Pictured from left to right—Glen Gurner; Ben Kellman, Executive Director of the New England Association of Woodworking Teachers; and David Heath, 2014 Teacher of the Year award recipient from Winnacunnet High in New Hampshire.

Brookline High School (BHS) Woodworking and Engineering Teacher, Glen Gurner was presented with the 2014 Program of the Year award at the spring meeting of the New England Association of Woodworking Teachers. The award is given annually in recognition of valuable contributions to the field of woodworking education.

Glen has been a woodworker for the better part of 35 years and holds an MFA in Wood Artisanry from UMASS Dartmouth, an MS in Art Education from Mass College of Art and a BFA in Photography from Mass College of Art.

He has been teaching Woodworking, Engineering and Computer Aided Design (CAD) at BHS for the past three years.  During that time, with the support of the Curriculum Coordinator for Career and Technology Education, Glen has infused new life into the curriculum and the facility.

Over the past three years, the Scholastic Art Awards and the New England Student Woodworking Design Competition have both recognized student work from Glen’s Creative Woodworking classes.

Later this month, Glen will be hosting the 2014 New England Student Woodworking Design Competition in the Art Space Gallery at BHS.  The winning students will be presented with awards in a variety of categories on Thursday May 22nd at 7:00 p.m.