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Oklahoma City technology center teacher gets national award

Jeffry Johnson, an automotive instructor at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, has been recognized by SkillsUSA.
Provided by SkillsUSA Published: July 26, 2014
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Jeffry Johnson was recognized as a national honorary life member of SkillsUSA before a crowd of 15,000 during the opening ceremony of the 50th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held this month in Kansas City, Mo.

This is SkillsUSA’s highest recognition award, given for outstanding service that advances the purposes and goals of the national organization.

Johnson is an automotive instructor at Francis Tuttle Technology Center. Prior to his 10-year career as an instructor, he was a senior master technician with Ford Motor Co. He has been involved with SkillsUSA since he was a student.

Once committed to a career in education, he graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in adult education from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is pursuing his master’s degree in educational leadership at the same institution.

Johnson is vice president for the trade and industrial education division of the Association for Career and Technical Education. He’s been a district SkillsUSA adviser since 2007 and serves on SkillsUSA’s board of directors.

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Through two varied but connected — and highly successful — careers, Jeff has demonstrated the same cutting edge skills he hopes to develop in others.”

Tim Lawrence,
executive director of SkillsUSA

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