GCPS Career and Technical Education teachers are tops in state

Gwinnett County Public Schools teachers Pintu Thaker and Lauren O’Connor were honored this summer by the Georgia Association of Career and Technical Education for being leaders in their field.

Thaker, a career and technical education teacher at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, received the 2021 Georgia Business Education Association Teacher of the Year award, while O’Connor, a career and technical education teacher at Paul Duke STEM High School in Norcross was named the Georgia Marketing Education Association’s 2021 Teacher of the Year.