Recent Press

Press Releases, News & Updates from Explore and all of our education efforts.

TCMS’s Dooley receives Outstanding Industry Educator Award

PRUNTYTOWN— The hard work, dedication and commitment of a local educator to his students was recently recognized by Explore the New Manufacturing.

Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Counselor, Jerry Dooley, was taken by surprise when the non-profit organization made him a recipient of an Outstanding Educator Award.

North Middle's Lopez named Outstanding Industry Educator

MARTINSBURG — Always having a knack for computers and an interest in teaching, Amy Lopez made a career change that eventually landed her as the technology integration specialist at North Middle.

Her dreams of teaching — the career change is something she calls the best decision of her life — has led her through some interesting projects and connected her with students she’ll never forget. Recently, all her dedication to the field and students paid off when she was named Outstanding Industry Educator in the middle school category by the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, an honor that truly surprised Lopez.

Wheeling Park’s Fedorke Recognized With Outstanding Educator Award

Aaron Fedorke was recognized as an Outstanding Educator by Explore the New Manufacturing for his work helping student explore career pathways.

Fedorke, a career and technical teacher at Wheeling Park High School, works with students in the Project Lead the Way Engineering and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Machine Tool Technology.

Fedorke Receives Outstanding Educator Award

Explore the New Manufacturing announced today that Aaron Fedorke has received an Outstanding Educator Award for his work helping student explore career pathways.

Fedorke, a career and technical teacher at Wheeling Park High, works with students in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW), Engineering and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Machine Tool Technology. Launched in 2020, the Emerging Elite & Industry Educator Awards celebrates the skills and dedication of students and educators across West Virginia.

Explore the New Manufacturing Announces 2020 Emerging Elite and Outstanding Industry Educator Awards

Charleston, WV, June 4, 2020 – Explore the New Manufacturing has announced the inaugural recipients of the Emerging Elite and Outstanding Industry Educator Awards celebrating the skills and dedication of students and educators across West Virginia. “As the Explore Team has worked with students and educators to increase the understanding of manufacturing across the state, we have been amazed by student talent and poise. The educators involved in our programs are steadfast champions for their students, tirelessly seeking means to help them succeed along their career pathways.” Monica Cross, Program Director of the WVMAEF.

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