Council for Leadership
Exemplary Leadership Citation

This recognition (formerly the Council for Supervisors - Supervisor of the Year Citation from 1983 to 1996) is awarded to an individual who has as the title suggest displayed exemplary leadership within the Technology & Engineering education profession. They should be a person active in the improvement and advancement of technology and engineering education at the local and state level. The recipient must hold a degree in Technology Education or Industrial Arts and must also have at least 10 years of full time service to the profession. In addition, they must have been a member of the association as well as the Council for Leadership for 3 consecutive years. Finally, they must not be a prior recipient of the citation.

Year Recipient   Year Recipient
1983 Charles Graham   2002 Hal Lafever
1984 William Kabakjian   2003 Stan Komacek
1985 Richard A. Long   2004 Jared Bitting
1986 John Stoudt   2005 Ken Neumann
1987 Al Ulrich   2006 Len Litowitz
1988 Earl Bodes   2007 William Bertrand
1989 Arvid Seifarth   2008 Jeff Seamans
1990 Robert Bateman   2009 Joe McCade
1991 Gary Baltozer   2010 Dave Shultz
1992 Wayne McConahy   2011 William Michael
1994 Craig Jarrett   2012 Thomas Bell
1995 Thomas Ridge   2013 Dennis Gold

Van Hughes

  2014 Mark Piotroski

Steve Barbato

  2015 Joanne Trombley
2000 Judith Hawthorn      
2001 Robert Dorn      

Time Line for This Recognition

Selection will be made by the TEEAP Council for Leadership's Selection Committee consisting of the Council President, Council President Elect, Council Immediate Past President, and the Recipients of the past to years Citations.

On or prior to October 10, the final selection process should be completed. The final selection will be made through consensus of the 5 voting members of the Selection Committee utilizing e-mail and/or conference communication technology. The Selection Facilitator will have the final responsibility for this process.

While the recipient of this citation is only announced at the conference, the attendance of the individual at the meeting must be assured. This will be the responsibility of the Selection Facilitator and/or the individual making the nomination. The President of the Council and/or the member of the Selection Committee who initiated the nomination will present the citation to the recipient during the Council's General Session.

Subsequent to the awarding of the citation, a follow-up letter to the recipient's chief school administrator will be sent by the President of the Council providing information concerning the award and encourage the school district to handle the PR through the local news media. The school district is encouraged to handle the public relations with their local newspapers. If the local district cannot handle this activity, please contact the TEEAP Public Relations chair either by phone, email, or use the Online PR Form.

Engineering by Design

Pennsylvania is a member state of the ITEEA's EbD Network. Schools across PA have free access to Engineering byDesign™ products. If you are interested in accessing it please contact Curtis Funkhouser, Curriculum & Instruction Consultant for STEM at the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 for details on how to access the materials!

2017 TEEAP STEM Conference

We are delighted to invite you to the 2017 TEEAP STEM Conference. Please consider being a part of this outstanding event as a presenter, exhibitor, or just take part by attending — be a part of the STEM movement! You can visit our Conference page by clicking HERE to learn a little about the conference and some ways to get involved in our 2017 conference!

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ITEEA in Atlanta, Georgia in 2018

The ITEEA's 80th Annual Conference will be held In Atlanta, Georgia! This year's theme will be "Building Bridges Within The STEM Community and Beyond." Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is very much a “buzzword” on today’s educational landscape. Every teacher, school, district, and state has its own version of what STEM means as well as how to help students engage in experiences that will prepare them for the 21st Century. Technology and Engineering is the foundation for making these experiences meaningful through integrative STEM education. Building bridges helps everyone to understand the important role technology and engineering contributes to STEM education.  

This conference is an opportunity to recognize and honor the accomplishments of our colleagues and best-practice programs. Additionally, it provides professional development and networking opportunities, as well as opportunity to renew old friendships and create new friendships. For more information, click here.