Rep. DeVitis with Justin Christopher and his wife Kelli, his daughters Meghan and Molly, and his parents Tim and Kathy

During today’s session of the Ohio House of Representatives, State Representative Anthony DeVitis (R-Green) presented a House resolution to Tallmadge Middle School teacher Justin Christopher to honor the school’s award-winning Technology Education Program.

At the annual conference for the International Technology and Engineering Educator Association (ITEEA), the Technology Education Program was recognized as one of only 29 programs worldwide to earn the Program Excellence Award. The award is one of the highest honors given to the technology education teachers at the elementary, middle or high school levels. It is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession and the students’ learning.

“When I observed Justin Christopher’s middle school classroom and the technology projects they were working on, I was certain that the skills the students were learning will undoubtedly benefit them in the future,” Rep. DeVitis said.

Each year the Program Excellence winners are recognized at the largest conference for technology educators in the world. Schools from across the nation and around the world compete for the prestigious award.

The Technology Education Program at Tallmadge Middle School was recognized at the first general session of the conference, where award plaques and pins were presented.

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