Roxbury High School Structural Design and Fabrication Teacher, Frank Caccavale was recently presented the Technology & Engineering Education Ambassador Award from Millersville University at the Technology and Engineering Education Association of Pennsylvania’s (TEEAP) remote conference earlier this week.
Caccavale was recognized along with four other individuals chosen by faculty in the Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology (AEST) at Millersville University.
Dr. Sharon Brusic, the Professor and Coordinator for Technology and Engineering Education department presented Caccavale’s award.
At the remote conference, Dr. Brusic shared, “We want to take this opportunity to present technology and engineering education awards to four individuals whose work and contributions deserve recognition. Our first award is the Technology & Engineering Education Ambassador Award which goes to Frank Caccavale in recognition of outstanding support of the technology and engineering education program through recruitment and mentoring future teachers and leaders.”
Caccavale is a 2017 graduate of Millersville University’s graduate program in technology and innovation, in addition to finishing two other degrees at The College of New Jersey and Montclair State University.
Dr. Brusic shared how Frank is currently a teacher at Roxbury High School where he leads the new Structural Design and Fabrication program. “An innovative course that introduces students to fields of construction, architecture, and the skilled trades.”
The SDF program that Caccavale oversees has partnered once again with Morris Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a family in our community. Students in this program will build a modular home in Landing from the ground up to gain exposure to all aspects of home building and design.
“As a result of Frank’s work to develop a new curriculum and lab facility at Roxbury High School, the NJ Career and Technical Educators Association recognized Frank as New Teacher of the Year in 2020,” said Dr. Brusic.
“In addition to teaching, Frank has been published in the Technology and Engineering Teacher. He has been acknowledged in the emerging leader distinction ITEA and he sat on the revision committee of NJ Common Core Standards for technology education. He is the executive director of the New Jersey Technology and Engineering Educators Association, known as NJTEEA. Under Frank’s leadership, the organization has seen major growth in membership, volunteer recruitment, professional development opportunities, financial stability, and teacher support during the onset of virtual hybrid learning due to COVID-19. Frank deserves the Technology and Engineering Ambassador Award for his persistent efforts to promote technology and engineering education and recruit future teachers.”