A Fayetteville-Manlius School District technology teacher recently received top honors from a state association.
Howard Botting, a technology education teacher at the district’s two middle schools, Eagle Hill and Wellwood, was named a Regional Teacher of the Year by the New York State Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NYSTEEA).
Nominated by his peers, Mr. Botting joined a group of technology education teachers from around the state honored at NYSTEEA’s 52nd Annual Conference in Binghamton in March.
“It’s a great honor,” Mr. Botting said. “A peer-reviewed award is a wonderful validation of the work and activities I do with my students.”
Mr. Botting, a North Syracuse resident, has taught in the F-M School District for 10 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in technology education from State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego.
“I strive to grow every year,” he said. “I want to provide the best learning opportunities for my students,”
NYSTEEA is a professional association of technology education teachers working to ensure the technological literacy of New York State students, according to the organization’s website. The not-for-profit association creates and encourages opportunities for professional development and the collaboration of technology teachers. It also supports student participation and achievement in technology learning activities and competitions.
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