Briefs: Virginia teacher named 2018 Mitchell 1 ‘Educator of the Year’

A Virginia automotive technology instructor has captured a prestigious national award.

David Alspaugh (pictured left in photo), who is employed at the Advanced Technology Institute in Virginia Beach, was named the Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year during the 45th annual North American Council of Automotive Teachers conference in Pennsylvania.

The Mitchell 1 awards go to the nation’s top teachers for their commitment to educational excellence in the automotive repair industry.

For winning, Alspaugh received a check for $500, a recognition certificate and a one-year complimentary subscription to Mitchell 1’s ProDemand® diagnostic, estimating and auto repair information software for his school.

“We’re pleased to recognize David’s dedication to helping develop skilled professionals for the car care industry, and we extend our sincerest congratulations to him on this achievement,” said Nick DiVerde, senior marketing director for Mitchell 1.