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2021 Prize for Teaching Excellence

2021 Finalists

Jay Abitz

Automotive and Collision Repair

Freedom High School – Freedom, WI

John Amos

Construction

William Chrisman High School – Independence, MO

Angela Arnett

Technical Theatre

Escondido High School – Escondido, CA

Dallas Bergstrom

Manufacturing & Mechatronics

Miller Career & Technology Center – Katy, TX

Jeffrey Bertke

Electrical Trades

Upper Valley Career Center – Piqua, OH

Brian Bettag

Transportation Mechanics and Repair

Jefferson High School – Lafayette, IN

Matt Blomquist

Construction

Taylorville High School – Taylorville, IL

Ashton Bohling

Industrial Technology

Johnson Brock High School – Johnson, NE

Jessica Bowlin

Construction Technology

Auburn High School – Auburn, AL

Kent Brady

Small Engine Equipment Technology

Dauphin County Technical School – Harrisburg, PA

Donald Brown

Automotive Technology

El Diamante High School – Visalia, CA

Scott Burke

Construction

Green Mountain High School – Lakewood, CO

Benjamin Carpenter

Welding

John F. Kennedy High School – Richmond, CA

Lee Caughron

Welding

Grand River Technical School – Chillicothe, MO

Christopher Comer

Aviation & Aviation Manufacturing

T. Wingate Andrews High School – High Point, NC

Brian Copes

Construction & Manufacturing

Chickasaw High School – Chickasaw, AL

Dave Darden

Automotive Technology

Cedar Shoals High School – Athens, GA

Richie del Puerto

Automotive Technology

Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center – Everett, WA

Josh Dickson

Carpentry

Cape Henlopen High School – Lewes, DE

Greg Ditch

Automotive Technology

Naperville North High School – Naperville, IL

Corey Dixon

Agricultural Mechanics

Pulaski County High School – Somerset, KY

Kevin Finan

Machining

Atlantic Technical College & Technical High School – Coconut Creek, FL

Coty Green

Automotive Technology

Chisholm Trail Tech Center – Omega, OK

John Gunderson

Automotive Technology

John Jay High School – San Antonio, TX

Jay Hales

Automotive Technology

Riverton High School – Riverton, UT

Danielle Hamilton

Automotive Technology

Sidney Lanier High School – San Antonio, TX

Glenn Harrison

Manufacturing

Dr. Martin Luther King Early College – Denver, CO

Jorge Huizar

Agricultural Mechanics

Hennessey Schools – Hennessey, OK

Seth Hungerford

Construction Technology

Cold Hollow Career Center – Enosburg Falls, VT

Blair Jensen

Welding

Jordan Academy for Technology & Careers – South – Riverton, UT

Kristie Jones

Construction & Carpentry

Franklin County Career and Technical Center (MS) – Meadville, MS

Nicholas Jordan

Construction

Montecito High School – Ramona, CA

Matthew Kasten

Welding

Capital Area Career Center – Springfield, IL

Jody Kemp

Agricultural Mechanics

Peach County High School – Fort Valley, GA

Stephen Lindridge

Machine Tool Technology

Candor Central High School – Candor, NY

John Lockhart

Agricultural Mechanics

South Harrison High School – Lost Creek, WV

Casey Lunceford

Agricultural Mechanics

Ronan High School – Ronan, MT

David Mackey

Power Sports & Equipment

Wexford Missaukee Career Technical Center – Cadillac, MI

Ian Matje

Diesel Technology

FutureForward at Washington Square – Thornton, CO

Brian McDonnell

Automotive Collision Repair

GST BOCES Coopers Education Center- Painted Post, NY

Erik Mortensen

Automotive Technology

Watauga High School – Boone, NC

David Moye

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Lyman High School – Longwood, FL

Rodney Presley

HVACR

Lanier College & Career Academy – Gainesville, GA

Kim Rosenbaum

Welding

Twin Lakes High School – Monticello, IN

Andrew Saweikis

Welding and Fabrication

Rockland BOCES CTEC – West Nyack, NY

Don Seehusen

Industrial Technology

Schuyler Central High School – Schuyler, NE

Staci Sievert

Industrial Technology

Seymour High School – Seymour, WI

Teanna Simpson

Agricultural Mechanics

Thayer High School – Thayer, MO

Don Stock

Automotive Technology

Wichita North High School – Wichita, KS

John Stratton

Automotive Technology

Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES – New Hartford, NY

Jeremy Tarbet

Automotive Technology

Canyon del Oro High School – Tucson, AZ

Eric Wagaman

Construction

Franklin County Career and Technology Center (PA) – Chambersburg, PA

Robert Watkins

Automotive Technology

The Center of Applied Sciences and Technology – Bolivia, NC

Jeffrey Webb

Mechatronics

Southern Michigan Center for Science and Industry – Hudson, MI

Gary Weese

Automotive Technology

Caddo Career & Technology Center – Shreveport, LA

Brian Welch

Agricultural Mechanics

Madisonville North Hopkins High School – Madisonville, KY

Robbie Wise

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Tulsa Technology Center – Tulsa, OK

Adam Wood

Metal Fabrication

Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School – Anchorage, AK

Derek Wray

Automotive and Diesel Technology

Salem High School – Salem, VA

Wes York

Agricultural Mechanics

Caldwell County High School – Princeton, KY

Breanna Youngberg

Manufacturing

Cascade High School – Everett, WA