GHS Technology Education named 2022 NYSTEAA Program of Excellence

Technology Teachers Joe Fedor and Dillon Johnson stand in front of a 3-D printer in the high school STEAM lab.
Technology Teachers Joe Fedor and Dillon Johnson with one of the 3-D printers available to students in the high school’s STEAM lab. The will be honored at the NYSTEA 59th Annual Conference on March 28, 2022.

The Goshen High School’s Technology Education Department was selected as the 2022 NYSTEAA Program of Excellence by the New York State Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NYSTEA). This is one of the highest level awards given by the association.

The high school’s honored program is led by Technology Education Teachers Joe Fedor and Dillon Johnson, who will be celebrated at the 59th NYSTEA Annual Conference March 28 at Corning Community College.

In addition to being recognized by the state, the Goshen High School’s Technology Program will move on to represent New York in the International Technology Educators and Engineering Association’s Prgram of Excellence.

Both Fedor and Johnson have helped grow the high school’s STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) Program – especially since the creation of the high school’s STEAM lab and suite that opened in September 2019. Their classes include hands-on learning in computer science, robotics, engineering, graphics and spatial skills, computer-aided design, coding, material processing and more, and have become popular among students.

The pair were also instrumental in organizing the high school’s first-ever STEAM Fair earlier this fall, and are working with Business Teacher Danielle Linguanti to offer STEAM internships for students.