A Danbury High School technology education teacher has gone where few others have gone before. It's one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on an educator, and Sterling Miller has been recognized by his peers as "Teacher of the Year 2018-19" by the Connecticut Technology Engineering Education Association (CTEEA/ITEEA).

According to the Danbury Public Schools' Facebook page, Gregory Kane of CTEEA had this to say about Mr. Miller in an award letter:

It is a remarkable honor for Connecticut to see one of our teachers walk across the stage at the ITEEA conference in March to receive a plaque in front of thousands of fellow education professionals from around the world.

Each year, CTEEA selects one middle school teacher and one high school teacher in the state, and a school program to honor, and awards them the "Teacher of the Year" honors. This year, the spotlight fell on Danbury High School and Mr. Miller, as he's called by his students.

Danbury Superintendent of schools Dr. Sal Pascarella had this to say about Sterling being selected as "Teacher of the Year."

We are so fortunate to have teachers like Mr. Miller in our schools. Mr. Miller wears many hats at DHS, he produces videos of school events and meetings, and offers students invaluable hands-on experience working in the field. He is very well-liked by colleagues and students alike with his approachable demeanor and outstanding professional attitude. He fosters the kind of growth that will help prepare students for both college and career after high school.

Congratulatory messages on Facebook were pouring in from friends, parents and students on the schools home page:

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