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Pictured: Tresa Warner and Florida Education Chancellor Rod Duckworth
Tresa Warner is the recipient of the Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award. Ms. Warner, who currently serves as co-director of the iMAGINATION Career Academy and marketing education instructor at Lake Region High School, was honored with the award for her unwavering dedication to advancing career and technical education programs that provide students with real-world skills in preparation for their chosen career fields.
She serves on the Distribution Education Clubs of America (DECA) Board of Directors and is the DECA district advisor. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the world. She is also actively involved with the Florida Association for Career and Technical Education (FACTE) and Florida Association of Marketing Educators (FAME).
Over the past decade, she’s found time to serve members throughout the community thanks in part to her role as President of the National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation (NUCDF). NUCDF is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the identification, treatment and the cure of urea cycle disorders. She’s also done charity fundraising in which she’s helped raise $14,000 for a student with Burkitts Lymphoma, $10,000 for a student who needed a prosthetic leg and provided 19 families and 69 children with holiday gifts.