Hartland High School Computer Programming teacher Anne Hasseld has been named the 2023 MI ACTE (Michigan Association of Career and Technical Education) Teacher of the Year.
“Mrs. Hasseld was recognized for creating an environment for her students that is not only engaging, but innovative with authentic application in computer science,” according to HartlandLiving.com. “She provides opportunities for her students to demonstrate what they know in a variety of projects and or competitions to stretch their skills and interests.”
The award recognizes the finest career and technical teachers at the middle/secondary school level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institutions and communities. To qualify, all candidates must be employed as classroom/laboratory CTE teachers at the middle/secondary school level and have at least 5 years of teaching experience at the time of initial nomination.
Her students have been recognized in several competitions including: The Lawrence Tech University Robofest (2016), Square One’s Autonomous Vehicle Challenge (2022) and the American Rocketry Challenge (2021).
Hasseld founded the Women in Technology club in 2015 for both middle and high school students in Hartland. Numerous students have earned the Rising Star Award from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) and participate annually in Digital Divas, an event at Eastern Michigan University designed to build confidence in females to pursue technology careers.
Also congratulating Hasseld was Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-Lansing), who posted to social media her regards.
“I know how hard Mrs. Hasseld works to teach her students hands-on, real world lessons, because for the last 4 years I’ve watched them compete in our Congressional App Challenge! Congratulations & thank you for your commitment to giving our students the tools they need to succeed!”