Retired Oklahoma educator receives CareerTech’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Nina Morgan said she believes we should all strive to leave the world a better place because we were in it. Morgan received Oklahoma CareerTech’s Lifetime Achievement Award at this week’s Oklahoma Summit.
Oklahoma Summit is a partnership between the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education. It provides professional development opportunities for CareerTech educators, administrators, school board members, support staff members and business partners.
The award is given to a member whose outstanding dedication and lifelong contributions have made a positive impact on career and technology education in Oklahoma.
Morgan’s education career in Oklahoma started at Pocola and Valliant high schools, where she taught business and computers. She later taught business administration and information technology at Kiamichi Technology Centers for 18 years before becoming KTC’s adult training coordinator in 2015. After working with community stakeholders in that position for nearly four years, Morgan became an instructional coach at KTC, retiring in July 2022.
“I still consider myself a lifelong educator,” she said. “I look forward to continuing to work in the field on a part-time basis as opportunities arise.”
Morgan said she believes being an educator is all about impact and legacy.
About Oklahoma CareerTech
The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 59 campuses, 391 PK-12 school districts, 15 Skills Centers campuses that include three juvenile facilities and 32 adult basic education service providers.
The agency is governed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education and works closely with the State Department of Education and the State Regents for Higher Education to provide a seamless educational system for all Oklahomans.