The Technology & Engineering Education Association of Pennsylvania (TEEAP) awarded their Middle School Teacher Excellence Award to ETJH's Technology Education teacher, Mr. Jason Zalno. A teacher at Exeter for more than a decade, Mr. Zalno created many of the junior high's STEM curriculums throughout the last decade, teaching students how to apply engineering principles to global problems, such as vertical farming, hydroponics and water filtration and cleaning systems. He's also taught robotics and computer science by implementing curriculum from CODE.org and Microsoft's Micro:bit Educational Foundation.
A teacher who embraces the challenges that each day bring, Mr. Zalno says that he loves how "Every day is a different day. There's never two days that are the same--and never a lesson that is exactly the same."
The Teacher Excellence Award is one of the highest honors given to Technology and Engineering Education classroom teachers and is presented in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the profession and their students. Mr. Zalno was recognized this month by TEEAP, and learned he will now compete at an international level for an award presented by the International Technology & Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). Congratulations to Mr. Zalno!