Raleigh County Educator Named CRIN Teacher Of The Year

February 24, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - A collision repair instructor from the Academy of Careers and Technology in Beckley was named the 2004 Instructor of the Year by the Collision Repair Instructors Network (CRIN) and the I-CAR Education Foundation. Charles M. Pack received an all-expense paid trip to NACE where he was honored at the CRIN Breakfast Meeting.  

Pack began his career by attending Raleigh County Vocational Technical Center where he earned his certificate in Collision Repair. He continued his education at West Virginia University Institute of Technology where he received his bachelor’s degree in Vocational-Technical Education and recently earned his master’s degree in educational leadership from Marshall Graduate College.  

Working tirelessly to secure grants that would benefit his collision program, Pack secured money that helped the school purchase a computerized measuring system, respirators for graduates and the I-CAR Enhanced Delivery Curriculum offered by the I-CAR Educational Foundation.  

“Charles Pack personifies what an outstanding career and technical educational teacher should be. He radiates a positive attitude, exhibits qualities of leadership and demonstrates a keen sense of responsibility to the goals of our district our school,” said MaryEllen Vaught, principal at the Academy of Career and Technology. “As a faculty representative and spokesperson, he is a sincere and dedicated ambassador for career and technical education.”  

CRIN is sponsored by the I-CAR Education Foundation and is designed to facilitate the exchange of technical and professional information among collision repair instructors, school administrators and industry partners.

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