Mr. Overman wins Harbor Freight Teaching Excellence Prize

June 4, 2019 | by

Joshua Overman, a carpentry and advanced manufacturing teacher from New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School, was surprised with the news that he is one of 15 second-place winners of the 2018 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Robin Kramer, representative of Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, and Dave "Lefty" Lefkowith, Assistant Superintendent of the Louisiana Department of Education, surprised Mr. Overman by presenting a large rolling tool box and a big check. Mr. Overman won a total of $50,000: $15,000 for him to use at his discretion and $35,000 to Sci High to support our Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.

The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence recognizes outstanding instruction in the skilled trades in U.S. public high schools. Watch below as Mr. Overman and his students are presented with this award.