Title: 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.
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.
Title: Assistant Professor
Company: University of Evansville
Location: Evansville, IN
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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
Title: 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
Title: 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
Title: 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
Title: School Administrator
Company: Conerly Road School
Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
Wilkes Barre, PA, September 7, 2016, Dr. Donna Silva-Burnett, School Administrator at Conerly Road School, has been recognized by Elite American Educators, for dedication, achievement and leadership in education management.
Since joining the school more than a decade ago, Dr. Silva-Burnett has helped the school grow to become an institution of excellence. As the principal of the school, she ensures the students educational and development needs are met. With a background in guidance and counseling, she is able to offer tremendous services as a leader. She has worked in the Franklin Township Public Schools district for some time, and throughout her tenure has served in the capacity as assistant principal for the elementary, middle and high schools.
Title: Regional Climatologist
Company: Desert Research Institute
Location: Reno, NV