DANBURY — A longtime Danbury High School teacher was recognized last week with a statewide award honoring technology teachers.

Erik Savoyski, who teaches technology education, received the Harrison Baker award, which is the highest honor one can earn from the Connecticut Technology Engineering Education Association.

Savoyski advises the school’s robotic team, which has consistently earned awards and has several times earned a spot at the international level of competition.

“Erik puts in long hours to help our students both in and out of the classroom,” Superintendent Sal Pascarella said in a Facebook post. “He is very motivational with our students, encouraging them to respond to technological challenges on their own under his watchful eye. Erik has guided his robotics team through many competitions and we are always awed by what these students are able to accomplish.”

The robotics team, called Team 5150, will host its sixth annual Vex Robotics qualifying event at the Danbury High School cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Saturday. About 450 students, mentors and parents from 62 teams across the state are expected.

Each year, the Connecticut Technology Engineering Education Association selects one middle school teacher and one high school teacher and a school program to honor.

This is the second time in as many years that the association has recognized a Danbury High School teacher. Last year, Sterling Miller, another technology educator, was awarded “Teacher of the Year.”