Tuesday, May 3, 2016
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
The director of credit recovery and advancement at Smiths Station High School, Britton Devier has also served as a technology teacher and an industrial technology teacher. A dedicated educator and administrator, Britton Devier maintains membership in multiple professional organizations, including the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA).
Founded in 1939 to promote the principles of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the classroom and the professional world, ITEEA represents over 35,000 teachers nationwide and sponsors numerous awards and honors for educators and programs at every grade level. Additionally, the ITEEA helps students and teachers become more technologically literate and engaged with continuing advancements in the field. Key to ITEEA’s success is its integrative STEM education center and learning system, comprised of resources for assessment, curriculum and professional development, and industry research.
Overseen by ITEEA, the Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators has awarded grants and scholarships since 1986. Perhaps its most prestigious award is the Program Excellence Award, granted to notable work in the field of technology and engineering at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in every state. Winners receive free ITEEA membership and discounted conference fees, as well as national recognition for their work.