2015 ACTE Teacher of the Year, Ed Hernandez

Ed Hernandez

Tustin High School teacher, Ed Hernandez, was recently named the California Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year. The award was granted by the California Chapter of the Association from College and Technical Education during the Annual Educating for Careers Conference held in Sacramento, California.

In part, Ed Hernandez earned the prestigious award for his development and leadership of Tustin High School’s T-Tech Academy of Technology and Engineering. T-Tech Technology and Engineering Academy provides students with hands-on experience using the most advanced tools in education and industry. T-Tech is partnered with Project Lead the Way, a leader in STEM curricula, and Coastline ROP. The T-Tech Academy is a four-year program where science, math, and technology are brought to life. T-Tech students are enrolled in one STEM class each of their high school years, culminating with a project-based Senior capstone class.

As the awardee for California, Ed Hernandez will participate in the National Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year program sponsored by the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE), which is the nation’s largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youths and adults for success careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors, and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. Learn more about ACTE at and Tustin High School’s T-Tech Academy at

We are very proud of Mr. Hernandez’s many accomplishments. The Tillers also appreciate his time and dedication to creating a quality STEM program at Tustin High School, and especially for giving our students broad opportunities and experiences that will influence their futures.