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Long-time educator named CTE Teacher of the Year
Long-time educator named CTE Teacher of the Year
Posted on 05/18/2016

Rogers High School Welding Teacher Fred Fishback has been selected as the 2015-16 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year. 

He was nominated for the award recently by his peers and school administrators. The recognition is given to a CTE teacher who exhibits outstanding knowledge, expertise, or exceptional achievement in their field of study.  

“He is a very valuable member of the Rogers High School staff and the Puyallup School District. I can think of no one else who is more deserving because of his dedication to his craft and his students,” said Rogers Assistant Principal Brian Fosnick. 

Fishback was honored during the June 6 Puyallup School Board meeting. He was presented with a plaque by Executive Director of College and Career Readiness Mark Knight. “Fred is an amazing individual and deserves this in such a great way,” said Knight as he thanked Fishback for all the fine work he does as a teacher and for the CTE program.

 Fishback has worked for the Puyallup School District for the last 32 years. He taught at Puyallup High for five years, Edgemont Junior High for 20 years, and has been at Rogers for the last seven years. Before coming to Puyallup he taught for three years in southern Oregon.

 “What I enjoy most of all about teaching is the interaction with students – the one-on-one teaching opportunities in a shop, watching students make discoveries, and seeing how proud they are when they notice their improvements and advancements in welding,” said Fishback.  

In his nomination of Fishback, Fosnick said he deserves a great deal of credit for growing the CTE programs and encouraging many students to become successful with a skill or trade.