The Daily Item
NEW BERLIN — Crystal Gutshall was recently awarded the “Excellence in Education Award” for November. She was nominated for the award by SUN Area Technical Director Dennis Hain. The award was given by the Business and Education Committee of the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Gutshall has been the cosmetology teacher at SUN Area Technical Institute for more than 20 years. She has trained hundreds of students that have excelled in the cosmetology field. Each year she has numerous students advance to state and national SkillsUSA competitions. Last year she had two silver medalists at the national competition.
In addition to her outstanding teacher skills, she also devotes many hours serving as one of the SkillsUSA advisors at SUN Tech. In 2009, she was named the Pennsylvania Advisor of the Year. In 2010, she was recognized as the Region 1 Advisor of the Year; and at the national convention in 2010, she was awarded the National SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year.