2014 Community College Teacher of the Year

Max Lizarraga at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. Sac) has been chosen as a recipient of the Los Angeles County Industrial Technical Education Association Community College Teacher of the Year Award 2014.
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WALNUT, Calif. - May 3, 2014 - PRLog -- Max Lizarraga has taught Engineering Design Technology at Mt. Sac for twenty-one years. Lizarraga has developed Industrial Design Engineering at the college to focus on the new changes in technology to meet the needs of industry.

The annual Los Angeles County California Industrial & Technology Education Association (LACITEA) Community College Teacher of the Year Award is among the highest honors given to a technology education community college teacher and is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession and students.

Award Recipients include:

Bill Brown: High School Teacher of the Year, Architectural Drafting, Santiago High, Corona District

Max Lizarraga: Community College Teacher of the Year, Industrial Design Engineering, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut

Terry Parker: Middle School Teacher of the Year, Woodworking, Rosemont Middle School, Glendale District

Patricia Escalante: Administrator of the Year, Superintendent, Hermosa Valley School District, Hermosa Beach

Saul Martin: Industry Person of the Year, Shop Superintendent, Architectural Woodworking Co., Monterey Park

Marty Mangan: Distinguished Service Award, Retired, Past President - CITEA, Beaumont

Student Scholarship Recipients

Sarah Hickey: Monrovia High School, Monrovia Teacher: Anne Battle, Photography

Omar Diaz: Cleveland High School, Los Angeles Teacher: Boris Linares, Drafting

J.P. Spiller: Bonita High School, Bonita Teacher: Priscilla Englert, Automotive

Samantha Chon: Charter Oak High School, Covina Teacher: Narciso Holguin, Photography

The award will be presented at the annual dinner to be held at Knott’s Barry Farm Chicken Dinner Restaurant on Saturday, May 17, 2014

If you teach classes that use; materials, tools, machines, software, technology to build, construct, assemble, fix, repair, analyze, design, make or create!


The Mission of the California Industrial and Technology Education Association is to serve the Industrial Technology and Vocational Education communities by providing professional development, legislative analysis, advocacy and networking.


We believe that every California School should provide every student with the experience of learning Industrial and Technology literacy, to develop self-sufficiency, creativity, imagination and an appreciation of craftsmanship.


The California Industrial & Technology Education Association — a California (C)(6) not-for-profit organization.

CITEA was founded in 1928 as the California Industrial Arts Association (CIAA), later became the California Industrial Education Association (CIEA) and is now the California Industrial and Technology Education Association, reflecting our commitment to both Technology Education and Industrial/Vocational Education.

Due to the crisis in California's ITE Education System and the need for political engagement to address these issues, CITEA is also a politically active nonprofit organization.

The CITEA Foundation carries on the educational, professional development, and networking needs for our membership though-out California. Learn more about CITEA at http://www.citea.org/.

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