Professional Achievement Award 2009 - Carol Gamble
Carol Gamble earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics and Comprehensive Vocational Education and Extension from North Dakota State University and her Master of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science Education from the University of Arizona. Currently Carol is on the faculty of Cienega High School in Vail, Arizona, teaching and developing standardized district curriculum in Career Explorations for the Career and Technical Education Program as well as establishing an innovative Career Center Model.
Carol served 5 years as Family and Consumer Sciences Education Adjunct faculty in the Division of Family Studies and Human Development the University of Arizona, She also worked for 10 years as Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Advising and Counseling at Pima Community College. She has over 30 years of experience serving as a full and part time FACS instructor and in supervision of vocational education student teachers and staff, with additional responsibilities for guidance, counseling and training in areas of job-readiness and responsibility skills and maintenance of business and community liaisons.
Carol has served as a volunteer Delegation Leader for 10 years for People to People Student Ambassador’s Program. She has led student ambassadors on travels to Australia, England, Ireland, Wales, Italy, France, Monaco, Spain, New Zealand, Austria and Switzerland with Arizona Ambassador Delegations of People to People.
Carol has worked at the state level administering Child Nutrition Programs and served as Program Coordinator for the Arizona Department of Education, acting as a funding officer for projects, grants and contracts to public and private business and educational recipients. She has worked with child care facilities, staff and administration and served on the Governor’s Council of Children, Youth and Families, Arizona Family Task Force, Arizona Arts in Early Childhood Committee, as chairperson of the Arizona Nutrition Education and Food Service Vocational Training Business and Education Advisory Council an d as the State Youth Advisory Council Chairperson earning national recognition for her activities.
Involved early on exploring and implementing education and training possibilities in electronic media, Carol participated in distance education research via distance education in Arizona as early as 1985, as well as, moved to integrate computer use as an integral part of classroom learning in all courses offered.
For her dedication, creativity and vision in developing programs that meet the needs of today’s students the Council is proud to present the Professional Achievement Award to Carol Gamble.