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Nicholson named 2022 administrator of the year

Roger Nicholson, CTE Coordinator with the Highland Public Schools, was recently
named the 2022 Arkansas Association of Career and Technical Administrators (AACTEA)
Administrator of the Year.

Mr. Mike Mertens, AAEA Assistant Executive Director presented Mr. Nicholson with the award during a school board meeting on Monday, May
16, 2022.


This award recognizes TE directors who set high standards for providing opportunities for
students that will assist them in being successful beyond high school. Each year this award is
given to an Arkansas CT director who has succeeded in contributing to a positive and
motivating learning environment and has been recognized by his peers as providing essential
opportunities for students and resources to teachers to facilitate teaching and learning.


Mr. Nicholson has just completed his 10th year as CTE Coordinator with the Highland School
District. Roger has a long-time relationship with the district. He is an alumnus of Highland High
School, class of 1978, and has been employed by the school district since 1991 as a teacher
and administrator.

Highland currently has six (6) CTE programs of study and is working towards adding a 7th.


Roger is dedicated to serving students and educators and is very deserving of this award as
evidenced in the following comments from his colleagues:
“Mr Nicholson truly cares about students and wants to make sure that EVERY student
has the opportunity to be successful after high school. He looks for opportunities to
make learning real and relevant for our students” said Missy Floyd, High School Principal. “ It is truly amazing how much Roger cares about the CTE programs at Highland and for the Highland community as a whole. He truly cares about people and goes out of his
way to nelo others.”

  • Jeremy D. Lewis, Superintendent, Highland School District.
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