Story last updated at 12/4/2013 - 2:07 pm
Juneau School District teachers and a community program partner were recognized by the Alaska Association for Career and Technical Education as 2013 Outstanding Teachers at their annual conference in Anchorage on Oct. 30.
Kari Monagle, JDHS Health Sciences Teacher received the Outstanding Health Services Teacher of the Year award. Monagle was honored for her dedication to her students and their learning and for building a strong program for students in the health sciences field.
Colin Dukes, JDHS Woods and CAD Teacher received the Outstanding Industrial/Technology Teacher of the Year. Dukes was recognized for his leadership in building a strong career and technical education program that is a model of applied learning showcasing literacy, math, and science skills in meaningful projects and instruction.
Patrick Roach, TMHS Culinary Teacher received the Outstanding New CTE Teacher of the Year award. Roach was commended for his dedication to his craft and tireless resourcefulness..."from cooking to growing fresh herbs to making yogurt the natural way," and his creativity and ability to engage students.
Justin Fantasia, SAGA employee and JDHS House Build Program Construction Manager, received the Community Contribution award. For the past five school years, he has overseen every aspect of the construction of affordable houses for the program in partnership with the Juneau School District, SAGA, Juneau Housing Trust and community partners. Fantasia has mentored students and helped them transition into the construction field following high school.