NewsChannel 13 traveled to more than a dozen schools to highlight some of the best educators in the Capital Region.

The teachers for the 2014-2015 Top Teacher series were all chosen in advance following a nomination period in the fall. We hope you’ll submit a nomination when we do the series again next year.

Rick Jason: New Lebanon Junior-Senior High School

Remember high school shop classes? Rick Jason at New Lebanon Junior-Senior High School does shop classes a little differently. “I don’t go to work. I go to school,” he explained. “I get paid to learn and share what I know with the students I teach.”