Congratulations to Penn Manor technology education teacher Dr. Molly Miller, who was recently elected president-elect of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.
Molly will serve one year as president-elect before assuming the presidency of the association, which promotes the teaching of technology and the professionalism of those engaged in the field.
“This election means a lot to me, as it comes from my peers and colleagues within the field of technology and engineering education,” Dr. Miller said. “It is a demonstration of their respect and trust in me to lead this association.”
ITEEA provides professional development activities, awards and scholarship programs to technology and engineering teachers, along with seminars on such subjects as teaching core content through robotics and coding, and utilizing project-based learning instead of traditional testing methods.
Dr. Miller was approached about running for the position at last year’s ITEEA conference but thought that “nothing would come of it.”
“In the past, I have gotten a lot of benefits from my time at ITEEA conferences while attending and presenting sessions and networking with other T&E professionals. This time spent learning and developing professionally has benefitted my classroom and my students greatly,” she said.
“I look forward to my new role and how I can help impact how students learn and engage with technology and engineering education in our country and others. I’m excited to learn even more through my service leading ITEEA.”
ITEEA has about 1,500 members and represents thousands more technology and engineering educators at all levels around the world.
At Penn Manor, Dr. Miller teaches courses in Computer Science, Engineering Design, and Applied Science and has helped develop and expand Penn Manor’s STEM course offerings. She serves as the advisor for the district’s Technology Student Association (TSA).
In 2018, she was named Secondary STEM Teacher of the Year by the Lancaster County STEM Alliance.
We commend her on this latest honor.