You can learn a lot from an HVACR instructor, and not just how to charge an air conditioning unit or perform a load calculation. In this issue, you will find the results of the fourth annual Instructor of the Year contest, conducted byThe Newsand the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI).

Six individuals from secondary and post-secondary institutions are profiled for their outstanding work with students and their efforts to elevate the educational level for all members of the HVACR industry.

The 2003 Instructor of the Year is Bob Feathers (pictured at left) from RETS Tech Center (Centerville, Ohio). This year's other honorees include (bottom row, left to right) Ray Peters from Linn State Technical College (Linn, Mo.), Steve Fordham from Utah Valley State College (Orem, Utah), Darren Jones from Meade County Area Technology Center (Brandenburg, Ky.), Ed Taylor from Central Kentucky Technical College (Lexington, Ky.), and Guy Letrick from Monmouth County Vocational School (Freehold, N.J.).

For complete coverage of this year's best instructors, see:

Best Instructor 2003 Winner:
Looking Out For His Students And Improving Industry Education

Best Instructor 2003 Runner-Up:
Industry Involvement Is Key To Success

Best Instructor 2003 Runner-Up:
Laying The Groundwork For Success

Best Instructor 2003 Honorable Mention:
Helping Students Reap Rewards

Best Instructor 2003 Honorable Mention:
Instructor's Program Continues To Grow

Best Instructor 2003 Honorable Mention:
Bringing Professionalism To The Classroom

Publication date: 10/27/2003