Grace Whitmore-Moss

Title: Special Education Teacher

Location: Capitol Heights, MD

Capitol Heights, MD, May 4, 2017, Grace Whitmore-Moss, Special Education Teacher, has been recognized by Elite American Educators, for dedication, achievement and leadership in special education.

With more than two and a half decades of practiced industry experience, Ms. Whitmore-Moss is uniquely qualified to serve as a special education teacher in her community. On a day-to-day basis, she develops individual education plans and tests students as she has always had an interest in improving the lives of children.

A member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Ms. Whitmore-Moss excels in her field because of a combination of her prior industry experiences and her educational background, which includes a Bachelor of Science in communication disorders from Long Island University, which is now LIU Post, as well as an advanced professional certification in special education. She is currently in the process of obtaining her master’s degree in English as a second language. Within the next five years, Ms. Whitmore-Moss intends to complete her master’s degree and experience continued professional growth.

Grace Whitmore-Moss was originally selected for inclusion in EliteAMERICAN Educators in October 2015. We are proud to be featuring Ms. Whitmore-Moss again in EliteAMERICAN Educators for 2017.

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Gwen K. Stahnke, Ph.D.

stahnke-gwen-182998Title: Instructor of Turf Grass Management and Egg Sciences

Company: Walla Walla Community College

Location: Walla Walla, WA

Walla Walla, Washington, December 16, 2016, Gwen K. Stahnke, Ph.D., Instructor of Turf Grass Management and Egg Sciences at Walla Walla Community College, has been recognized by Elite American Educators, for dedication, achievement and leadership in turf grass studies.

Ms. Stahnke was one of the first female professors in the C5 Turf Grass Division of the Crop Science Society of America. She was the first female to chair a research session of the C5 Turf Grass Division in 1981. She dedicated herself to continue educational efforts to promote science-based information regarding turf grass for the constituents of the Inland Empire and Puget Sound regions of Washington. She is the extension turf grass specialist at Washington State University.

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Linda Groff

groff-linda-1993834Title: 1) Director 2) Professor Emeritus

Company: 1) Global Options & Evolutionary Futures Consulting 2) California State University

Location: Playa del Rey, CA


Playa del Rey, California, December 12, 2016, Linda Groff, Ph.D., Director of Global Options & Evolutionary Futures Consulting, and Professor Emeritus of California State University, has been recognized by Elite American Educators, for dedication, achievement and leadership in futurism.

Dr. Groff is a professor of political science and future studies and a coordinator of the undergraduate behavioral science program. She has published more than 65 articles and has several books in preparation as either an author or editor. These books include “Evolution Evolving: Cutting-Edge Issues for Humanity and the World,” “Future Human Evolution: Perspectives from Transhumanist/Technology, Sustainability, Civilization, and Consciousness-Based Views,” based on articles from two special issues in the World Future Review, “Sustainable Peacebuilding: The Challenge of Building Cultures of Peace on Planet Earth, Based on Holistic, Evolving Aspects of Peace, Nonviolence, & Community Peace Wheels” and “Building Cultures of Peace: Empowering Local-Global Communities,” with articles covering 12 different sectors of a community peace wheel that was also used to organize a series of events in L.A./S. CA. Dr. Groff was a guest speaker for the World Future Review’s theme of future human evolution and has prepared PowerPoint presentations on futures, peace, and intercultural and interfaith issues. She attends multiple conferences on a yearly basis in the areas of global futures, peace, conflict resolution and nonviolence, intercultural and interfaith dialogue, and spiritual and consciousness areas. She presents one or two papers and sometimes a pre-conference course or keynote address.

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Mary E. McCarthy

Title: 1) Teacher (Retired) 2) Coach

Company: 1) Newton Public Schools 2) The Trump Network

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, Nevada, December 9, 2016, Mary E. McCarthy, Retired Teacher of Newton Public Schools and Coach of The Trump Network, has been recognized by Elite American Educators, for dedication, achievement and leadership in coaching.

Ms. McCarthy brings 37 years of experience to her role as a coach of The Trump Network. A former physical education teacher, she is experienced in the areas of conflict resolution and imparting life skills. Looking back, Ms. McCarthy attributes her success to her ability to set and achieve her goals. She became involved in her profession because of her interest in sports.

Ms. McCarthy received a Master of Arts in education from East Stroudsburg University in 1989. She maintains affiliation with the North Jersey Field Hockey Association and the International Literacy Association. In years to come, Ms. McCarthy hopes to establish her business with the Trump Network.

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Amy E. McBride, Ph.D.

mcbride-amy-764922Title: Assistant Professor

Company: University of Evansville

Location: Evansville, IN






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Ronald H. Miller, Ph.D.


Title: President

Company: Ronald H. Miller, Ph.D. LLC

Location: Saint Ann, MO


Saint Ann, MO, October 11, 2016, Ronald H. Miller, Ph.D., President of Ronald H. Miller, Ph.D. LLC, has been recognized by Elite American Educators, for dedication, achievement and leadership in information and referral systems.

Ronald H. Miller, Ph.D. is a highly regarded education professional who has garnered more than three decades of experience in the field. An expert in information and referral systems, and financial assistance for adult part-time students, Dr. Miller spends his days reporting to schools for after-school programs to aid students in improving their scores on standardized tests. Continue reading

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Pansy Goodall

goddall-pansy-1128400Title: Business Instructor

Company: Fort Berthold Community College

Location: New Town, ND

New Town, ND, October 7, 2016, Pansy Goodall, Business Instructor, has been recognized by Elite American Educators, for dedication, achievement and leadership in higher education.

For nearly a decade, Ms. Goodall has taught business to the eager students of Fort Berthold Community College. As an instructor, she is adept at preparing class assignments, conducting PowerPoint presentations, assigning grades and teaching accounting. She became involved in teaching after being asked to join the faculty and brought a decade of experience when she joined the school. Ms. Goodall attributes her success as an educator and businesswoman to the support and guidance she received from her own instructors and advisors. Continue reading

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Sarah Malino

malino-sarah-1788497Title: Professor of History Emerita

Company: Guilford College

Location: Greensboro, NC

Greensboro, NC, October 6, 2016, Sarah Smith Malino, Professor of History Emerita at Guilford College, has been recognized by Elite American Educators, for dedication, achievement and leadership in U.S. history.

Recognized for nearly 40 years of invaluable contributions to the field of history, Dr. Malino has taught generations of students topics in U.S. history. Considered an expert in the field, she specializes in 19th and 20th century U.S. history and is well versed in the matters of race, class, gender and ethnicity. She is also an expert in economic, business, labor history, women and gender history, public history, foreign policy, Native American history and the U.S. global impact. While teaching at Guilford College, Dr. Malino also did volunteer work and assisted on a collaborative feminist project.

Dr. Malino’s own education started at Wellesley College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy in 1967. She continued at Columbia University to earn a Master of Philosophy in history and attained a Ph.D. in American History at the university in1982. Prior to becoming a college professor, Dr. Malino taught at a private high school and a therapeutic school. Spending time in England and Israel helped Dr. Malino discover that she really wanted to teach at the collegiate level to conceptualize the multiple narratives of U.S. history in order to include the voices of ordinary people. Dr. Malino found a position at Guilford College and remained a history professor until her retirement in June 2013. Continue reading

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Janis Sparks

Janis SparksTitle: Principal (Retired)

Company: Napa Valley Unified School District
Donaldson Way Elementary School

Location: El Verano, CA, United States

EL VERANO, CA, September 20, 2016, Janis Sparks, former Principal, at Donaldson Way Elementary School, a subsidiary of the Napa Valley Unified School District, has been recognized by Elite American Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in educational management

Ms. Sparks decided to become a teacher while she was still in elementary school. In learning about Albert Schweitzer, she found great inspiration in his words, “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” His reverence for life as the foundation of ethics became embedded in her, along with her determination to serve others through teaching. She views everyday as a great gift and an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. She has always believed that education must address not only academics, but also the development of character and wisdom. To that end, weekly messages based on the words and actions of the great thinkers of the world were included in her student bulletins and acts of kindness and ethical behavior were celebrated school wide. Continue reading

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