CareerSafe Announces 2023 National Safety Educator of the Year: Jamie Everett of Leander ISD

[COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS. NOVEMBER 30, 2023] Each year, CareerSafe acknowledges one national safety educator who goes the extra mile in instilling the significance of safety education as a lifelong skill. From numerous impressive educators considered, one individual truly stood out for their outstanding contributions to more than just a single classroom, but a whole school district.

Jamie Everett, the Assistant Director of Career Development over Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Leander ISD (Leander, Texas), was named the winner of the 2023 CareerSafe National Safety Educator of the Year Award at the ACTE Awards Gala, as part of the ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2023 conference.

With 14 years of educational experience across multiple states, Jamie's passion for CTE is unmatched. Her impact spans through eight high schools within Leander ISD, a fast-growing district in the north Austin, Texas area.

In addition to serving in her current role, Jamie has taught Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, served as a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) Adviser, and held many leadership/committee positions supporting CTE at local, state, and national levels.

The award, accompanied by a $5,000 cash prize, will further fuel her commitment to enhancing safety education within the district. A video highlighting Jamie’s impact on educators and students was shared at the ACTE Awards Gala and is housed on CareerSafe’s website.

"Jamie's commitment to students' safety and career development is truly exceptional," said Lauren Griffiths, CareerSafe’s Education Manager. "Her efforts have reached thousands of students through robust CTE programs, offering real-world learning experiences across various career clusters."

Leander ISD, with over 42,000 students, provides diverse opportunities in 13 CTE career clusters and more than 40 Programs of Study, fostering a conducive environment for practical learning experiences.

CareerSafe, established in 2003, relentlessly addresses the safety training gap for young workers to make job environments safer. Their course pathways, including the 10-Hour OSHA training, is designed to empower students for successful career paths. Providing comprehensive safety, health, employability skills, and cyber security awareness training is CareerSafe’s fundamental focus, ensuring foundational skills for a successful career.

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About CareerSafe

Founded in 2003, CareerSafe has set out to address the safety training gap for young workers with the ultimate goal of making jobs safer for workers. From safety and health training to employability skills and cybersecurity awareness, CareerSafe is focused on providing the foundational skills workers need to launch successful careers. The 10-Hour OSHA training courses are just one of the many programs they offer to help students succeed in their chosen career paths.