Title: Director of Facilities and Operations
Company: Uniondale Public Schools
Location: Uniondale, NY
Dedicated to serving others, John LaBare has garnered more than 30 years of experience in custodial services and has spent the past 21 working as the director of facilities and operations at Uniondale Public Schools. Mr. LaBare began his career in hospitality then got involved in facilities and operations management. Mr. LaBare’s hard work has made him a respected and well-liked professional at Uniondale Public Schools. He takes great pride in his work and handles a myriad of responsibilities. Mr. LaBare is tasked with overseeing facilities and custodial services for a school system of 6,500 students, and taking care of constructional management in the district, compliance state required facilities issues, environmental protection agency issues, and health and safety matters. To ensure he does his job to the best of his ability, Mr. LaBare is a certified director of facilities (CDF) through New York State, certified high pressure steam boiler operator, certified oil heat technician, certified pool operator, and certified pesticide applicator. Mr. LaBare believes that he has been able to excel on a professional level because he has a focused nature, positive attitude, and passion for his job.
Company: Delta College
Location: Midland, MI
Midland, MI, January 22, 2016, Michael C. Faleski, Ph.D., Professor at Delta College, has been recognized by Elite American Educators for dedication, achievement and leadership in higher education.
Dr. Faleski began his career as a physics researcher, but eventually found his niche in teaching. He has been with Delta College for 13 years now, and currently teaches calculus-based electricity and magnetism. Dr. Faleski has been honored for his work numerous times; he was awarded the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT in January 2016, and won the title of Outstanding Faculty of the Year from the MI Community College Association in 2015. He won a World Year of Physics contest in 2005, was the recipient of the RadioShack National Teacher Award in 2003, and won the PhysicsBowl Excellence in Physics Teaching Award in 2001 and 2002. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Faleski was the certificate instructor of the U.S. Physics Team National Semi-Finalist. Yet, despite all of the professional honors he has received, Dr. Flaeski considers the most gratifying aspect of his career to be the emails and letters he receives from former students thanking him for pushing them to do better.
Title: Principal (Retired)
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Location: Woodland, California
Title: Faculty of Instructional Technology
and Distance Education
Company: Evergreen Valley College
Location: San Jose, California
San Jose, CA, December 22, 2015, Nasreen Rahim, Faculty of Instructional Technology and Distance Education at Evergreen Valley College, has been recognized by Elite American Educators for dedication, achievement and leadership in higher education.
Nasreen Rahim is an expert in instructional technology and distance education. In her position at Evergreen Valley College, she is in charge of teaching educational courses and training faculty and staff using technology and education. Ms. Rahim is also responsible for handling website enhanced courses and various systems, and doing administration and technology planning. She was recognized for her work in 2012, when she won the Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award.
Title: Senior Area Coordinator
Company: The Culinary Institute of America
Location: Hyde Park, New York
Hyde Park, NY, December 1, 2015, Ryan Butler, Senior Area Coordinator for The Culinary Institute of America, has been recognized by Elite American Educators for dedication, achievement and leadership in student program coordination.
Nestled in the bucolic Hudson Valley area of New York, the Culinary Institute of America produces some of the world’s finest chefs, bakers and pâtissiers. Aiding these students on their educational journey, Mr. Butler oversees student program coordination and event planning, manages residence halls, townhouses, and residence life and judicial affairs. Mr. Butler supervises a staff of nearly 20 resident assistants and the living quarters for approximately 600 upperclassmen. His affiliation with the Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers allows him to continue professionally developing and refining his skills.
Title: Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Company: Rice University
Location: Houston, Texas
Houston, TX, November 30, Frank Tittel, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, has been recognized by Elite American Educators, for dedication, achievement and leadership in instructing spectroscopy, nanotechnology, and physical chemistry in higher education.
Dr. Tittel’s career spans more than 50 years, and he has taught at Rice University for nearly the same amount of time, starting in 1967. As a professor in a changing and growing science, Dr. Tittel has been able to combine photonics research and development into education and researching applications and enhancements for laser technology. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), and the American Association of Physicists.
Title: Special-Day Class Teacher (Retired)
Company: Nevada County Superintendent of Schools
Location: Penn Valley, California
Penn Valley, CA, November 5, 2015, Sandra Walinski-Boone, retired special-day class teacher for the Nevada Country Superintendent of Schools, has been recognized by Elite American Educators for dedication, achievements and leadership in special education.
With a career that spanned more than four decades, Ms. Walinski-Boone is regarded for her compassion and professionalism as a teacher for students with learning disabilities. In her career she worked with mentally retarded children as well as those with Autism, ranging in age from infancy to young adults and up to 22 years old. Successful because of her longevity and ability to work with diverse children with varying needs, Ms. Walinski-Boone continues in her work as an educator through her involvement with the Gold Country for Young Children and the National Association for the Education of Children.
Title: Professor, Associate Chair of Radiation Oncology
Company: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn, NY, November 5, 2015, Sir Christopher S. Lange, S.B., D.Phil., KCOM, Professor, Associate Chair of Radiation Oncology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been recognized by Elite American Educators for dedication, achievements and leadership in biophysical and biological research. Continue reading
Title: Teacher, Adjunct Professor
Company: Middlesex County Vocational And Technical Schools
Location: Chesterfield, NJ