Grand Prize Winner is George Fiore, Innovative Headmaster of STEM Academy
Mahwah, NJ (February 1, 2012) –Hertz Furniture, premiere school furniture supplier, announced the winner of its recent “Taking the Lead” contest. The contest’s goal was to honor a leading school principal. The winner is Mr. George Fiore, Headmaster of the STEM Academy, located in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. The STEM Academy is an innovative school focusing on providing a 21st Century education in partnership with the business community.
Mr. Justin Staub, 10th grade Civics and Government teacher, nominated his colleague Mr. Fiore. Mr. Staub’s letter discussed his excellent leadership skills, “George Fiore exemplifies the ideals of an innovative educator and a compassionate leader.” Mr. Staub particularly praised his principal’s management style, “As a compassionate leader, George takes the time to listen to both his staff and students, creating an unbelievably comfortable work environment.”
Hertz Furniture is awarding both Mr. Fiore and Mr. Staub a special office chair. Both educators chose the Deluxe Managers Contemporary chair. Because this office chair offers exceptional support, these educators will be more comfortable as they do their jobs.
“We appreciate the diligent work of school principals and want to recognize their importance to education,” says Hertz Furniture president Saul Wagner. “The school principal is the key to a well-run school. We had many great nominations, but Mr. Fiore stood out among them.”
Mr. Staub ended his nomination letter by summing up his principal’s approach: “...George Fiore deserves recognition for “Taking the Lead” in changing traditional public education. If his model were closely examined and replicated, America’s public schooling would be the envy of the international community.”
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