The Edmond Sun

Education

August 8, 2013

Friedemann receives Oklahoma CareerTech’s top award

OKLA. CITY — Tom Friedemann, superintendent/CEO of Francis Tuttle Technology Center, received Oklahoma CareerTech’s most prestigious award during the 46th annual Career and Technology Education Summer Conference.

Friedemann received the Francis Tuttle Career Excellence Award given by Oklahoma ACTE. State CareerTech Director Robert Sommers and Chad Tuttle, grandson of the late Francis Tuttle, presented the award.

The conference took place Aug. 1-2 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. It attracts some 3,500 CareerTech educators from across the state and is one of the largest professional development educator conferences in the state. OkACTE is the professional organization for the state’s CareerTech administrators, teachers and staff members.

The Francis Tuttle Career Excellence Award was established in 1985 in honor of Francis Tuttle, former state director of the Oklahoma Department of Vocational and Technical Education and architect of what is now called the CareerTech System. The award recognizes individuals whose careers exemplify Tuttle’s dedication to the development of people through career and technology education.

Friedemann joined Francis Tuttle Technology Center in 1997 after serving 19 years at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. At ODCTE, he held numerous positions, including curriculum specialist, state DECA adviser, state coordinator for technology centers and assistant state director.

While at the state CareerTech agency, Friedemann was responsible for the development of 10 new technology centers across the state and designed the Oklahoma Technology Center Gold Star School Program and CareerTech Public Information Council.

Prior to that, he served as assistant superintendent at Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton. He began his career as a marketing education teacher at Putnam City West High School where his DECA chapters continually received state and national honors.

He has written numerous articles on CareerTech education that have been featured in state and national publications and has served as president of many CareerTech organizations, including the National Council of Local Administrators, the Oklahoma Council of Local Administrators, the Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation Inc. and the Oklahoma Technology Centers Superintendents’ Association.

Friedemann is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma, Leadership Oklahoma City, the Educators’ Leadership Academy and Duke University’s Executive Education for Government Officials Academy.

Friedemann earned bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from Oklahoma State University, where his dissertation on correctional education was recognized by the graduate college for research excellence and used as justification for expanding Oklahoma’s system of inmate training centers. He earned his master’s degree at the University of Central Oklahoma.

FOR MORE information about the Francis Tuttle Award and Oklahoma’s CareerTech System, please visit www.okcareertech.org.

 

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