Joseph Fedor, a technology education teacher at Goshen High School, was recently recognized by the New York State Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NYSTEEA) as one of its Regional Teachers of the Year.
As a veteran educator, Fedor teaches a wide variety of classes, including Material Processing Wood, Design, and Drawing for Production. His teaching often extends beyond the classroom; for example, students who attend his Computer Integrated Manufacturing Class utilize the school’s hi-tech equipment to solve a problem within the school or local community.
Fedor recently set up the department’s new Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) Lab with equipment such as 3D printers and a plasma cutter. He also created professional development for teachers from all subject areas to learn to use and teach with this modern day equipment.
Outside of the classroom, Fedor designed and coordinated the major auditorium upgrade and its audio-visual equipment, where he works with students to create scenery and execute the technical side of school productions. He was a key player in pursuing state approval for a CTE Computer Science Stem pathway at the high school, and also serves as a mentor of the new computer science teacher.
Fedor was nominated for this recognition by Goshen High School Assistant Principal Kyle Roddey and members of the Mid-Hudson Technology and Engineering Educators Association.