Ryan Washington, global automotive technology program coordinator at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Hunt Valley, Maryland, was named the 2023 Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year award winner.
Each year, Mitchell 1 says it recognizes one of the nation’s top teachers for their commitment to educational excellence in the automotive repair industry.
Mitchell 1 presented the award at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) awards dinner on Thursday, July 13, 2023, in Houston, Texas.
“Ryan was selected as the Mitchell 1 2023 Educator of the Year for going above and beyond to prepare students for a professional career in the auto repair industry,” said Nick DiVerde, senior marketing manager, Mitchell 1. “As an outstanding teacher and a master automotive technician, we are pleased to acknowledge Ryan’s exceptional contributions to the classroom and the industry as a whole.”
As the recipient of the 2023 Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year award, Washington received a complimentary one-year subscription to Mitchell 1’s ProDemand diagnostic, estimating and auto repair information software, a one-year membership to NACAT and an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the NACAT conference.
With over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, Washington is a certified ASE Master Technician, a Maryland Safety Inspector (MSI) Technician and a board member of the Chesapeake Automotive Business Association, according to Mitchell 1. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering technology from Ferris State University.
“While I understand that some students may not ultimately choose to pursue a career as an automotive technician, I believe that I have played a part in equipping them with a skill that can benefit them throughout their lives,” Washington said.