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Handley Teacher named VTEEA Teacher of the Year

7 August 2018 Community


The Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association (VTEEA) has announced that Mr. Byron Clemsen, John Handley High School Teacher of Materials and Processes, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Virginia High School Technology Education “Teacher of the Year” Award.

This award reflects Mr. Clemsen’s outstanding efforts at John Handley High School to ensure that students learn about design, engineering and technology as part of their high school experience.

“We are so proud of Mr. Clemsen and the work he does with all students at John Handley High School” stated Principal Michael Dufrene.  “We would like to thank the VTEEA Committee for selecting Byron for this prestigious award. Mr. Clemsen has done a fantastic job reaching out to all students before, during, and after school hours exposing them to the world of CTE.  His Family Nights have become a nice tradition at Handley, a time when students can show off their skills in front of their families and friends.  Every student should take Mr. Clemsen’s Materials and Processes class before they graduate from John Handley High School.”

The  VTEEA Teacher of the Year award was presented to Mr. Clemson at the VTEEA Summer Conference at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, VA on July 25, 2018.

 

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The Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association began as the Virginia Industrial Arts Association in 1958 when a group of educators sought to promote their profession and to provide a state-wide forum for their ideas. Today, VTEEA is a non-profit organization, 501(c)(3), governed by a Board of Directors and represents more than one thousand Virginia educators. It sponsors regional programs for teachers, supports activities for the Technology Student Association, encourages the Technology Education Collegiate Association, provides a quarterly publication, conducts an annual staff development conference for teachers, and continues to advance work for the profession. The VTEEA also encompasses three councils: The Virginia Council on Technology Teacher Education (VCTTE), the Virginia Council on Technology Education Supervision (VCTES), and the Virginia Children’s Engineering Council (VCEC).


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