The 2015 Forsyth County Teacher of the Year was recently honored on a national level at the fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, or ASE.
Marlo Miranda, an automotive instructor at Forsyth Central High School and ASE certified technician, was named one of Byrl Shoemaker/ASE Industry Education Alliance’s Instructors of the Year on Nov. 16.
Forty-four other automotive professionals from across the nation were also given the honor at the Concord, North Carolina, meeting.
The annual award spotlights top scorers on the ASE certification tests, which come from a pool of more than 300,000 ASE certified professionals nationwide, a news release said.
“ASE has been honoring outstanding automotive professionals in our industry for more than 40 years, and we are proud to once again recognize 45 outstanding individuals from across the nation,” said Timothy Zilke, ASE president and CEO. “This award is given in memory of Byrl Shoemaker, a champion of automotive education.”
Miranda has worked in the automotive field for 40 years and has taught at Central since 2004.
“Marlo is one of the outstanding ASE certified professionals recognized annually by different segments of the automotive service and repair industry. Each of these elite technicians is presented with an industry-specific award recognizing their achievement,” Zilke said.
Central’s principal, Mitch Young, said he is pleased Miranda was recognized at a national level.
“Certainly he’s been recognized at the local level and at our county level and as a finalist for Teacher of the Year for the state of Georgia,” he said. “He’s touched a lot of hearts of people here [for] what he’s done as a teacher and how kids react to him and perform for him, so it’s very nice to see him recognized at the national level.
“It’s so deserved, and I can think of no better representative of our school and our county and our state, for that matter, than Marlo Miranda.”
“We are proud to recognize Marlo’s commitment to excellence in providing the very best in automotive technology education to his students,” Zilke added. “This dedication is reflected in the talented professionals we recognize each year, and Marlo represents the best of the best.”
In addition to looking for top scores on ASE tests, the award recognized on-the-job excellence, community service and other factors.