John Lemon

Technical Instructor
Construction Division
5724 SW Huntoon St.
Topeka, KS 66604
Degrees & Certifications
Safety Awareness imacorp
Work Experience
  • 2008-Present: Technical Instructor Washburn Tech, (Topeka, KS)
  • 2008: Koch and Company, (Seneca, KS)
  • 2007-2008: Construction Foreman RNL Enterprises, (Muscotah, KS)
  • 1996-2007: Owner Operator Modern Installers, Inc. (Holton, KS)
  • 1994-1996: Installation Coordinator G&L Millwork, (St. Joseph, MO)
Special Interests
  • 2013-2014: Leadership Washburn participant
  • 2013-2014: President Phi Kappa Phi Washburn University (student)
  • 2012- present: Co-advisor Washburn Tech Student Government Association
  • 2012- present: Washburn Tech program review committee and New Teacher Mentor
  • 2012- present: Parade floats and activities committees Washburn Tech
  • Active member Church of Christ Muscotah, KS
  • 2012-2013: Treasurer Phi Theta Kappa Washburn University
  • 2008-2013: Member of numerous Cabinetmaking High School advisory boards.
  • 2008-present: Skills USA
  • 2013-2014: Scholarship recipient School of Applied studies Washburn University
  • 2013-2014: Phi Kappa Phi inductee
  • 2011 & 2012: Certificate of Appreciation of Service from the Villages
  • 2012: United Way Nominee for Shawnee County Volunteer of the Year
  • 2012- 2013: Phi Theta Kappa inductee
  • 2012-2013: Deans Honor Roll Washburn University
Why Do You Teach Tech Ed?

I teach cabinetmaking and millwork in technical education because it allows me to pass on my passion and knowledge to a large group of like-minded people.  Working within the technical education field I interact with high school as well as post-secondary individuals.  This is a unique opportunity that I embrace. My true passion is working with my hands and teaching others the skills needed in the technical field of cabinetmaking. The one thing I seem to consistently find about students is when they find something that they are truly passionate about they become better at all other things.

Career Accomplishments
Leadership Washburn Graduate - 2013-2014