Career & Technical ED Teacher Wins National Prize

Career & Technical Education Teacher Wins National Prize
Posted on 11/15/2018
This is the image for the news article titled Career & Technical Education Teacher Wins National PrizeA diesel technology teacher from Boise School District's Dennis Career & Technical Education Center has won second-place in the 2018 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence, earning his high school skilled trades program $50,000 as part of $1 million awarded nationally.

On Thursday, November 15, 2018 Mr. Ron Martinez, who teaches heavy equipment diesel technology at Dennis Technical Education Center in Boise, was surprised in his classroom by a representative from Harbor Freight Tools for Schools with the news that his school’s skilled trades program will receive $50,000.

“The creativity and hands-on projects that Mr. Martinez and the other winning teachers bring to their classrooms is an inspiration,” said Danny Corwin, executive director of Harbor Freight Tools for Schools. “This is education at its best, and we are humbled to honor these teachers and shine a light on excellence in skilled trades education.”

In the following video, Mr. Martinez reacts to receiving the news that he's won the national award.