Service to Education a sweet award for Honey

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Sure, John Honey could have retired when he thought he would. But had Honey merely retired after serving as McNary High School principal for four years, he would have missed out on a couple of things. For example, there’s last fall’s opening of the new Career Technical Education Center, of which Honey is the first principal. That led to the second thing: being honored with the 2015 Service to Education Award at the Jan. 23 Keizer First Citizen and Awards Banquet. Honey was presented the award by last year’s recipients, Krina and Chuck Lee. Chuck Lee works alongside Honey at CTEC, a private-public partnership between Mountain West Investments and the Salem-Keizer School District. Chuck is a SKSD school board member, while Krina runs the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation. “This person has been involved with the education of young people for over 30 years,” Krina said. “After nine years in the classrooms of North Salem and Sprague High Schools, this person worked as an assistant principal or principal of several schools before enjoying four years at McNary High School as their principal. This person is now the first principal of the new public-private Career Technical Education Center.” While that made it obvious, Chuck added some more details. “This person’s goal at McNary was to get the students and staff to contribute back to the community...

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