although I was awarded this for my work in career and technical education at the high school level, it doesn't fall far from the tree here at Foothill College, and especially the Business and Social Science Division, and Accounting Department, as well," said Glass, when he shared the announcement about the White House honor with his Foothill colleagues. "Our division dean, Kurt Hueg, department chair, Dr. Sara Seyedin, and faculty leads Lisa Drake and Josè Nava, work tirelessly to ensure the utmost career-ready, rewarding experience for our students in and out of the classroom."

Glass has presented on his project-based learning methods to the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) 27th Annual Summer Economic Institute for Teachers, spoken at DECA conferences and planned DECA events in California. During Career & Technical Month 2014, he and his school were the only school in California to complete three school outreach activities, three public policymaker outreach activities, and three community outreach activities. 

Read more about the 2014 DECA Idea Challenge and National CTE Innovator Award.

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