Joe Davis, woodworking instructor at the Dale Jackson Career Center, of Lewisville, TX, received the 2018 Educator of the Year Award from the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association.
Davis is an accredited skills evaluator of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America; his program is a founding WCA EDUcation member. High school students who take a third semester in the DJCC woodworking program are introduced to the WCA skill standards and Passport program with the opportunity to earn a Sawblade Certificate. Many of Davis’ students have gone on to lead successful careers as woodworkers.
Davis received the Wooden Globe Award for being an outstanding woodworking educator during the 2018 Woodworking Industry Conference in Maui. He was nominated by Erich Mazurek, president of Maze Machinery.