Erik Savoyski, a longtime Danbury High School technology education teacher, was awarded the Harrison Baker award last week by the Connecticut Technology Engineering Education Association (CTEEA/ITEEA). Awarded at the CTEEA’s annual fall conference, the Harrison Baker is the association’s highest honor.
Last year, DHS technology education teacher Sterling Miller was awarded ‘Teacher of the Year’ by the association. CTEEA is the professional organization for Connecticut technology education professionals and ITEEA is the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. Each year CTEEA selects one middle school teacher and one high school teacher and a school program to honor. In addition to his role as technology education teacher, Savoyski is the advisor to Team 5150, the school’s robotic team.
The team has consistently earned awards and has several times earned a spot at the international level of competition. “Erik puts in long hours to help our students both in and out of the classroom,” said Superintendent Dr. Sal Pascarella. “He is very motivational with our students, encouraging them to respond to technological challenges on their own under his watchful eye. Erik has guided his robotics team through many competitions and we are always awed by what these students are able to accomplish.”