Warren County Technical School hosted a special awards ceremony on Friday, December 15th to announce the Governor’s Educator of the Year and the Educational Services Professional of the Year. Physical Education instructor Chris Banquecer earned the Educator of the Year honors and Paraprofessional Elizabeth Clark earned the award for Educational Services Professional of the Year .
Banquecer is in his 10th year at Warren Tech and teaches Physical Education, Health Education and Driver’s Education classes. In addition to his teaching duties, he has also served in many other roles at the school. Mr. “B”, as he’s known by many students has coached the Knights Basketball team every year he’s been at Warren Tech and has also served as the Knights Volleyball Coach and a Baseball Coach. Mr. Banquecer also served as a Class Advisor for the Class of 2016.
Director of Curriculum and Instruction/Athletic Director Gary Colucci presented Mr. Banquecer with the award.
“I'm humbled by this honor which would not be possible without the support of the wonderful staff of Warren Tech, my parents, and especially my loving wife Susan,” said Mr. Banquecer.
Elizabeth Clark, a four year veteran at Warren County Technical School was named the Educational Professional of the Year. Clark serves as a paraprofessional at Warren Tech where she is respected by both staff and students. Language Arts instructor Jasmine Slowik presented the award to Mrs. Clark.
“I am honored to be the recipient of the Educational Professional Award for 2017-2018,” said Mrs. Clark. “It is a privilege and honor to work with the best faculty and staff here at Warren Tech. Our Tech students are AWESOME and are the BEST! Thank you!”
To be eligible for the Governor’s Educator of the Year nominees must be certificated instructional staff who is exceptionally skilled and a dedicated licensed classroom teacher.
The Educational Services Professional of the Year goes to an individual who is in a supportive role in the school setting and one who is considered dedicated and attuned to the needs of both the students and the faculty.